protein fruit drinks

Tasty protein fruit drinks to enjoy while you’re on a diet

January 11. 2022

It doesn’t matter if you’re following certain diet plans or you’re following a diet on your own, or you’re just thinking about starting a diet. What matters is that you’re trying to lose weight. But sometimes you can get bored of the same recipes over and over again, or you don’t have time to prepare a meal. Yet you want to be loyal to your diet.

Looking at the diet you’re following, it mainly consists of protein. It is well known that proteins keep us full for the longest and contain low amounts of calories. This way, they can significantly aid your weight loss. But proteins, such as chicken, eggs, and rice, take time to prepare. And that is what leads us to the best invention – protein drink. Not only is it nourishing, tasteful, easy, and quick, but protein drink meal replacement is also trendy. E.g., if you’re following our 16-week diet plan, you can spice it up by substituting a meal every now and then with a protein drink, so you can succeed in completing the whole plan.

You can find protein drinks either pre-made or make them on your own. But remember, always read the labels before using them as meal replacements. Also, before swapping your meal with a protein drink, consult a professional. If you want to get more into it, you can schedule free consultations at our weight loss clinic.

Here are some recipe ideas for protein fruit drinks that can help you lose weight! All you have to do is pick a recipe and start up the blender. You’ll never go back to not having them.

Green smoothie

  • 1 cup of unsweetened milk
  • 1 cup of baby spinach
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 apple (peeled and chopped)
  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder

Tropical smoothie

  • 1 cup of unsweetened milk
  • ½ cup frozen mango
  • ½ cup frozen pineapple
  • 1 kiwi
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder

PB&J smoothie

  • 1 cup of unsweetened milk
  • ½ cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder

Chocolate smoothie

  • 1 cup of unsweetened milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • ½ tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder

Winter wonderland smoothie

  • 1 cup of unsweetened milk
  • ½ tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 apple (peeled and chopped)
  • ½ orange
  • 1 carrot (peeled)
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder

There are so many different protein powder recipes! The flavor combos and possibilities are endless, and that’s what makes them a great meal replacement when on a diet.

To spice up your drinks, you can always add chia seeds and flax seeds, as they’re high in fiber. What makes these drinks even more popular is that you can add any vegetable you don’t like, but you know it is very healthy – fruits and protein powder taste will be dominant so that the protein drink will be tasteful, and you’ll end up having all the nutrients.

When making a combination of your own, the key is to become familiar with the portions of certain ingredients and their nutritional value. Also, when mixing your protein drink, you should keep these in mind:

  • The riper the banana, the sweeter the protein drink
  • Always load the blender in this order – liquid, not frozen fruits and vegetables, greens, frozen fruits and vegetables, protein powder
  • If your drink is too sweet, add lemon juice, and if it’s too bitter, add banana, pineapple, or orange
  • You can add natural sweeteners like honey and maple syrup
  • Unsweetened milk gives your drink a good consistency (nut milk is suitable for fasting-mimicking diet recipes as well)
  • If you’d like a creamier shake, add avocado

Benefits of protein drinks enriched with fruits

  • For your overall health – these drinks can improve body metabolism and fat-burning potential, but the trick is to combine them with physical activity; protein drinks ensure that the weight you carry is a muscle and not fat; the overall health benefits include sustaining bone health, maintaining youthful skin, providing energy and boosting the immune system.
  • Satisfy your sweet tooth – protein fruit drinks are typically sweet; even though they contain vegetables, fruit and protein powder make up the most of the drink.
  • They can prevent muscle damage caused by workouts – consuming protein drinks before or after a workout can boost muscle protein synthesis, which helps avoid muscle damage.
  • The sugar will be absorbed slower by your body – fruits are high in sugar, but when having a protein drink, because of the protein in it, you won’t experience a high rise in blood sugar; the protein will slow down the absorption and the fruits won’t cause the rise in blood sugar.
  • You’ll feel full for a longer period – by adding fruits and vegetables to your drink, you make a well-balanced meal; plus, proteins help reduce the hunger hormone and boost your satiety.
  • They can help lose weight – one way they aid weight loss is by keeping you fuller for longer; another way is incorporating casein powder in your drinks; casein is a rich source of peptides that decrease blood pressure, help regulate food intake, and contribute to satiety.
  • They are packed with other nutrients – as you can see from a couple of recipes listed above, these drinks contain different ingredients, which is why they’re often called superfoods; supplying your body with the daily dose of nutrients is challenging, so protein fruit drinks are life-savers

Healthy alternatives of protein fruit drinks

If you don’t have time to make protein drinks on your own, we have a product to offer. This healthy alternative comes in various flavors:

  • pineapple, 
  • peach-mango mix, 
  • strawberry-kiwi mix, 
  • orangeade, 
  • grape, 
  • wildberry mix, 

and many more.

Our fruit protein drinks come in a box of 7 bags, and the bags are pre-portioned. They contain no fat and no sugar, 15g of protein, and have 60 calories per bag. The only thing you have to do is mix the bag content with water, and your drink is all ready!

Final thought

Losing weight is a long path with a lot of ups and downs. We all want the fastest solution to get rid of that extra weight. Nowadays there are so many different ones available. It is essential to always be careful about the diets you follow and be aware of the dangers of fad diets.

What can keep you on the right track is a little help from protein fruit drinks. They fulfill your desire for sweets, keep you full and keep your diet interesting.

Nurse Walton

Author

Nurse Walton

Born and raised in Chicago, IL, Chanay received her Practical Nurse licensure and went to work in clinical specialties such as Home Health, Assisted Living, Long-Term Care and Dialysis Centers. Through this work, she realized the importance of diet, nutrition and weight loss among her patients. This led her to open A Better Weigh, Inc. Medical Weight Loss Center in 2009.

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