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12 Homemade Protein Shakes That Are Filling, Fuelling, And Delicious!  

12 Homemade Protein Shakes That Are Filling, Fuelling, And Delicious!  

We are all aware that protein is an extremely essential macronutrient and is an important component of every cell in our body. However, many people struggle with getting enough protein through their daily diet. There are multitudes of animal and plant-based protein-rich foods that can help you achieve your daily protein target. But if you have been struggling to increase your protein intake, homemade protein shakes can help! And no, we’re not just talking about protein powder mixed with water/milk. Below, we have shared the recipes of some homemade protein shakes that are packed with delicious ingredients and will make you go ‘yumm’! 

Best Homemade Protein Shakes For Weight Loss

Protein shakes are really satiating and can help you feel full for a long time. Homemade shakes that are high in protein, and low in calories can help with weight loss and weight management. Below are some homemade protein shakes for weight loss that you can try! 

Blueberry Protein Shake

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 Ingredients:

  • ½ cup blueberries
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 2 spoons of whole oatmeal
  • Chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon honey (or 2 dates)

Method:

Add blueberries, almond milk, oatmeal, chia seeds, and honey to a blender, and blend them to form a thick smooth paste. Add some crushed ice to this homemade protein shake, and pour it into a glass. Top with an extra sprinkle of chia seeds for serving. 

Coconut- Almond Protein Shake

Ingredients:

  • 20 almonds
  • Dried coconut
  • 2 cups of milk
  • Flaxseeds
  • A pinch of cinnamon powder

Method:

Take 20 almonds and some dried coconut and keep them soaked in water overnight. In the morning, grind the soaked almond and dried coconut to form a thick paste. Add milk, and flaxseed to this paste and blend them all together. Top with a sprinkle of cinnamon powder for added taste. Your homemade protein shake is ready! 

Spinach- Flaxseeds Protein Shake

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Pexels– Spinach- Flaxseeds – homemade protein shakes for weight loss

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup washed spinach
  • ½ cup mango pieces
  • ½ cup pineapple pieces
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • ½ teaspoon flax seeds
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder

Method:

Combine all the ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth. Sprinkle some flaxseeds and chia seeds on top, and serve this homemade protein shake immediately! 

Mixed Berry Protein Shake

Ingredients:

  • 7-10 berries of your choice (strawberries, blueberries etc)
  • ½ cup whipped cottage cheese
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • Honey

Method:

Blend all the ingredients together to form a smooth thick shake. Add some extra honey if you think it’s not sweet enough (but not too much!)

Best Homemade Protein Shakes For Weight Gain

Certain high-calorie, nutrient-rich foods used in smoothies or shakes can aid in weight gain and can be a good source of protein, carbs, and fats. Below are some of the best homemade protein shakes for weight gain that you can try making at home. 

Chocolate And Peanut Butter Shake

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Pexels– Chocolate And Peanut Butter – Homemade Protein Shakes For Weight Gain

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • ¾ cup whole milk
  • 3 tablespoon cocoa powder (unsweetened)
  • ¾ cup full-fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoon honey (or as required for sweetness)

Method:

Combine all ingredients and blend them together to form the protein shake. Check for sweetness, and add more honey if required.

This homemade protein shake mainly uses Greek yogurt as the protein source, while peanut butter is a high-calorie ingredient that can help with weight gain. 

Chocolate Avocado & Flaxseed Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ½ ripe avocado
  • 4-6 dates
  • 2 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 medium banana
  • ¼ cup chocolate whey protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseeds

Method:

Combine all the ingredients together and blend them until smooth. Check for sweetness, and add more dates accordingly.  

Mixed Nuts Protein Shake

Mixed Nuts Protein Shake - Homemade protein shake for weight gain
Pexels- Mixed Nuts Protein Shake – Homemade protein shake for weight gain

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 banana
  • ¼ cup mixed nuts (cashews, almonds, walnuts etc)
  • 2 tablespoons of peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder

Method:

Blend all the ingredients together until smooth. Sprinkle some cocoa powder on top before you serve this homemade protein shake loaded with nutty goodness! 

Homemade Protein Shakes For Muscle Gain

We all know how important protein is for our body, especially for building muscle mass. You’ll find gym enthusiasts and athletes drink protein shakes before or after workouts, mainly because it supports muscle recovery and growth. Below are some homemade protein shakes for muscle gain that are incredibly tasty and easy to make! 

Blueberry Banana Quinoa Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 large banana
  • ½ cup cooked quinoa
  • ¾ cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2 cups frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup almond milk

Method:

Blend all the ingredients together to make this easy homemade protein shake! Quinoa is a good source of plant protein and fibre, while chia seeds contain plenty omega-3 fatty acids and high-quality protein. 

Banana- Peanut Butter Protein Shake

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium sized banana
  • 1 cup of Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • Cocoa powder (to sprinkle on top)

Method:

Blend banana, Greek yogurt and peanut butter together until smooth. Add chia seeds and cocoa powder on top, and this homemade protein shake for muscle gain is ready to be served!  

Homemade Protein Shakes Without Protein Powder

While there are plenty of commercial protein powders for women available in the market, homemade protein shakes made using natural ingredients are definitely yummier. Besides, you can easily change a few ingredients according to your taste and needs, making them far more convenient. Below are some more homemade protein shakes that you can whip up without using protein powder. 

Strawberry And Soy Milk Protein Shake

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Pexels- Strawberry And Soy Milk – homemade protein shakes without protein powder

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups soy milk
  • 3/4 cup chopped strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon almonds, pumpkin seeds, ground walnuts, cashews

Method:

Put all the ingredients in a blender, and blend until you get a smooth texture of the protein shake. Pour it into a protein shaker, add some crushed ice cubes, and that’s it- your refreshing homemade protein shake is ready! 

Banana, Ragi And Chia Seeds Protein Shake

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • 3 tablespoon ragi flakes
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • Powdered jaggery or dates for added sweetness
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 3-4 almonds

Method:

First blend almond and chia seeds to form a fine powder. Then add other ingredients in the blender and blend together until the desired texture is achieved. If the consistency is too thick, add ¼ cup of water, and blend again to make this homemade protein shake. 

Tropical Protein Shake

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup coconut water
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup cashews
  • ¼ cup frozen pineapple
  • 1/3 cup frozen mango
  • 1 date
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds

Method:

Cobine coconut water, Greek yogurt, cashews, pineapple, mango, and date together and blend them until smooth. Sprinkle some chia seeds on top before serving. 

Go ahead and give these homemade protein shakes a try! Consume them between meals or around your workouts. 

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20 May 2022

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