10 Unbelievable Easy Recipes for Weight Loss Shakes

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Weight loss can be a complicated, long term process. How to make it easier? We have 10 easy and delicious weight loss shakes for you to try out.

Let’s dig into basics first. What is a weight loss shake and how to make sure you sip your way to weight loss while still staying healthy?

Weight Loss Shakes 101:
What is a Weight Loss Shake and What are the Benefits?

Weight loss shakes, also called meal replacement shakes, are meant to replace one or more meals. The key is that the shake will contain fewer calories while providing you all the necessary nutrients as compared to your regular meal. 

While there are limitless grab-and-go store-bought weight loss/protein/ meal replacements shake options available, the best bet is to roll up your sleeves and make your own.

Many store-bought shakes are full of artificial sweeteners that spike your blood sugar levels or even contain unsafe levels of contaminants. Your body will thank you for putting that little extra effort and making your own healthy shake.

You can start with our recipes. We have made sure they all are packed with vitamins, minerals and some healthy fats, protein and carbs. As long as you include enough protein, fiber and fat, you won’t have to worry about feeling full. Plus, a shake is easy to make!

Top Weight Loss Shake Rules:

1. Less calories than a meal. The meal replacement shake shall contain fewer calories than you would normally consume during the meal.
2. Make sure to get all the necessary nutrients you would normally consume with food.
3. Make sure to add protein - research has linked protein consumption to increased feelings of fullness. Choose protein-rich foods like dairy (milk, yogurt, cottage cheese), non-dairy milk particularly soy milk, seeds and oats.
4. Add protein powder for more satiety. Here’s our blog post on Best Protein Smoothie Recipes.
5. Watch out for hidden calories. Sugary fruits like bananas or mangoes, and/or nuts and seeds can easily add up to a calorie bomb. 

Can I consume weight loss smoothies on a Keto Diet?

YES! Most weight loss shakes will fit right in with the Keto diet as they can easily be made keto-friendly by avoiding high carb fruits like bananas, pineapple, mango and others.

Go for leafy greens, avocado and berries.

Can I consume weight loss shakes while doing Intermittent Fasting?

Yes! Many intermittent fasters struggle with overeating when having their first meal after breaking the fast. 

A nutritious, protein-rich shake is a great, simple and quick way to break the fast, especially if you worked out before! It will also keep you full without the risk of binge eating.

10 Weight Loss Shake Recipes

Are you ready to enjoy a healthy, low-calorie shake?

All you have to do for each recipe is to scout all the ingredients, get your blender ready, blend until smooth and enjoy. Add extra milk, water or ice to get the consistency you are looking for.

Feel free to substitute regular milk with non-dairy options. Almond and coconut milk are the lowest in calories while soy milk will have the most protein. But make sure your milk substitute does not contain added sugar!

To even further reduce calories, choose low-fat dairy options and go sugar-free by skipping the sweeteners like sugar or honey. For extra sweetness, add stevia which is a natural, calorie-free sweetener.

Below are our top 10 weight loss shake recipes. Each recipe has a Nutrition Facts label if you would like to track the caloric intake and macros.

No more instructions needed, choose your favorite below.

1. Green Oat Shake

Weight loss green smoothie

INGREDIENTS

• 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
• 2 cups kale
• 1/4 avocado
• 1/2 cup pineapple
• 3 tbsp rolled oats

Nutrition facts for weight loss shakes and meal replacement smoothies

2. Ginger Beet Smoothie

Low calories meal replacement drinks

INGREDIENTS

• 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
• 1 boiled beet
• 1/2 cup strawberries
• 1 tbsp chia seeds
• 1 tsp grated ginger

 

Nutrition facts for weight loss shakes and meal replacement smoothies

3. Pumpkin Cinnamon Shake

Healthy shakes and smoothies for weight loss

INGREDIENTS

• 1/2 cup milk
• 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
• 1/2 apple
• 1/2 banana
• 1/2 tsp cinnamon
• 1/2 lime
• 1 tbsp unsweetened peanut butter

Nutrition facts for weight loss shakes and meal replacement smoothies

4. Low Carb Berry Shake

Berry weight loss smoothie

INGREDIENTS

• 1/2 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk
• 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
• 1 cup spinach
• 1/4 avocado
• 1/4 cup blueberries
• 1/4 cup raspberries
• 1 tbsp unsweetened peanut butter

Nutrition facts for weight loss shakes and meal replacement smoothies

5. Breakfast Coffee Shake

Meal replacement shake for loosing weight

INGREDIENTS

• 1 cup chilled coffee
• 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
• 1 banana
• 1 tbsp unsweetened peanut butter
• 1 tsp flax seeds
• 1 tsp goji berries
• 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
• Few ice cubes

Nutrition facts for weight loss shakes and meal replacement smoothies

6. Green Giant

Low calories green healthy smoothie

INGREDIENTS

• 1/2 cup milk
• 85g/3oz tofu
• 2 cups spinach
• 1/2 green apple
• 1/4 avocado
• 1 kiwi

 

Nutrition facts for weight loss shakes and meal replacement smoothies

7. Cocoa Peppermint Shake

Weight loss shake low calories

INGREDIENTS

• 1 cup milk
• 1 banana
• 1/4 cup pineapple
• 2 tbsps cocoa powder
• 1 tbsp unsweetened peanut butter
• Few peppermint leaves

Nutrition facts for weight loss shakes and meal replacement smoothies

8. Refreshing Orange Smoothie

Nutritious weight loss smoothie, meal replacement shake

INGREDIENTS

• 1/2 cup milk
• 1/2 cup low fat cottage cheese
• 1 orange
• 1/4 avocado
• 1 cup spinach
• 2 tbsp lemon juice
• 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Nutrition facts for weight loss shakes and meal replacement smoothies

9. Berry Breakfast

Weight loss shakes with strawberries

INGREDIENTS

• 1 cup milk
• 1/2 cup rolled oats
• 1/2 cup strawberries
• 1 tbsp unsweetened peanut butter

 

Nutrition facts for weight loss shakes and meal replacement smoothies

10. Tropical Fruit Shake

Healthy smoothie for weight loss

INGREDIENTS

• 1 cup unsweetened coconut water
• 1/2 cup cottage cheese
• 1/4 cup mango
• 1/4 cup pineapple
• 1 cup kale
• 1 tbsp flax seeds
• 1 tbsp chia seeds
• Few peppermint leaves

Nutrition facts for weight loss shakes and meal replacement smoothies

Are you struggling with a few extra pounds? Looking for a long-term weight loss while at the same time improving your overall health?

Some of these delicious and healthy weight loss shakes can be a good fix short term.

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