Using high protein smoothie recipes in your weight
loss plan is a step in the right direction
as one can certainly drink a lot of protein in one serving. And protein is good to consume while losing weight. Having adequate protein in the process of losing body fat aids in the prevention of losing muscle. There is no
doubt that our goal is to lose weight... but not at the risk of losing muscle. We want to be strong and be tone.
Yes! I have been using all different brands of protein powders in my quest to losing my 100 pounds. I know that I am full for a longer period of time when I add extra protein to my fruit smoothie recipes. There are many different high quality proteins on the market today that tastes great and not have a grainy texture.
Some of them even have extra nutrients so they qualify as a meal replacement.
When I am wanting to lose weight... I plan to eat about 1 gram of protein for the number of ideal pounds I want to be. So if I want to weight 160... I should plan to eat 160 grams of protein. That is quite a bit of protein... but protein powders in smoothies help make that possible. Many of the brands have 24-35 grams of protein in each serving.
One thing to keep in mind while blending up a whey protein smoothie recipe is to leave out the powder until all of your smoothie is blended. Add the protein at the end and blend lightly. Doing your protein smoothie in this order will prevent the smoothie from getting super fluffy and foamy. Some people like their drinks like that. I prefer my smoothies to be a little more dense.
There are many others ways to blend protein to your smoothies besides only protein powders. Plain yogurt and greek yogurt add quite a bit of protein while adding a nice creamy, tasty base. Another crazy dairy option in these super high protein smoothies is cottage cheese!!! It actually tastes good! Don't knock it till you try it.
Want to try other protein shakes for weight loss?
- 2 scoops protein powder, premier vanilla
- 1 cup of 2% milk or alternative
- 1 medium sized banana, peeled and frozen
- 1/2 cup cottage cheese
- 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
Add sugar free sweetener of choice to taste
Blend all the ingredients together, except for the protein powder. Then add the powder and blend on low for 3-5 seconds. Now sit back and enjoy your treat.
- 1 cup of frozen peaches
- 3/4 cup plain greek yogurt
- sugar-free sweetener of choice
- 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
Add all, except the protein powder, to the blender. You may need to add a splash of milk if is to thick. Then add the protein powder and blend for 3-5 seconds. Enjoy!
Although, protein smoothie recipes can be a convenient way to get the healthy protein you need to lose weight. They should not make up the bulk of your diet. The foundation of your diet should consist of real foods. Eating protein will no longer feel like a chore!
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The contents are not meant to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. This website is for sharing knowledge and information from the research and experience of DaNae. She encourages you to make your own health decisions based upon your research and discussion with your own qualified professionals.