5 Yummy Homemade Shakes for Weight Loss

Everyone loves yummy shakes for weight loss that doubly work as meal replacement, especially those that look good, tasty and inviting. And if they aid in weight loss then no need to ask again. What did you say “the shakes help us lose weight?” “And they keep our skin, hair, bones and heart healthy!” Oh My God, we can wonder “are you joking?”

NO, we are not joking. The diet shakes we present are packed with additional essential nutrients doing all these healthy benefits. And you know what, there is no preparation involved and no cleanup effort needed too. Moreover they use the ingredients most Indian kitchens have.

Another good thing is, that these shakes are million times better than the protein shakes your gym offers. Gyms, in order to save money, offer shakes loaded with sugar. They are also hundred times better than the recipes Internet brings about. Lastly, you will make them yourself which means you know what goes inside and drink carefree!

How to Make Weight Loss Shakes at Home?

Are you ready to get the mouthwatering homemade weight loss shake recipes? Here we go. Just get a mixer/grinder and you are on the way to make yummy, delicious, quick and nutritious shakes for weight loss.

1. Delicious Spinach Protein Shake

Delicious Spinach Protein Shake(you would never know it has Spinach, we guarantee)!

Benefits

  1. 1/3 of daily recommended dose of Vitamin A (from Spinach)
  2. Up to 4 grams of fiber which gives the feeling of stomach full
  3. 24 grams of protein
  4. Helpful nutrients like phosphorus, manganese and potassium

The delightful shake ingredients

  1. 1 ripe banana
  2. 1 scoop Protein Powder
  3. 100 grams Spinach leaves washed
  4. 100 ml of Almond milk (read about Almond milk recipe here)
  5. 1 slice of Pineapple
  6. 1 tablespoon flax seeds (mildly roasted and ground)
  7. 1 tablespoon Chia seeds (read about Chia seeds here)
  8. ½ cup of any fresh fruit e.g. mango/guava/kiwi/apple

Put all in a mixer/blender and blend till smooth. Add ice if needed and drink immediately.

Suggestion

Offer a small serving to any of your brother/sister and ask them to judge the green. 🙂

Practical Benefits

  1. Use it for breakfast, or
  2. As a perfect fast lunch, or
  3. As a great pre/post workouts snack.
  4. With 2 bananas, it can easily replace your lunch.

Helpful Tips

  1. Feel free to add or subtract any ingredients.
  2. Use Soy milk if you cannot get Almond milk.
  3. Adding a few ice cubes makes a shake creamy. Because when ice is crushed, it also grinds the spinach finer.
  4. The fruits bring their own sugar.

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2. Chocolate Peppermint Protein Fruity Shake

Chocolate Peppermint Protein Fruity Shake(Hmmm, food for thought!)

The pepperminty shake with chocolate tastes sinful. You can have it any time of the day no matter what. It has all the proteins and micro nutrients and tastes like a dessert but without any waist-expanding ingredients. For best results try adding hung-curd. The ice-cubes make it a bit creamy and frothy. We bet you will regret why you made only one serving!

Benefits

  1. 30 grams protein
  2. Helpful nutrients like phosphorus, manganese and potassium
  3. 4 grams of fiber
  4. 4 grams of fat

The Yummy Chocolaty Shake Ingredients

  1. 1 large ripe banana
  2. 1 cup Greek Yoghurt (Dahi)
  3. Spearmint leaves (Pudina)
  4. 1 cup Almond / Soya / Peanut Milk (recipes for Almond/Peanut milk here)
  5. 4-5 Ice cubes
  6. 1 tablespoon Cocoa Powder
  7. 1 scoop chocolate flavor Whey Protein powder
  8. 1 tablespoon roasted peanuts coarsely ground
  9. 2 tablespoon whipped cream
  10. Stevia/sugar free pellets as per taste

Procedure

  1. Crush spearmint leaves and mix with crushed banana. Add your preferred milk, ice and blend.
  2. Strain the liquid to remove the spearmint leaves.
  3. Add all except roasted peanuts and cream. Blend till done.
  4. Sprinkle ground peanuts and top with whipped cream.
  5. Enjoy!

Helpful Tips

  1. Feel free to add or subtract any ingredients.
  2. All three milk varieties: almond/soy/peanut have their peculiar but wonderful taste
  3. Adding a few ice cubes makes a shake creamy. Because when ice is crushed, it also grinds the spearmint finer.
  4. The fruits bring their own sugar.
  5. Sugar free/stevia don’t add any calories.

Practical Benefits

  1. Use it for breakfast, or
  2. As a perfect fast lunch, or meal replacement
  3. As a great pre/post workouts snack.
  4. With 2 bananas, it can easily replace your lunch.

3. Chia Almond Butter Smoothie

Chia Almond Butter SmoothieChia seeds provide the very essential Omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Almond butter & milk has loads of natural protein. Banana lends a bit of sweetness and powerful and helpful micro nutrients our body needs. The banana almond butter blend is as amazing to look as it tastes good.

