Protein Shakes and Weight Loss Recipes That Will Whip You Up Into Shape

Believe it or not, protein shakes aren’t just a thing for muscle building. Protein shakes can be one of the most powerful weight-loss aid, ever.

I am not particularly saying that adding a protein shake to your usual meals will help in a big way. What I’m saying is that you actually need to replace your meal with a protein shake.

That is basically how it works.  Or you can replace your meal with some recommended weight loss recipes provided below together with a helpful protein shake.

Just then, you can lower your calorie intake and pave the way for weight loss.

Check out these PROTEIN SHAKEs and weight loss recipes that will whip you up into shape:

GRAPE AND BLUEBERRY PROTEIN SMOOTHIE

Ingredients:

  1. 1 egg beaten, scrambled and cooled
  2. 1 ripe banana peeled and frozen
  3. ½ cup fresh blueberries
  4. ½ cup frozen red grapes
  5. 3 large ice cubes
  6. 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  7. ¼ cup orange juice
  8. 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon

Procedure:

  1. Scramble the egg over medium heat until fluffy and cooked through.
  2. Then, remove from the heat and set on a table.
  3. Now, add all the ingredients for the smoothie to a blender and mix until smooth.

BROCCOLI & FETA OMELET WITH TOAST

Ingredients:

  1. Cooking spray
  2. 1 cup chopped broccoli
  3. 2 large eggs, beaten
  4. 2 tablespoon feta cheese
  5. ¼ teaspoon dried dill
  6. 2 slices rye bread, toasted

Procedure:

  1. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat, then coat pan with cooking spray.
  2. Now, add broccoli and cook for 3 minutes.
  3. Combine egg, feta cheese and dill in a small bowl.
  4. Add egg mixture to pan then cook for 4 minutes.
  5. Flip the omelet and cook for 2 minutes.
  6. Serve with the toast.

SOY ALMOND SHAKE

Ingredients:

  1. A scoop of protein powder
  2. a cup of light soy milk
  3. 1 tbsp. slivered almonds
  4. 1 tsp. sugar-free maple syrup
  5. 3 drops vanilla extract
  6. A handful of ice
  7. 1 tbsp. low-fat Greek yogurt

Mix well and enjoy!

CURRIED EGG SALAD SANDWICH

Ingredients:

  1. hard-boiled eggs, chopped
  2.  plain Greek-style low-fat yogurt
  3. 2 tablespoons chopped red bell pepper
  4. ¼ teaspoon curry powder
  5. 1/8 teaspoon salt
  6. 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  7. 2 slices rye bread, toasted
  8. ½ cup fresh spinach
  9. 1 orange

Procedure:

  1. Combine eggs, yogurt, bell pepper, curry powder, salt and pepper in a small bowl and then stir well.
  2. Next, place the spinach on the rye bread, top with egg salad and serve with the oranges in the side.

SPINACH FLAX PROTEIN SMOOTHIE

Ingredients:

  1. 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  2. 1 large handful of organic spinach
  3. ¼ cup frozen mango chunks
  4. ¼ cup frozen pineapple
  5. ½ of a banana
  6. 1 tbsp. flax meal
  7. chia seeds
  8. a scoop vanilla protein powder

Mix well and enjoy!

MUSHROOM-STUFFED CABBAGE ROLLS

Ingredients:

  1. 8-10 large cabbage leaves
  2. ½ tablespoon olive oil
  3. 1 white onion
  4. 1 clove garlic
  5. 2 cups crimini mushrooms
  6. Salt and Pepper
  7. ½ cup white wine
  8. 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary

For sauce:

  1. ½ tablespoon olive oil
  2. 1 clove garlic
  3. 1 cup tomato sauce
  4. ½ cup white wine

Procedure:

  1. Boil a large pot of water.
  2. Add cabbage leaves, reduce heat to simmer and let cook for about 3 to 5 minutes until leaves are soft. Then drain and set aside.
  3. To make filling, warm olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, and sauté until onion begins to soften and become transparent.
  4. Add mushrooms and salt and pepper to taste. Cover and cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes.
  5. Add wine and continue to cook until all liquid has evaporated.
  6. Stir in rosemary and/or thyme, and remove pan from heat. Set aside to cool.
  7. Place cooled filling in a food processor and mix until as broken down as possible.

To make a sauce, follow these steps:

  1. First, warm olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Then, add garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  3. Add tomato sauce and stir.
  4. Reduce heat to low and add wine. Let simmer so mixture begins to thicken, about 10 minutes.

To assemble rolls, do the following:

  1. Lay 1 cabbage leaf out on a flat surface.
  2. Place about 1 tablespoon filling 1 to 2 inches from one edge of leaf.
  3. Fold in the sides, and roll up as you would a burrito, forming a compact stuffed cabbage leaf.   

Repeat with remaining leaves and filling.

4. Now, place each roll seam-side down in the saucepan with sauce. Use a spoon to drizzle some sauce over

5. Cover and let rolls simmer for about 10 minutes, or until heated through.

PEPPERMINT OATMEAL SHAKE

Ingredients:

  1. 2 scoops of chocolate protein powder
  2. 1 cup sugar-free vanilla ice cream
  3. 1 cup oatmeal
  4. 2 cups nonfat milk
  5. ½ cup water
  6. ½ tsp peppermint extract

Mix well and enjoy!

GREEK LENTI SOUP WITH TOASTED PITA

Ingredients:

  1. 1 tbsp. olive oil
  2. 2 celery stalks, chopped
  3. 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  4. Onion and garlic
  5. 2 tsp. dried oregano
  6. ½ tsp. pepper
  7. 8 cups of water
  8. 1 cup dry lentils
  9. 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  10. 4 whole grain pitas

Procedure:

  1. First, heat oil in a large oven to medium heat.
  2. Then, add celery, carrot, onion, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper then cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Now, add the water and lentils then simmer for 15 minutes.

ORANGE JULIUS PROTEIN SMOOTHIE

Ingredients:

  1. 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  2. Orange zest
  3. 4 tbsp. orange juice
  4. 1 cup frozen strawberries
  5. ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  6. 2-3 pkts stevia
  7. 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
  8. ½ ice cubes

Mix well and enjoy!

VANILLA LATTE PROTEIN SMOOTHIE

Ingredients:

  1. 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  2. 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  3. ½ frozen banana
  4. 1 teaspoon espresso powder
  5. ¼ cup coffee flavored yogurt
  6. ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  7. ½ cup crushed ice
  8. Honey

Mix well and enjoy!

Additional TIPS:

 

  • Protein shakes and smoothies are quite helpful in losing weight. But, most likely than not, people are doing themselves disservice by adding sugar and unnecessary flavorings and fruit juices to it. According to a research, a smoothie filled with ready-made fruit juices causes blood sugar spikes. Thus, making your sugar consumption just like as is in a bottle of soda.
  • A safe addition to your smoothie or protein shake will be coffee. Coffee has been shown to increase adrenaline levels in the body. Which in turn can signal your body to use released fat tissues for energy.
  • For a creamier protein shake, you can add unsweetened, non-dairy milk.
  • You can also make use of the greens in your smoothie like spinach and kale. Check here for more smoothie recipes.
  • Use raw cacao instead of sugar.

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