Fat burning protein shakes have always been popular among body builders and sports persons, but it has experienced a recent boom in popularity thanks to famous celebrities who are upholding its health benefits. Protein shakes usually consists of a natural protein rich ingredient such as cottage cheese or yogurt along with some low-calorie fruits for flavoring and some source of complex carbs and fiber such as chia or hemp seeds. These protein shakes promote weight loss by increasing the amount of lean muscle mass and lowering the levels of hunger-stimulating hormone ghrelin that suppresses appetite in an effective manner. In this article, we have listed not one, but ten wholesome and healthy protein shakes for weight loss.

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Top 10 Fat Burning Protein Shakes for Weight Loss

Avocado Yogurt Shake

Replace your breakfast with this healthy and filling avocado yogurt shake in order to lose weight fast. Avocado is one of the healthiest of fruits packed with healthy monounsaturated fats that have the ability to lower cholesterol, reduce hunger pangs and burn stubborn belly fat. Avocado also supplies considerable amount of protein to the body that promotes lean muscle mass and promotes metabolism that speeds up the calorie burning process in the body.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe avocado, halved and pitted
  • 1 cup full-fat milk
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 8 ice cubes

Procedure:

  • Scoop out the avocado flesh and put it into the blender
  • Add milk, yogurt, honey and ice cubes to it and blend to a smooth paste
  • Make sure no lumps are left in the mixture
  • Pour the concoction into a tall glass and enjoy it as a breakfast

Strawberry and Coconut oil Shake

When it comes to weight loss, the combination of coconut oil and strawberries is one of the best weight loss shakes that promote calorie burn and specially targets stubborn belly fat. Majority of the fats in coconut oil consists of healthy medium chain triglycerides that boosts metabolism and aids weight loss. The medium chain fatty acids in coconut reduce appetite so you end up eating fewer calories automatically. Strawberries increase the production of hormones that stimulate appetite, slow down the rate of breakdown of starchy foods and suppress appetite.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond/coconut milk
  • 1 cup fresh/frozen strawberries
  • 1 fresh/frozen ripe banana
  • 1 table spoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon of honey

Procedure:

  • Wash and chop the strawberries into small pieces and put them into the blender
  • Add the banana slices to it followed by the almond/coconut milk and top it with coconut oil and honey
  • Blend all the ingredients till it forms a smooth mixture and no lumps are left
  • Pour the mixture into a tall serving glass and consume it for breakfast or as a snack in between meals

Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie

Combination of peanut butter and banana is one of the best protein-packed smoothies for weight loss. Natural peanut butter is a wonderful source of protein and fiber that helps to fill you up and keep you satiated so that you eat fewer calories. The healthy monounsaturated fatty acids in peanut butter helps to burn belly fat and reduce inches from the waistline. The resistant starch found in banana makes it exceptionally filling and helps to reduce appetite.

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons natural unsalted peanut butter
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 4 ice cubes

Procedure:

  • Peel the banana and put it into the blender
  • Add the peanut butter, yogurt, ice cubes and milk to the blender topped with honey
  • Blend all the ingredients till it forms a smooth runny paste
  • Pour the mixture into a mug or tall glass and enjoy it as a meal substitute

Apple Flaxseed Meal Shake

Apple and flaxseed Meal Shake is one of the most effective shakes for weight loss that works due to the high fiber and omega-3 fatty acids content in flax seeds. Dietary fiber in flax seeds helps to suppress appetite and increase satiety so that you consume fewer calories throughout the day. The fibers also balance blood sugar levels in the body which prevents the storage of excess sugar as fat in the body. Omega-3 fatty acids in flax seeds boost the levels of hormone adiponectin that is release by fat cells to regulate metabolism of lipids and glucose.

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Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces coconut water
  • 8 Raw almonds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup chopped apple
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal/Ground flaxseed

Procedure:

  • Soak the almonds in water overnight and then add them to the blender
  • Next, add the chopped apple topped by flaxseed meal, vanilla extract and ground cinnamon
  • Pour in the coconut water at last and then blend all the ingredients into a smooth paste
  • Pour in some more coconut water if the shake is too thick
  • Pour the mixture in a tall glass and consume it for breakfast

Chia Berry Shake

Chia Berry Shake is one of the best protein shakes for weight loss that promotes calorie burn and aids the formation of lean muscle mass. Chia is one of the best vegetarian sources of protein that encourages the formation muscle and tissue and replaces fat with lean muscle mass. High fiber content in chia seeds helps to increase satiety and reduce appetite. The antioxidants and enzymes in berries help to boost metabolism and regulate blood sugar. Both these factors aid weight loss to a great extent.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons of chia seeds
  • 1.5 cups mixed raspberries, blackberries and strawberries
  • 1 large banana
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 cup water

Procedure:

  • Thaw the raspberries, blackberries and strawberries and put them into a blender
  • Add the banana and chia seeds and top it with honey
  • Pour some water and then blend all the ingredients till it forms a smooth paste
  • You can add some more water if the smoothie is too thick
  • Pour the smoothie to a tall glass or mug and enjoy as a meal replacement

