8 Best Protein Shakes For Weight Loss


Protein is a major nutrient for healthy diet and lifestyle. Many people tend to think that protein shakes are for bodybuilding and will make them gain more weight. This is however not true because you can use protein shakes for weight loss!

 

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It is important in healthy diet and lifestyle and has been scientifically proven to be a key ingredient for weight loss. Adding a cup of protein shake daily will help to lower calory intake and this will also increase the protein intake. Protein shakes is also loaded with nutrients that are beneficial to the skin, bones and the hair.

Protein is a healthier alternative to carbohydrates. Although,  carbohydrates gives an immediate energy boost, protein digests slowly before it can give the body energy. This makes it a long-lasting source of energy for the body. The fact that it digests slowly makes it vital in burning fat.

 

 

8 Protein Shakes For Weight Loss

 

Here is a list of 8 Protein shakes for weight loss:

1. Key Lime Pie Shake

 

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Key Lime pie has ingredients like sweetened condensed milk, butter, sugar and heavy cream. Although the ingredients are not so good for the waistline, it tastes nice!

The shake is however different as it does not have excess sugar and has 42 grams of muscle building protein. This cream uses cottage cheese and this is what gives it the milkshake consistency. If you have allergies to dairy, feel free to add some tofu to get the same consistency.

Protein Source: Fat-free cottage cheese and protein powder

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of fat-free cottage cheese
  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon of lime juice (you can use fresh or bottled)
  • 5-10 ice cubes (this should be based on how thick or thin you like your shake)
  • 1 cup of water (depends on the perfect consistency for you)
  • 1 teaspoon of sweetener (your choice)
  • Green food coloring- you can use spinach!

Optional

  • 1 tablespoon of sugar-free vanilla instant pudding mix
  • Cottage cheese or Tofu (as mentioned earlier, this gives it the milkshake consistency)
  • 1 graham cracker (crushed)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of xanthan gum

To Do:

Put everything in a blender and blend until it has a creamy consistency. Use the crushed graham cracker as a topping.

 

2. Almond Butter Protein Smoothie

 

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This protein smoothie is made with four ingredients making it easy to mix and drink. Almond butter contains natural protein and the chia seeds, full of antioxidants and omega 3s that will protect the heart.

To add a dash of spice, you can add cinnamon– this will help regulate the blood sugar and deal with stubborn belly fats. Almond butter protein smoothie can be served at breakfast or as an afternoon snack.

Protein Source: Almond milk, almond butter, chia seeds.

Ingredients

  • 1 big ripe banana (peeled and frozen)
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
  • 3/4 cups of unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon of unsweetened almond butter

You can also add:

  • Maca powder
  • Raw cocoa powder
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Fruits of your choice
  • Leafy green veggie of choice

To Do:

Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

 

3. French Toast Protein Shake

 

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This is another of the protein shakes for weight loss with the taste of fresh French toast. It has more protein and a bit of fat and calories. The sweetener used in this shake is far sweeter than sugar, so, the suggestion is to start with two packets of Stevia adding more as the need may be.

Protein Source: Fat-free cottage cheese and protein powder

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of fat-free cottage cheese (to make the shake creamy. You can substitute with 1 small frozen banana or 1/2 cup of greek yogurt)
  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • A dash of nutmeg or pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon of maple extract (you can substitute with 2 tablespoons of sugar-free maple syrup)
  • 3-5 packets of Stevia (sweetener of your choice)
  • 5-10 ice cubes
  • 1/2 butter extract (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Xanthan gum (optional)
  • Water

To Do:

Put everything in a blender and blend until it has a creamy consistency. Top with light whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon if desired, and Enjoy!

 

4. Raw Chocolate Smoothie

 

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Unadulterated cacao has two important benefits- it is filled with a high amount of fiber and it is loaded with antioxidants. Raw cacao, when paired with a considerable amount of honey, it is sweet and good for the body.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon of raw honey
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of raw cacao powder
  • 2 tablespoons of raw peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup of almond milk- homemade or store-bought
  • 1 medium banana

To Do:

  • Warm the raw honey to give a less thick consistency.
  • Blend honey, banana, cacao, peanut butter and almond milk until smooth.
  • You can use processed ingredients for a regular smoothie.

 

5. Peach And Oat Breakfast Smoothie

 

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Peach and Oat breakfast smoothie is one of the protein shakes for weight loss; owing to its ingredients- ripe banana, fiber-filled oats, Greek yogurt, frozen peaches and almond milk. This smoothie contains 6 grams of fiber and 11 grams of protein, so, it will help curb the appetite.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups of peeled and diced frozen peaches
  • A cup of almond milk
  • 1 ripe banana (peeled and frozen)
  • 1/2 cup of oats
  • 1/2 cup of cold water
  • 5.3oz of greek yogurt

To Do:

Blend all the ingredients until smooth and serve immediately.

 

6. Berry Oat Smoothie

 

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This smoothie contains a blend of berries which are rich in antioxidants and oats. It helps to curb the appetite thereby helping to reduce weight gain.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup of milk (add to your choice)
  • 3 tablespoons of honey
  • 1/4 cup of ice
  • 1/2 cup of frozen berries
  • 1/3 cup of greek yogurt

Directions:

Add all ingredients into a sturdy blender and blend till you get a creamy consistency.

 

7. Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Shake

 

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This is another of the delicious protein shakes for weight loss. Made from frozen bananas and peanut butter, this smoothie is rich and fully loaded with nutrients. It is packed with protein when you use almond milk without taking in a high amount of sugar as in other smoothies.

Ingredients:

  • 2 large overripe bananas (peeled, sliced and frozen)
  • 3/4 cup of ice
  • 1 cup of almond milk (as desired)
  • 1/4 cup of creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder

To Do:

Add all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

 

8. Raw Banana Bread Shakes

 

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This smoothie gives a warm and soothing flavor without flour or butter. The walnuts therein are a major boost of protein, fiber, and healthy omega-3s.

To make the walnut milk, you will need:

  • A cup of raw walnuts (soaked for 4 hours)
  • 3 cups of filtered water

Blend the soaked walnut, add filtered water to make the blender run fast and smooth. Sieve the blend to get the milk out.

For the Banana Bread Shake:

  • 3 cups of walnut milk
  • 2 cups of sliced banana (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla powder
  • A pinch of freshly grated walnut
  • 1 tablespoon of maple syrup (this is optional).
  • 2 tablespoon of cacao nibs

To Do:

Combine the walnut milk, sliced bananas, vanilla powder, cinnamon, maple syrup and ice in an upright blender. Blend the ingredients till you have a smooth consistency, add cacao nibs and run the blender few second more. Pour the raw banana bread shake into a cup and add your desired topping. Serve cold!

 

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