First of all, if you’re making your own smoothies – hats off to you!

Adding extra protein to your smoothie can keep cravings at bay, boost energy, rev your metabolism, and build muscle.

Here are five ways to give your smoothie a killer protein boost!

1. Oats
You might think oats equals carbs, but they also come with a healthy dose of protein and studies suggest oats can help prevent obesity, diabetes, and heart attacks.

2. Avocado
Everything tastes better with avocado, and its power combo of protein and healthy fats is guaranteed to keep you full for hours.

3. Kale
Kale has protein, fibre, and an amazing amount of vitamins C. It might not look pretty all blended up, but it will taste great and do your body some serious good.

4. Chia seeds
This superfood has more going for it than protein. It’s also loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and fibre.

5. Tofu
Tofu is packed with protein and can rev energy and fight disease. Some studies have even shown that suggests soybean peptides may even slow cancerous growths.