Strawberry Protein Smoothie

Serves 2

COST: $0.83

Per 1⁄2 of recipe or 16 oz.

Calories: 148

Fat: 2g

Carbohydrates: 30g

Protein: 7g

Fiber: 3g

Sugar: 18g

Sodium: 6mg

1⁄2 cup frozen strawberries

1⁄2 block silken tofu

1 banana

3⁄4 cup orange juice

3 or 4 ice cubes

1 tablespoon honey

Blend together all ingredients until smooth and creamy.

Protein Shakes
If you’re tempted by those rows of fancy-looking dairy- and egg-based protein powders sold at your gym, try a vegan version! Well-stocked natural-foods stores sell a variety of naturally vegan protein powders that you can add to a smoothie for all your muscle-building needs. Look for hemp protein powder or flax-meal blends, and don’t be afraid of the green proteins—some of them are quite tasty!