Losing weight is not at all easy if you don’t know the right way. It requires lots of hard work and patience along with the right combination of food to eat and avoid. And homemade protein shakes or smoothies are suggested by most of the health experts and dieticians in your diet plan when you are trying to lose your weight healthily. They are the best way to add protein to your diet. The increased protein intake also helps you to reduce your cravings and suppress your appetite. This makes you eat less and lose body fat without starving yourself. So, taking protein shakes when you are planning to lose your weight is the best thing to go for instead of taking those harmful supplements.
Have a look at some of the best homemade shakes which you can make at your house easily.
1. Sunrise Smoothie (8 g protein)
Sunrise smoothie is one of the perfect smoothies to lose your weight in a tastier way. This is a fresh and healthy smoothie to start your day off right. This tropical-tasting smoothie combines the antioxidant power of frozen berries with a blast of vitamin C from a whole orange, a punch of potassium from a frozen banana, and staying power from protein-packed Greek yogurt. Having this smoothie will keep you trim and healthy as you will get the benefits of berries, an orange, and banana.
2. Peanut Butter Protein Shake (30g Protein)
Peanut Butter protein is yum, creamy and very delicious. It contains no added sugar and is high sources of fibre and low in fat. You just have to blend 1 cup of yogurt, ½ cup almond milk, 1 to 2 tablespoons of peanut butter and 15-20 green grapes. Refrigerate and enjoy chilled. I don’t think there’s another easier way to shred your weight down after this smoothie.
3. Chocolate and Banana Protein Shake (12g Protein)
Believe me, this shake is just like heaven as it is made combining the two of things together i.e. Chocolate and Bananas. Not only they are healthy, but they are also good in taste. To prepare this shake, you would need 10 almonds, ½ cup yogurt, ¾ cup milk, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, ¼ cup cooked quinoa, 1 banana cut into chunks and 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder in a blender and blend them. Quinoa used in this shake has all the essential amino acids and is a great source of plant-based complete protein. Even you can use amaranth seeds instead of quinoa if you want.
4. Spinach Flax Protein Shake (19 g protein)
Spinach is a great source of vitamin K, vitamin A and vitamin C along with essential minerals. If you are planning for a weight loss, this green shake is the perfect option. To make this shake, you would need 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk, spinach leaves, 1/2 cup mango chunks, 1/2 cup pineapple bits, 1/2 a banana, 1 Tbsp flax seeds, 1 Tbsp Chia seeds and blend until smooth. Freeze and serve it immediately.
5. Berry Protein Shake (25g Protein)
Berries act as powerful antioxidants and they are a great source of fibre that helps you lose weight. To prepare this shake, you can use strawberries, cape gooseberries or blackberries in your smoothie, ½ cups whipped cottage cheese, ¼ cup water, 1 tablespoon Chia seeds and some honey if you want.
6. Vegan Protein Shake (28g Protein)
This shake is for all those who are trying to avoid milk and dairy products but are looking for a high protein shake for weight loss. To prepare this shake, blend ¾ cup of silken tofu, 1 cup of almond or cashew milk, 1 banana, ¼ cup cooked oats, 1 teaspoon honey and 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence for flavour. Tofu and nut milk is a high source of protein and oats add the necessary fibre to your weight loss drink.