Almond Butter and Blueberry Shake

The combination of almond butter and berries makes one of the most delicious and powerful fat burning shakes that aids weight loss. Almond butter is a wonderful source of healthy fats and protein that helps to increase satiety and promotes the formation of lean muscle mass that replaces the fat cells. Blueberries are a potent source of antioxidants and vitamins and it also helps to cut out excess fat from the body by controlling the procedure in which the body processes fats and sugars in the diet.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup organic blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 4 ice cubes

Procedure:

  • Thaw the blueberries and add them to the blender
  • Add the almond milk, almond butter, protein powder and ice cubes to it and top with chia seeds
  • Blend all the ingredients in a blender for a few minutes till it forms a smooth paste like texture
  • You can add some more almond milk to it to adjust the texture of the smoothie
  • Pour it in a tall serving glass; sprinkle some chia seeds on top and enjoy

Chocolate Greek Yogurt Shake

When it comes to the best protein sources for weight loss, there are no other ingredients like Greek yogurt. Greek yogurt is a wholesome source of high-quality protein along with healthy fats and carbs. It also contains a considerable amount of calcium that promotes fat burning in the fat cells. Hemp seeds add some much needed complex carbohydrates and fiber to the shake that makes it exceptionally filling and satiating. Antioxidant polyphenols in cacao promotes weight loss by reducing the production of fat cells. The combination of Greek yogurt and cacao forms one of the most effective shakes to lose weight.

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 ripe fresh or frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 tablespoon cacao powder
  • 1 teaspoon of honey/maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon of hemp seeds
  • 1/2 tablespoon of coconut flakes

Procedure:

  • Add the fresh of frozen banana, Greek yogurt, honey/maple syrup, hemp seeds and cacao powder to the blender
  • Add required amount of water to the mixture and blend it to form a smooth paste
  • You can adjust the amount of water to attain the perfect texture for the smoothie
  • Pour the concoction into a mason jar, sprinkle some coconut flakes from top and drink it up
  • You can consume it as a snack or for breakfast

Mixed Berry and Cottage Cheese Shake

The combination of fresh berries and cottage cheese makes one of the healthiest diet shakes that can be included in a smoothie diet to promote weight loss. Cottage cheese is one of the best sources of protein that promotes the formation of lean muscle mass and aids weight regulation. It is a great source of calcium that not only strengthens the bones but also increases fat loss from the fat cells. Cottage cheese is a relatively low-calorie source of high-quality protein that helps to keep you satiated for a prolonged period of time without adding empty calories to your diet.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 4 to 5 fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/4th cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1.5 cups water
  • 4 ice cubes

Procedure:

  • Thaw the strawberries and blueberries and add them to the blender
  • Next, add the cottage cheese, vanilla powder, ice cubes, chia seeds and water
  • Blend all the ingredients together to make a smooth paste
  • You can increase or decrease the amount of water to adjust the thickness of the shake
  • Pour the content of the blender into a tall serving glass and serve as a snack or breakfast

Raspberry Quinoa Shake

This is one of the unconventional but healthy weight loss shakes that you can prepare with freshly cooked or left-over quinoa and juicy raspberries. Quinoa is a great source of protein and fiber that helps you to lose weight. Both protein and fiber enhances satiety and helps to stabilize blood sugar levels. Protein also boosts the formation of lean muscle mass that improves overall body composition. A chemical known as raspberry ketone found in raspberries helps to lose weight by increasing metabolism and affecting the level of hormone adiponectin that increases the rate at which the body burns fat and curbs appetite.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup cooked and cooled quinoa
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 3 to 4 ice cubes

Procedure:

  • Thaw the raspberries roughly and put them into the blender
  • Next, add the quinoa, Greek yogurt, ice cubes and milk
  • Blend all the ingredients for a few minutes till it forms a smooth paste
  • You can increase the amount of milk to adjust the thickness of the shake
  • Pour the concoction into a mason jar and serve as a meal replacement

Strawberry Banana Tofu Shake

Tofu is one of the healthiest soy products that supplies wholesome amount of protein to a vegetarian diet. Tofu is a low-calorie source of protein that helps to increase satiety while consuming fewer calories, which is extremely beneficial for weight loss. Unlike other plant based proteins, soy protein found in tofu is a complete protein that contains all the essential carbohydrates that are required for the formation of lean muscle mass. The combination of tofu, banana and strawberry creates one of the best weight loss shakes that promote fat burning while reducing appetite.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of silken soft tofu, drained and cut into cubes
  • 5 to 6 fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 1 small ripe banana
  • 1 cup plain soy milk
  • 1 tablespoon organic honey

Procedure:

  • Thaw the strawberries and add them to the blender
  • Next, add the banana, tofu cubes, honey and soy milk
  • Combine all the ingredients in the blender to form a smooth puree
  • Increase the amount of soy milk to adjust the thickness of the shake
  • Pour into a tall serving glass and enjoy for breakfast or lunch

Don’t have time prepare a healthy breakfast or snack in your busy schedule? Prepare these quick and easy homemade fat burning protein shakes using natural ingredients and promote weight loss while preserving and promoting lean muscle mass.

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