Men and women alike have one thing in common – the desire to look and feel good in their own bodies. Sadly, that is not the reality for everyone as some people really need to lose weight for health and aesthetic reasons. One way you can do that is to try replacing some meals with weight loss shakes. The idea behind drinking this type of shake is that they can supply you with your daily nutrition while at the same time minimizing the feelings of hunger. Here are some tasty weight loss shakes recipes that you might enjoy making and drinking.
When it comes to weight loss shakes, you can either get a pre-prepared weight loss formula or powder from a health food store or you can start from scratch. If you're using a pre-prepared weight loss mix, simply add water and mix or blend and you have a weight loss shake. This style is useful if you lack time, energy or motivation to make your own. If you are a purist, you will opt to make your weight loss shakes from scratch – which is not that hard to do actually. Or you can straddle the two styles and add something to the weight loss shakes mix such as a banana or other fruits (such as a variety of berries) to make your weight loss drink more tasty and pleasant to drink.
When making your weight loss shakes from scratch, it is important to add the healthiest ingredients that will provide you with nutrition and the magic ingredient – fiber. Fiber will make you feel full for a longer period of time than other ingredients, plus help cleanse your digestive tract. This leads to weight loss and a healthier feeling. If you want a smoothie that has enough fiber yet tastes great, try getting an orange, peel it then separate into segments which will be placed in a blender. Add some yogurt (about a fourth-cup will do) and some orange juice concentrate (around two tablespoons of the frozen type is best). If you like you can add a teaspoon of vanilla extract to make it more fragrant, as well as 4 ice cubes. Simply switch on your blender and make your smoothie. Voila! A ready-to-drink shake that is good for one serving.
Berry Soy Shake
Add any berries like raspberry, strawberry or blueberry, some plain yogurt and soy milk for a nutritiously rich milk shake that offers important fiber, antioxidants, protein and offers a low calorie alternative to a meal or a snack.
Banana Blueberry Green
Another weight loss shakes recipe that you might enjoy is a banana blueberry green tea shake. This one is very good for you not just because of the bananas and green tea but surprisingly because of the blueberry (which you may have associated with blueberry cheesecake – not something to induce weight loss.) Blueberries are said to be good for your cognitive function , and taste great too plus have some fiber in them since they are after all a fruit. To make this smoothie, simply get enough of each ingredient, add some ice (no need for sugar), and blend. The potassium and fiber in the bananas and the antioxidants in the green tea add to the nutritional benefits of drinking this wonderfully refreshing drink.
Add oats to any fruit smoothie to make a high fiber shake that will keep you full for a longer period of time. Oats are also good at lowering high levels of LDL, so this makes a tasty way of adding that fiber.
You do not have to add milk to make a great weight loss shake. You can add carrots, spinach, alfalfa, cucumbers, red beats or any fruit to a few cubes of ice and a teaspoon of honey.
Shakes are a great meal or snack on the go. You can replace any breakfast, lunch or dinner with a cool low calorie shake or you can blend up a shake as a healthy snack to tide you over until your next meal. A shake is easy to digest and gives you plenty of nutrients. Because shakes are easy to digest they also offer your body a chance to rid itself of built up chemicals and waste that may be lurking in your intestine.