4 Smoothie / Shake Recipes to Keep Hunger at Bay

4 Smoothie / Shake Recipes to Keep Hunger at Bay

 

A balanced diet is very important to losing weight and reducing those unpleasant hunger pangs. In particular, protein and fiber are 2 macro-nutrients that are great for increasing satiety (the feeling of fullness). The following smoothie recipes are a good weight loss alternative to that McDonalds thick shake, mall fruit juice or that tower of sugar packed soda.

 

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Home Made Apple Pie Smoothie

 

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, or so they say. This apple protein smoothie tastes just like a traditional home baked apple pie, except it’s jammed packed with protein and can be made within 5 minutes. It’s a filling smoothie that is low in calories, high in fiber and a great alternative to high calorie pie or cake.

 

Ingredients:

1 granny smith apple
Half a scoop of vanilla protein powder
Half banana
1 tea spoon of ground cinnamon
Pinch of ginger
Pinch of ground cloves
1 cup of almond milk
Pinch of ground nutmeg
Hand full of ice
Half a cup of Greek yogurt

 

Nutritional Values:

Total calories: 285
Protein: 23 grams
Carbohydrates: 43 grams
Fat: 3 grams
Sugar: 27 grams
Fiber: 7 grams
Sodium: 150 milligrams

 

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Buzzing Fruit Thick Shake

 

This awesome fruit shake is buzzing with a mixed handful of blueberries and strawberries. Full of stomach filling fiber keeping the calories low and full of healthy vitamins and minerals. With an additional spike in protein, it helps sooth sore muscles and promote their recovery, toning and development. This fruit thick shake is like having that naughty unhealthy thick shake, but without the extra heart destroying fat. Glucomannan is used as the main thickening agent which is high in fiber and low in calories.

 

Ingredients:

Half a cup of almond milk
Handful of frozen blueberries / strawberries
Half a scoop of vanilla protein
Half a teaspoon of glucomannan

 

Instructions:

Mix it all together in a blender, use more or less glucomannan based on your preferred level of thickness. Pour and enjoy!

 

Nutritional Values:

Total Calories: 191
Protein: 18 grams
Carbohydrates: 23 grams
Fat: 3 grams
Sugar: 12 grams
Fiber: 6 grams
Sodium: 119 milligrams

 

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Chia Seeds Banana Blueberry Smoothie

 

An awesome low calorie, pick me up energy smoothie. Ideal, as a treat after that hard jog or run, rewarding that effort with a delicious, waist considerate, filling smoothie. Jammed packed with healthy antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Replenishing the body’s energy reserves and keeping hunger at bay with its natural filling chia seeds.

 

Ingredients:

Half a banana
Hand full of blueberries
Cup of almond milk (or skim milk)
2 Teaspoons of chia seeds
Half a scoop of vanilla protein

 

Nutritional Values:

Total Calories: 354
Protein: 24 grams
Carbohydrates: 43 grams
Fat: 10 grams
Sugar: 20 grams
Fiber: 16 grams
Sodium: 118 milligrams

 

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Dark Chocolate Cashew Protein Shake

 

Instead of reaching for that mars bar or snickers try this filling protein shake. It contains healthy fats and antioxidants found in cashews, dark chocolate and banana. This shake will not only help your muscles recover but also with settling down those chocolate craving.

 

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon of cashew butter
Half a cup of full-fat coconut milk
Half a scoop of chocolate protein powder
Hand full of ice
2 blocks of dark chocolate

 

Nutritional Values:

Total Calories: 295
Protein: 20 grams
Carbohydrates: 12 grams
Fat: 20 grams
Sugar: 6 grams
Fiber: 2 grams
Sodium: 30 milligrams