Weight Loss-Boosting Meal Replacement Shake Recipes

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Photo by: Bigstockphoto

Meal replacement smoothies and shakes make the perfect weight loss drinks. Apart from being easy to prepare, meal replacement shakes are loaded with all the nutrients you need to stay fit and healthy! And these beverages are even healthier when you prepare them with fresh ingredients, not the store-bought, instant kind! In today’s post, we are listing down refreshing, delicious and non-fattening meal replacement shakes to try:

Kale Spinach and Pear Smoothie

This filling, non-fattening meal replacement shake is loaded with antioxidants and vitamin C. The ripe banana and almond milk makes this delicious shake even smoother and richer in flavor!

You will need:

1 cup organic spinach leaves
1 cup kale leaves, roughly chopped
½ of 1 pear
1 ripe banana, frozen
1 ½ cups chilled almond milk
1 tablespoon raw honey

Instruction

Start by removing the stalk of the kale leaves, chop the leaves coarsely. In a blender, combine the chopped kale and spinach leaves with almond milk. Blend until smooth. Stop blending to add the frozen banana, honey, and pear. Blend for 30 seconds to 1 minute or until smooth. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Berry Banana Smoothie

Loaded with antioxidants and phytochemicals, this tangy berry banana smoothie makes a great replacement meal for dieters on the go!

You will need:

½ cup nonfat Greek yogurt
½ cup blueberries, frozen
½ cup cranberries, frozen
½ ripe banana, frozen
½ cup spinach
1 stevia packet
1 cup water
6 ice cubes

Instructions

In a blender, add all the ingredients together except the ice cubes and blend until smooth. Add the ice cubes once the ingredients are well blended and blend again. Serve and enjoy!

Green Smoothie

Rich, creamy and delicious, our refreshing green smoothie brings all the antioxidants, fiber, and essential nutrients in your favorite veggies and fruits in one glass!

3 ripe bananas, peeled
1 large mango, peeled and pitted
8 ripe strawberries
3 cups chopped dandelion greens
1 head of lettuce
1 tablespoon ground flaxseeds
1 scoop of protein powder of your choice
8 ounces filtered water.

Instructions

In a blender, add all the liquid ingredients then the soft fruits. Add the green veggies and blend on high for 30 seconds or until desired consistency is achieved. Serve and enjoy!

Tri-Berry Peanut Butter Smoothie

Love peanut butter and berry combo? Try this filling meal replacement smoothie at home! This smoothie is low in fat, high in antioxidants and fiber!

You will need:

1 ½ cup frozen blueberries
1/3 cup frozen raspberries
1/3 cup frozen blackberries
1 ½ tablespoon smooth peanut butter
1 ½ cup raw honey
1 cup non-fat milk

Instructions

In a blender, add all the ingredients and process on high for 30 seconds or until desired consistency is achieved. Top with slices of berries before serving.

Oat and Strawberry Smoothie

This meal replacement smoothie is light in the stomach but packs a lot of nutrients! Just a glass is enough to satisfy your RDA of essential nutrients and antioxidants.

You will need:

½ cup unsweetened almond milk
½ cup pomegranate juice
1 scoop protein powder of your choice
1 cup packed fresh baby spinach
½ banana
1 cup frozen strawberries
¼ cup classic rolled oats

Instructions

In a blender, add the pomegranate juice, almond milk, spinach, and protein powder and blend on high until smooth. Add the banana, oats, and strawberries and process again until you achieved the desired consistency. Serve and enjoy!


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