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Delicious Diet Shakes: Is There Really Such A Thing?

Delicious Diet Shakes: Is There Really Such A Thing?

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Delicious Diet Shakes: is there really such a thing? The answer is yes! There are a few things that make diet shakes worth drinking, and I’ve broken it down for you below.

First, you need a good blender!  Having a good blender is KEY. You want your shake to be smooth and well-mixed, not chunky.  This is a great option if you don’t have a good blender. If you want one for on the go, then I’d give this a shot!

Second, think protein powder. If you want your shake to really check all the boxes, then you’ve got to have a good protein powder. Depending on your taste buds, you can get try whey protein, soy protein, egg protein, pea protein, and more! I’d suggest getting a small amount of a few different types and going from there. Vanilla is typically the best flavor because it’s really versatile, but having a solid chocolate flavor is a nice mix up for when you want something more decadent.

Last, it’s all about the recipe. It’s important to have great recipes at hand to spice up your protein powder. They can help you balance your fruit and veggie ratio.

Now that you’ve got your basics, here are some recipes to get you started!

Delicious Diet Shakes

Recipe 01: Green Sunrise Smoothie

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This is a great diet shake for the am! It’s bright, flavorful, and has the protein you need to keep you going.

Ingredients:

  • 1 scoop protein powder (vanilla or chosen flavor)
  • 1 c. fresh spinach
  • 1 1/2 oz. sliced avocado
  • 1 c. unsweetened almond or cashew milk
  • 1 tbsp. ground flaxseed
  • 1 c. frozen pineapple or mango

Process:

Blend all ingredients and enjoy!

 

Recipe 02: Chia-Berry Banaza

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This is a creamy, fruity smoothie packs a double protein punch with the greek yogurt and chia seeds!

Ingredients:

  • 1 c. plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 c. frozen berries (blueberries, strawberries, cherries, acai berries)
  • 1/2 c. ice
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp. ground chia seeds

Process:

Blend all ingredients and enjoy!

Recipe 03: Vanilla Berry Blast

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Talk about a classic! This recipe is cool, refreshing, and filling.

Ingredients:

  • 1 qt plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 8 oz. frozen strawberries
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 c. unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 scoop protein powder

Process:

Blend all ingredients and enjoy!

Recipe 04: Orange Cream Smoothie

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To help brighten your day, try adding in this awesome Vitamin C smoothie!

Ingredients:

  • 1 peeled orange
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 c. almond milk
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1/4 c. greek yogurt
  • 1/2 c. ice
  • 1 scoop protein powder

Process:

Blend it all together and enjoy!

Recipe 05: Creamy Chocolate Shake

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For those moments when you just need a chocolate hit, this will hit the spot without ruining your health streak.

Ingredients:

  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1/3 c. frozen strawberries
  • 2-3 Tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 2 Tbsp. salted almond butter
  • 1 Tbsp. flaxseed meal
  • 1 1/2-2 c. vanilla almond milk
  • 1/3 c. ice
  • 1 handful of spinach
  • sweetener to taste

Process:

Blend all ingredients together until smooth. To adjust how chocolatey it is, add more cocoa powder and a little bit of sweetener.

Hopefully these recipes help to inspire you and your goal towards being healthy! These shakes are all modifiable and feel free to toss in any additions like flax seed, ground chia seed, or more protein powder to help up the protein factor. If you end up with extras, I’d suggest sharing with a friend, or freeze the extras for later.



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