Instead of synthetic protein powders or supplements, these homemade protein shakes for weight loss are simple to make and use natural protein-rich ingredients that can be found in any kitchen.
It’s not easy to lose weight. It takes a lot of experimenting with different foods to eat, foods to avoid, and a good workout routine. Consistent effort is the key here, and if you get these fundamentals right, you’ll be able to lose weight quickly while also maintaining it over time.
Most health experts and nutritionists will tell you that if you want to lose weight in a healthy way, you should eat a lot of high-quality protein foods. “Protein is one of the most important nutrients for weight loss, and protein shakes are a handy way to add protein to your diet. Increased protein consumption reduces cravings and suppresses appetite, allowing you to eat less and shed body fat without being hungry.” “High protein also boosts your metabolism, helping you burn more calories than usual because a lot of energy is spent digesting and metabolizing it,” says Amandeep Hospital dietitian Harjeet Kaur. Of course, foods like eggs, milk, chia seeds, and quinoa are great sources of protein, but if you want to branch out and try something new, here are some homemade protein shakes for weight loss that you can make at home.
Weight loss with homemade protein shakes
1. Peanut Butter Protein Shake.
This nutty, creamy, and delicious homemade protein shake. It is low in fat and high in fiber, with no added sugar. 1 cup yogurt, 12 cup almond milk, 1 to 2 tablespoons peanut butter, and 15-20 green grapes are blended together in a blender. Refrigerate and enjoy chilled.
2. Chocolate and Banana Protein Shake.
Believe it or not, chocolate and bananas make for a fantastic mix. Not only do they make your protein shake super healthy but they also add good taste. In a blender, combine 10 almonds, 12 cup yogurt, 34 cup milk, 12 teaspoon cinnamon, 14 cup cooked quinoa, 1 banana chopped into chunks, and 1 tablespoon chocolate powder for a tasty protein smoothie. Quinoa is a fantastic source of plant-based complete protein since it includes all of the essential amino acids. Instead of quinoa, you might use amaranth seeds.
3. Berry Protein Shake
All berries are high in antioxidants and are a good source of fiber, which aids weight loss. Strawberries, cape gooseberries (rasbhari), or blackberries (jamun) can all be used in a smoothie. Use 7-10 berries, 12 cup whipped cottage cheese, 14 cup water, 1 tablespoon chia seeds, and honey if desired to make this delightful energy booster.
4. Protein Shake (Vegan)
This one is for individuals who are attempting to eliminate milk and dairy products while still looking for a high-protein weight-loss smoothie. For flavor, combine 34 cup silken tofu, 1 cup almond or cashew milk, 1 banana, 14 cup cooked oats, 1 teaspoon honey, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Protein is provided by tofu and nut milk, while fiber is provided by oats in your weight loss drink.
5. Protein Shake with Raw Eggs
Try this homemade protein shake with raw eggs if you’re serious about muscle building and weight loss. However, make certain that the eggs you purchase are of good quality. 1 raw egg (with yolk), half an avocado, 1/2 cup milk (coconut milk is OK), 1 banana, 1 teaspoon honey, and 12 teaspoon cinnamon In a blender, combine all of the ingredients. Blend thoroughly before serving.
6. Protein Shake with Spinach and Flax
Combine 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or any sort), spinach leaves, 1/2 cup mango chunks, 1/2 cup pineapple bits, 1/2 a banana, 1 tablespoon flax seeds, and 1 tablespoon chia seeds in a blender and puree until smooth, as advised by Dietitian Harjeet Kaur of Amandeep Hospital. Immediately pour into a glass and serve.
When should you drink protein shakes?
The greatest time to consume this energy booster is just after an exercise, when your body requires immediate nutrients for muscle recuperation and growth. However, you must have it within 30 to 45 minutes of finishing your workout. Because protein uptake is faster just after an exercise, this window is critical. You can also consume it half an hour before your workout to re-energize and increase your endurance.
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