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5 Protein Shakes For Weight Loss

Although it’s linked in the minds of many people with bulking up, protein can also be a valuable tool in your weight loss efforts; when it’s used properly. A calorie of protein is still a calorie and excess calories will get stored as fat – regardless where they came from. So to help you keep up your healthy, high protein diet, and keep your calories within tolerable bounds for weight loss, we’ve compiled recipes for 5 protein shakes for weight loss.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie

The classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich isn’t all that great from a strict nutritional standpoint. Using powdered protein, however, cuts back on the calories and contributes to a filling, delicious recipe.

Blend all ingredients together until thoroughly combined.

Key Lime Protein Pie Shake

Key lime pie is delicious. Unfortunately, it’s not exactly “diet food.” This high protein, low fat, (potentially) low carb version is a perfect solution.

  • 1 scoop Naked Nutrition protein powder
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • ½ cup fat-free cottage cheese
  • Sweetener (of choice and to taste)
  • Ice cubes (as needed)
  • Water (as needed)

Blend all ingredients together until thoroughly combined. (The cottage cheese might seem like a strange addition but it thickens the shake and gives it a great, creamy texture.)

Berry and Citrus Smoothie

  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 orange, peeled and segmented
  • 1 scoop Naked Nutrition protein powder
  • Ice (as needed)

Blend all ingredients together until thoroughly combined.

Fiber-Rich Filling Smoothie

Along with the filling power of protein, this recipe uses spinach, flax and chia to fill you up with fiber. The result is a satisfying, delicious smoothie that easily supports your weight loss efforts.

  • 1 cup milk (any low-fat variety)
  • 1 large handful of organic baby spinach, washed
  • ¼ cup frozen mango chunks
  • ¼ cup frozen pineapple
  • ½ of a banana (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds or meal
  • 1 ybsp chia seeds
  • 1 scoop Naked Nutrition protein powder

Blend all ingredients together until thoroughly combined.

Protein French Toast Smoothie

Continuing the unintentional theme of tasty, generally unhealthy foods made safe for weight loss, we come to the French Toast Smoothie. Again, fat-free cottage cheese is used as a thickener

  • ½ cup fat-free cottage cheese
  • 1 scoop Naked Nutrition protein powder
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • Water (as needed)
  • Ice (as needed)

Blend all ingredients together until thoroughly combined.

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