​Think beyond the whey protein and blend with these nutritionist-approved smoothie ingredients!

If you already have your go-to smoothie recipe down to a science, you know that protein is the secret to blending one that will actually keep you full all morning long. Oftentimes, a quality protein powder is the most convenient way to up your grams in a hurry. But the powdered stuff is far from your only option.

Odds are you’ve added avocado to the mix, and maybe you’ve even scooped in some hemp seeds before. Yet there are still plenty more protein powerhouses you probably haven’t even considered using in your breakfast drink. We asked nutrition experts to share the surprising ingredients they add to their blenders to boost protein intake and beat smoothie boredom. Here are six to try:

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