Benefits

  1. 36 grams protein
  2. Helpful nutrients like phosphorus, manganese and potassium
  3. 4 grams of fiber
  4. 4 grams of fat

 The delicious sweety protein smoothie ingredients

  1. 1 large ripe banana
  2. 2 tablespoons almond butter
  3. 1 cup almond milk
  4. 1 tablespoon Chia seeds
  5. 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  6. Ice cubes
  7. 1 scoop protein powder

Procedure

Blend everything except Chia seeds. When done, sprinkle the seeds and drink.

Helpful Tips

  1. Substitute Peanut butter for almond butter but then use Peanut milk
  2. Substitute Flax seeds if Chia seeds are not available. But then use slightly roasted and coarsely ground and powdered variety.
  3. Cinnamon is optional, but recommended.
  4. Protein powder can be any flavor but unflavoured/chocolate variety is preferred for taste matching.
  5. Ice lends a creamy texture when blending.

Practical Benefits

  1. Use it for breakfast, or
  2. As a perfect fast lunch, or
  3. As a great pre/post workouts snack.
  4. With 2 bananas, it can easily replace your lunch.
  5. Cinnamon not only increases the taste graph but also help reduce belly fat and stabilize blood sugar. Ultimately it will curb your hunger pangs.

4. Yummy Coffee Banana Energy Boosting Smoothie

Yummy Coffee Banana Energy Boosting SmoothieThis is the ultimate recipe. The carefully chosen ingredients including Greek Yoghurt (Dahi) easily gels with banana and the sugar within creates creamy texture. Coffee is a sure shot energy booster and the combination is not so common to many. This smoothie is an ideal drink after harder workouts.

Benefits

  1. 40 grams protein
  2. Helpful nutrients like phosphorus, manganese and potassium
  3. 6 grams of fiber
  4. 2 grams of fat

The yummy coffee banana energy boosting smoothie ingredients

  1. 11/2 large ripe bananas
  2. 1 cup full fat Greek Yoghurt (Dahi)
  3. 1 glass full fat milk’s Cold Coffee (unsweetened)
  4. 2 teaspoon honey
  5. 1 tablespoon slightly roasted and finely ground Flax seeds
  6. 1 scoop protein powder
  7. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  8. 1 teaspoon chocolate powder
  9. 2 pinches nutmeg powder (Jaiphal)
  10. Ice cubes

Procedure

  1. Cut half banana into thin slices.
  2. Blend rest till it results into a smooth and frothy liquid
  3. Add banana slices.
  4. Drink slowly while chewing the banana slices.

Practical Benefits

  1. Use it for breakfast, or
  2. As a perfect fast lunch, or
  3. As a great pre/post workouts snack.
  4. With 2 bananas, it can easily replace your lunch.
  5. Cinnamon not only increases the taste graph but also help reduce belly fat and stabilize blood sugar. Ultimately it will curb your hunger pangs.
  6. Nutmeg boosts immune function, boosts skin health, detoxifies the body, relieves pain and soothes indigestion of any sort.

5. Walnut Banana Tasty Dessert Shake

Walnut Banana Tasty Dessert ShakeGet a healthy breakfast with all the goodness of Omega-3 fatty acids, micro nutrients and skin health boosters in this one heady mix. Mix in an unflavoured protein powder and you can be sure of not needing anything before lunch.

The Walnut Banana Tasty Dessert Shake Ingredients

  1. 2 cups walnuts / 1 cup walnuts + 1 scoop whey protein powder
  2. 2 large ripe bananas (half banana cut into slices)
  3. 1 cup soy milk / almond milk / Greek Yoghurt (Dahi)
  4. 2 teaspoons honey
  5. 1 teaspoon nutmeg powder
  6. 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  7. 2 tablespoons slightly roasted Flax Seeds powder
  8. 1 tablespoon chocolate chips grated
  9. Ice cubes

Procedure

  1. Crush the almonds in a blender.
  2. Add milk and give it a whirl.
  3. Add all ingredients except chocolate chips
  4. Blend till smooth.
  5. Top with banana slices and chocolate chips and serve.

Practical Benefits

  1. Use it for breakfast, or even as a dessert
  2. As a perfect fast lunch, or
  3. As a great pre/post workouts snack.
  4. With 2 bananas, it can easily replace your lunch.
  5. With 2 cups walnuts, add half scoop of protein powder for more protein.
  6. Cinnamon not only increases the taste graph but also help reduce belly fat and stabilize blood sugar. Ultimately it will curb your hunger pangs.
  7. Nutmeg boosts immune function, boosts skin health, detoxifies the body, relieves pain and soothes indigestion of any sort.
  8. Complex carbohydrates in Greek Yoghurt help keep full for long without increasing blood sugar.

Conclusion
As you can see from the practical benefits these shakes & smoothies have everything for your skin and hair and help maintain energy with more protein and less carbohydrates. Instead of sticking to any one of these shakes, it is better to alternate and keep your body interested. Happy Shaking!

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