Ever wonder what’s actually in your protein powder? We did. And after we deciphered the near-unpronounceable ingredients, we started thinking some more. Say you wanted to nix powders altogether—forgo the tubs of whey and take a more natural route—by bulking up shakes and smoothies with protein-filled vegetables, seeds, dairy products, and more. What would you use? Which easy-to-mix-in foods have the highest protein profile?

Don’t worry—rhetorical question—you don’t have to rack your brain or raid your fridge. We assembled 15 foods packed with protein, flavor, and nutrients to support your health and treat your taste buds. Happy blending.

Note: Each food's nutritional value has been generated from Calorie Counter