If you are a health enthusiast that loves the gym, or if you’re looking to lose weight as quickly as possible, this quick read will help you on your journey to gain the perfect body. A healthy workout regime backed up by a protein diet can help you gain muscles and lose those extra kilos. Do not however resort to buying store-bought protein powder and try to take the easy way out. The taste enhancers and artificial preservers in them could be extremely harmful. Make your own protein shakes at home instead! Here are some easy recipes for homemade protein shakes for building muscles and weight loss:
Almond and coconut protein shake
Almonds are an amazing source of protein. Just 30 grams of almond contains 6 grams of protein. Adding milk and flaxseed provides extra protein and omega-3s respectively.
How to make your shake: You will need 20 almonds, about 2 cups of water, a dried coconut, some flaxseeds, cinnamon powder and 2 cups of milk (whole milk).
Soak the almonds in water over night with the dried coconut. In the morning, grind them into a thick paste, add milk, a pinch of cinnamon and the flaxseeds. Stir the mixture well. Pour it into your protein shaker or a tall glass and voila, your protein shake is ready.
Blueberry Protein Shake
We all know that blueberries are a great source of Vitamin C. When paired with rich foods like chia seeds and almond milk, this protein shake is a much better substitute to any store-bought protein shake.
How to make your shake: You will need half a cup of blueberries, 2 spoons of whole oatmeal, about 2 cups of almond milk, 1 spoon of raw honey and some chia seeds. Put all of the ingredients together and grind them to a smooth but thick paste. Add crushed ice and shake well. Pour it in your shaker and you’re good to go.
Strawberry and Soy Milk Shake
Combining low-fat food with soy proteins can get rid of obesity. This also keeps your muscle mass in shape. Also, soy milk ensures you recover faster after a workout.
How to make your shake: You will need ¾ strawberries (chopped up), 2 cups of soy milk, half a table spoon of well ground almond, 2 spoons of cocoa powder and 1 spoon of ground melon seeds. Mix all the ingredients in a blender to make a thick smoothie. Pour it in a shaker, add some ice cubes and enjoy!
Berry Vegan Shake
Berries are very healthy and they are an intricate part of a weight loss diet plan as they have high antioxidant levels. You can simply toss berries into your protein shake after a workout to have a deliciously healthy drink.
How to make your shake: Get 5-6 berries (something of your choice), 1/3 cup of silken tofu and ¾ cup of almond milk. Add the crushed berries, almond milk and silk tofu in a blender with some chia seeds. Your berry vegan shake is ready.
Try out these 4 incredibly tasty homemade protein shake recipes for building muscles and weight loss, and get pumped for your next workout. Good luck!