Smoothies tend to serve two purposes – they are filling and healthy. This means that if you are on a weight loss regime, you can count on protein smoothies. You can easily replace your meal with a smoothie. Healthy protein smoothies are very easy to make at home. Choose your favorite ingredients and make one for yourself without any preservatives.
Here are my favorite picks for ‘make-at-home’ smoothies:
Best Healthy Protein Smoothies to Make at Home
Very Berry Smoothie
Before I tell you the ingredients that go into making this smoothie, let me tell you that this smoothie is not just protein-packed. You can have this smoothie if you are looking for something rich in healthy fats, fibers, probiotics, and phytonutrients. The ingredients for this yummy-licious smoothie are:
- 12 oz water
- 2 cups of mixed berries
- 1 cup of spinach
- 1 tbsp of walnuts
- 1/2 cup plain and low-fat yogurt
- 1 tbsp of ground flaxseed
- 2 scoops of vanilla protein powder
Blend all the above-mentioned ingredients for a power-packed drink. This shake contains 500 calories, 11g fat, 57g protein, 14g fiber, and 54g carbs. If you combine this with exercises for weight loss, you will be able to lose weight healthily.
Apple and Grains Shake
If you would like to know how this shake tastes like before you make it, just two words for you – Apple Pie. I am not exaggerating here but you would feel like having a glass of apple pie. This protein and phytonutrients packed shake is all you would like to have after a heavy workout. Blend the apples with the skin on for more nutritious value.
To make this smoothie blend together vanilla flavored protein, water, apple, spinach, almonds, uncooked oats, and cinnamon. Add ice as per your requirement as well. Have it cold. A glass of the apple and grains smoothie contains 535 calories. Other than that, your body gets the nutritious value of 58g protein, 46g carbs, 9g fiber, and 13g fat.
Banana, Chocolate and Peanut Butter Shake
The name of this smoothie suggests that it is an ultra-rich one when it comes to calories. Well, protein smoothies are meant to have a high nutritious value. The ingredients that you need to make this smoothie include water, yogurt, or milk (whatever you prefer). Apart from that, you would need chocolate-flavored protein powder, banana, peanut butter, spinach, dark cocoa powder. Blend all the ingredients for a thick and rich smoothie bursting with exotic flavors.
Having a glass of this smoothie would mean that you consume a total of 585 calories. You also feed your body 8g fiber, 59g protein, 22g fat, and 38g carbs by drinking a glass of this smoothie.
Strawberry and Banana Shake
If all your weight loss diets fail, you should consider having these smoothies with your workout routine, and you will see the difference. Who isn’t familiar with the famous Strawberry and Banana shake? However, this recipe adds a little twist to the original. I would recommend you to add flax seeds to the smoothie to make up for the amount of fiber that your body needs. Apart from that, flax seeds are also a rich source of heart-healthy Omega 3 fats.
Add water, banana, vanilla flavored protein powder, spinach strawberries, ground flax in a blender, and blend. Have this smoothie right after a workout session or early in the morning. Your body will get 490 calories after you drink a glass of this protein smoothie. Other nutritious values include 55g protein, 11g fiber, 9g fat, and 47g carbs.
Vanilla Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
If you are not a pumpkin fan, his one’s not for you. You can look for other plant-based and vegan diet options. However, if you love pumpkin as much as I do, then you should give this smoothie a try. Apart from this smoothie is a rich source of protein, it is also packed with Vitamin A. the latter is good for your eyes, immune system, and skin.
Blend water, vanilla flavored protein powder, walnuts, pureed pumpkin, uncooked oats, ground flax, cinnamon or vanilla extract, and ice together. Keep blending until you obtain a smooth mixture and enjoy having this yummy shake. This smoothie is packed with 535 calories. You will also treat your body to 13g fiber, 60g protein, 45g carbs, and 13g fat by having a glass of this shake.
Tropical Power Shake
Another healthy protein smoothies are this tropical power shake. It tastes more like Pina Colada. You would need water, vanilla flavored protein powder, pineapple, ground flax, banana, spinach, coconut flakes, and yogurt for this smoothie. Blend all the mentioned ingredients to enjoy 525 calories in a glass.
I hope that you enjoy making and having these smoothies as much as I do. I believe that this is the best non-surgical weight loss routine to follow to lose the extra layers of fat. Workout, have a glass of smoothie, do not eat junk, and have a consistent sleep pattern. You will see a huge change in your body if you start following it.