Sometimes, the fruit or vegetable smoothie won’t satisfy your hunger and you’ll need something else which will make you full.
What could be better than a protein shake which will take care of your muscle mass and keep you lean?
The most important thing of all is that it will help you on your weight loss journey and it would taste absolutely delicious!
Therefore, we provide you the recipes for 5 protein shakes, so you can prepare a different one for every work day. You can either replace your breakfast with a protein shake or make it a healthy snack which will fit best in-between meals.
- Spinach Flax Protein Smoothie
This recipe will make up one serving with the following nutritional value: 231 calories, 8 g fat, 0 g of saturated fat, 11 f sugar, 9 g fiber, 23 g carbs and 19 g protein. The 19 g of protein come from: spinach, almond milk, protein powder, flax meal and chia seeds. The spinach will provide you with the most essential vitamins and minerals and the additional fruits, such as: mango, banana and pineapple, will give it a sweet taste.
- 1/4 cup of frozen pineapple
- 1 tbsp of flax meal
- 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
- ¼ of frozen mango chunks
- 1 large handful of organic and washed baby spinach
- 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
- ½ of a banana( fresh or frozen)
- 1 tbsp of chia seeds
You should just combine all the ingredients together into a blender and serve right away.
- Coffee Banana Protein Smoothie
Just by adding a few ingredients and dedicating extra 5 minutes to prepare your coffee, you’ll have the perfect wake up drink which will give you the needed energy boost for the whole day. This amazing protein smoothie includes coffee and is a perfect choice for the many coffee addicts out there. The recipe will make up to 3 servings, so you can share it with other members of your family. It contains only 132 calories, 0 g saturated fat, 25 g carbs, 3.2 g fiber, 17 g sugar, 0.9 g fat and 5.2 g protein. The main sources of protein in this recipe are the Greek yogurt and the ground flax seed.
- ¼ tsp grated nutmeg
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tbsp ground flax seed
- 6 ice cubes
- 1 ½ bananas, cut into chunks
- 1 cup chilled brewed coffee
- 1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
- 2 tsp of honey or agave nectar
Put all the ingredients into a blender which can crush ice and blend until you get a homogenous and smooth content.
- Grape and Blueberry Protein Smoothie
This extra nutritional smoothie will provide you with the needed daily amount of vitamin C in just one serving which contains 320 calories and 9 g of protein. What is also important is that the grape and blueberries will lower your cortisol levels, which is a stress hormone responsible for storing fat. That makes them the perfect ingredients in a smoothie which aid in weight loss.
- ¼ cup of orange juice
- 1 ripe banana, peeled and frozen
- 1 egg, beaten, scrambled and cooled
- 3 large ice cubes
- ½ cup of fresh blueberries
- ½ cup of frozen red grapes
- 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
- 1/8 to ¼ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
First, you should scramble the egg on a small skillet over medium heat, until it is fluffy and cooked through. Afterwards, you should just leave the egg on a plate to cool and reach a room temperature. When you’re done with the first part of the preparations, you should just add all the ingredients into a blender and there you’ve got your protein smoothie.
- Skinny High Protein Oreo Milkshake
Who says that you cannot eat Oreos while on a diet? For most of you who are Oreo addicts, this is the recipe which will satisfy each and every one of your taste buds and help you lose weight at the same time. Isn’t that amazing? This milkshake recipe will be enough for 2 servings and contains only 211 calories and up to 19 g of protein which you’ll get from the cottage cheese and skim milk.
To prepare the Oreo milkshake, you will need the following ingredients:
- 3 Oreo cookies
- 1 teaspoon of Stevia
- 1 cup of skim milk
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 250 grams of fat-free cottage cheese
Follow these instructions:
First you should blend the cottage cheese and once you get a smooth content, you should add the rest of the ingredients into the blender. If the texture is too thick for your taste, by adding more milk, you will make it thinner. However, you should have in mind that keeping the milkshake into the fridge will make it thicker. It is recommended to put it in the fridge an hour before serving, so it tastes better and therefore make it a perfect refreshing snack during the hot summer days.
- Dark Chocolate Peppermint Shake
The chocolate and peppermint shake will both sweeten and refresh your day, replacing any tasty dessert. You will get 1 serving out of this recipe and that would have the following nutritional value: 153 calories, 0.9 g fat, 20 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 9 g sugar, 3.2 g fat, 13 g protein.
- 2-3 large ice cubes
- 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
- A pinch of sea salt
- 1 large frozen banana
- 1 cup of non dairy milk
- 1 scoop of Designer Whey Gourmet Chocolate Protein Powder
- ¼ tsp of pure peppermint extract
- 1 tablespoon dark/vegan chocolate chips
- Toppings: homemade whipping cream, vegan whipped topping, Greek yogurt
Put all the ingredients together in a blender and blend until you get a homogenous and smooth content. Enjoy your chocolate shake!