Easy Way To Prepare Protein Smoothies For Weight Loss

Protein smoothies and fruit infusion

Protein smoothies or shakes are becoming increasingly popular for those who want to shed off some weight because drinking protein shakes encourage weight loss by curbing one’s appetite. Just having smoothies to replace a meal also cuts your calorie intake. Protein also helps build your muscles.  But do remember that relying solely on protein shakes as meal replacement will not be good for you. Nothing beats a healthy meal every time; if you are planning to start on protein shake diet, make sure to get advice from your doctor or nutritionist, especially if you have a medical condition. Adding fruits infusion to your smoothies recipe is also a great alternative recipe.

I figured, I could scroll the internet and find you my top 8 recipes of protein shakes you might want to try for yourself.

BLUEBERRY-PEANUT BUTTER SMOOTHIE

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp. whey protein
  • 1/2 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tbsp. peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup ice

What to do: Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

(Recipe courtesy of Delish)

PIÑA COLADA PROTEIN SMOOTHIE

Ingredients:

  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 banana
  • 2/3 c. frozen pineapple
  • 1/3 c. frozen mango
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • pineapple wedge, for garnish

What to do?

Combine coconut milk, banana, pineapple, mango and protein powder in a blender and blend on high until smooth.

Garnish with a wedge of pineapple and serve.

Recipe courtesy of Delish


RASPBERRY-BANANA PROTEIN SHAKE

Ingredients

  • 1 scoop raw rice protein
  • ½ banana
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp flax seeds
  • 1 handful raspberries
  • 8-12 oz water (or for a thicker shake, use unsweetened coconut milk)

What to do? Blend all ingredients together until smooth. Makes one 12-ounce serving.

Recipe courtesy of Jessica Geier, holistic health coach.

SNICKERDOODLE SMOOTHIE

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp agave nectar
  • 2 tbsp flax meal
  • ⅓ cup peanut butter
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 frozen banana, peeled and chopped
  • 1 ½ cups vanilla almond milk
  • 1 scoop protein powder of choice

What to do? Blend all ingredients together until smooth. Add more almond milk if you'd like a thinner consistency. Makes two 12-ounce servings.

Recipe courtesy of Claire Thomas of Kitchy Kitchen.

QUICK START SHAKE

Ingredients

  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tsp powdered Stevia
  • 3 cup mandarin oranges, drained
  • Directions: Combine and blend

Recipe courtesy of Body Building

 

PEPPERMINT OATMEAL SHAKE

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sugar-free vanilla ice-cream
  • 2 cup milk, fat-free
  • 1 cup water
  • 1½ tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 cup raw oats
  • 2 scoops chocolate protein powder

What to do: Combine and blend! It's so simple.

Recipe courtesy of Body Building


APPLE AND GREAT GRAIN SHAKE

  • 12 oz water, milk, or yogurt
  • 2 scoops vanilla flavored protein
  • 1 apple, core removed, and sliced into wedges
  • 1 cup of spinach
  • 2 tbsp of almonds
  • ¼ cup of uncooked oats
  • Ice as needed
  • Cinnamon to taste

What to do? Blend everything as you see fit.

Recipe courtesy of Men’s health


VANILLA PUMPKIN PIE SHAKE

This one, is definitely my favorite for the season, I love fall and the pumpkin season.

Ingredients:

  • 12 oz water, milk, or yogurt
  • 2 scoops vanilla flavored protein powder
  • ¾ cup of pureed pumpkin
  • 1 tbsp of walnuts
  • 1 tbsp of ground flax
  • ½ cup of uncooked oats
  • Cinnamon and vanilla extract to taste
  • Ice as needed

What to do: Make sure to blend everything.

Recipe courtesy of Men’s Health


All these smoothies are nutrient-packed. They provide you protein, healthy fats, vegetables, and fruits in one delicious and convenient package.

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