A chilled shake or smoothie in this hot summer is what we all want to quench our thirst. You can enjoy delicious protein-rich smoothies at home without having to worry about the extra amounts of calories that you are gulping down. Are you confused and asking yourself whether it is healthy? Absolutely! The recipes that we are going to share with you are completely free of sugar and will help you stay fit and aid in weight loss.
We will share with you some recipes that are made using fruits, oats and whey protein powders. You can choose any whey supplement of your choice, but some of the best whey protein powder which we like are from brands like MuscleBlaze, Optimum Nutrition, HealthKart, Ultimate Nutrition, etc. These supplements are rich in protein, vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients that help in building lean muscles and strengthening your muscles.
Here is a list of 4 lip-smacking smoothie recipes:
1. Banana Peanut Protein Shake
For making this smoothie you will need 1 ripe banana, 1 tablespoon of sugar-free peanut butter, 4 almonds, 200 ml of skimmed milk and 1 scoop of vanilla whey protein powder. You can choose any whey supplement as per your choice. In a blender, put all the ingredients and blend it till the smoothie becomes lump-free. You can add 2 to 3 ice cubes to the drink to make it more delicious as a summer smoothie. This smoothie will help in building and strengthening of muscle.
2. Protein-rich Blueberry Smoothie
To make a nutritious protein-rich and mouth-watering blueberry smoothie you will need ½ cup of almond milk (unsweetened), 20 gms of dried blueberries, 1 tablespoon of almond butter and a heaping scoop of whey protein supplement of your choice. Try to go for the vanilla flavoured whey powder. Add all the mentioned ingredients into a mixing jar, blend them properly along with some ice cubes. For garnishing, you can add a few more dried blueberries on top of the smoothie. However, make sure not to add any extra amount of sugar to it.
3. Overloaded Fruits And Oats Protein Shake
Oats are loaded with fibres and are great for weight loss. Mixing oats along with a whey protein supplement along with fruits is like doubling the health benefits. To make a yummy and nutritious fruits and oats protein shake you will need 4 tablespoons of oats ( since oats tend to swell when mixed with liquid do not add more than 4 tablespoons), 200 ml of skimmed milk, half-ripe banana, half apple, 2 to 3 dates, 4 to 5 almonds, 2 strawberries and protein powder of your choice. Add all the above-mentioned ingredients inside a blender and blend it well to avoid lump formation. Do not add sugar to the shake, enjoy the shake with some strawberry toppings and ice cubes.
4. Chocolate Protein Shake
Chocolate shakes are an instant mood booster for most of us and with our recipe, you can relish the drink while taking care of your diet. To make this chocolaty shake you will need one tbsp almond butter, half finely chopped apple, one tbsp of grated dark chocolate, 200ml of skimmed milk, 2 scoops of chocolate flavoured whey protein powder and 3 to 4 pitted dates. Mix all the ingredients in a blender and then serve the delicious drink with some ice cubes. Do not forget to add some grated dark chocolates on top of it.
Make sure you try all these recipes at home and comment below your experience. These recipes will make sure you meet your fitness goals easily and quickly while satiating your taste buds. You can also share with us any of your homemade recipes using protein powders.