Homemade Weight Loss Shakes: How to Make Meal Replacement Shakes

June 3, 2010

Diets & Nutrition

Weight loss shakes are very popular and many spend a small fortune on them. Some work and some don’t but this isn’t the point of this article. If you want to save some money and make some tremendously healthy weight loss shakes in the comfort of your home read on.

The best weight loss shakes are made out of fresh fruits and vegetables. The trick to making your weight loss shakes taste good lies in using ripe fruits. If the fruits are not ripe or are over-ripe your weight loss shake will taste funky. For a high quality weight loss shake use only high quality ingredients.

Homemade fruits and vegetable weight loss shakes are so good for you body because they are rich in vitamins and mineral. Just from one shake you can get most of the vitamins and minerals your body needs during one day. In fact you get more vitamins and minerals from the shake than form eating the fruits separately. Why is it so? Because when you blend the fruits and vegetables the fibers get broken and more vitamins and minerals are readily available for your body.

By adding fruits in your weight loss shakes you provide your body with lots of antioxidants also. Antioxidants are the sworn enemies of free radicals. The more antioxidants you give your body the more likely you are to prevent lots of health problems, from cancer to the way your skin looks.

If you want to make your weight loss shakes more nutritious and filling, you can add to them milk, yogurt, even protein powder. Just make sure you pick a good protein powder that doesn’t contain lots of chemicals and toxins. A little research before buying will go a long way.

From yogurt and low fat milk your body doesn’t receive only high quality proteins. It also receives lots of vitamin D and calcium, both essential for a healthy body.

Adding proteins to your weight loss shakes is great because they help keep hunger way. Plus they speed up your digestive system, helping you eliminate more toxins form your body.

The best past about making your own weight loss shakes is that you get to make them just the way you like them. There are plenty of healthy natural food that you can use as ingredients in your weight loss shakes. For example you can add ginko biloba, dandelion or bee pollen, which will give you more energy, prevent liver damage, cleanse your body and many more health benefits.

A trick that I use when making my own weight loss shakes is using ice-cubes. They make the weight loss shake a lot more smooth and pleasurable to drink. If your blender can’t breakup ice-cubes you can use ice cold water instead.

Here are some recipes of weight loss shakes that I drink:

  • -in a blender mix 1 ripe banana, 1 cup of yogurt, 1 spoon of honey, 1 scoop of protein powder, 3-4 ice cubes. To this you can add some season fruits, or even some vegetables like carrots.
  • -if I am in desperate need of energy I make a weight loss shake containing 2 bananas, 15 ounces of low fat milk or yogurt, 1-2 tablespoons of honey or low fat peanut butter.

The best advice I can give you about making weight loss shakes is experiment and create your own recipes that you will enjoy and cherish with your loved ones. If you make a really good one please share your recipe in the comments below.

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