5 Homemade Weight Loss Shakes and Smoothies- Keys to Taking Back Control!

“Supersize Me”

In a country plagued by the effects of obesity, the market for weight loss never seems to run out of demand. Evidence of this is all around us considering the fact that we are subjected to thousands of ads per day! Ranging from homemade weight loss shakes, to plant based diet regimens, to 30 day fitness routines, to supplemental and even spiritual fasting programs: it’s all a lot to “swallow”.

There literally are millions of ads out there all claiming to have the magic key to the healthy body you’ve either always wanted or want to get back to.
Can you blame them? Becoming overweight is fairly common and can be a frightening dilemma.

Think about it. As your age increases, bills and responsibilities pile to the sky, its often no surprise how a person’s weight could get the better of them. Weight gain can be caused from a variety of different things:stress, diet, sedentary lifestyle, depression, eating disorders, etc. This excess weight is not only restricting and can be uncomfortable, it can come with a multitude of health risks that can be fatal.

It’s not just about looks!

Some of these risks include:

  • Cancer– Overweight people are at a higher risks of contracting cancer in the prostate, colon, gallbladder, uterus, and breast.( Just to name a few)
  • Congestive Heart Failure– A disease in which the heart doesn’t pump enough blood for the body to function.
  • Gallstones – Rock-like balls that form in the gallbladder from digestive fluid that can cause extreme pain and complications.
  • Gout – Develops from large quantities of uric acid in the blood stream. Forms needle-like crystals that cause intense pain and swelling.
  • Sleep Apnea- A condition where the airways in your lungs are blocked during sleep causing lack of sleep and respiratory discomfort.
  • High Blood Pressure– A condition where the force of your blood against its vessels is too high. This condition goes largely unnoticed until symptoms far along enough to be apparent. Can be deadly.
  • Diabetes – A condition in which your blood glucose levels are too high. High glucose levels can cause : heart/kidney disease, eye problems, nerve damage, foot complications, and strokes.

Juicing vs Blending

There are many liquid diet plans out there that encourage weight loss. Often believed to be the same as blending, Juicing is a dietary practice that involves draining vegetables and fruits while mixing them together to consume a large amount of vitamins without the unnecessary calorie pile up.  Juiciers tend to incorporate this diet equipped with another one in order to maintain a balanced intake of vitamins.  “Juice days” are selected 2-3 times a week and usually offer a day of consuming no solid foods.

Blending refers to the similar act of adding fruits, vegetables and other products while condensing them down to a liquid form that’s easier for consumption.

While juicing has grown a lot in popularity over the years, where they lack in fiber, smoothies and shakes shine! While keeping most of the beneficial effects of the foods they use, shakes offer a more balanced intake of vitamins and other nutrients. For example, the dailymeal.com writes: ” Using a blender for shakes keeps the fibrous materials intact, meaning that you are not pulling the juice out of the pulp, but rather blending the pulp along with it. “

Here are some items to get you well on your way to loosing those extra pounds by sipping on a cool slim fast meal replacement!

Weight Loss Smoothies: 9-Day Detox & Cleanse

Price: $20.16

This book offers a wide variety of top veteran homemade smoothie advice! It guides you through the do’s and don’ts list of blending and gets you on the fast track to looking and feeling your best!

It can be hard to resist the temptation when trying a smoothie and shake diet to just blend all of your favorite things together into one delicious beverage. However, this can cause zero weight loss and actual weight gain in some cases. It’s always best to start something with the advice from an expert. This book will help you sort out the good and bad materials to maximize your diet.

  • Over 50 Recipes for protein, hunger blocking, and meal replacement shakes/smoothies.
  • Over 10+ years of experience in smoothie and shake making.
  • Cheap and affordable for anyone looking to changing eating habits.
  • “From the best selling weight loss writer, Linda Westwood, comes Weight Loss Smoothies: 9-Day Detox & Cleanse”

Customer Rating: 4.6/5

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 To go with our book, we’ve compiled a short list of homemade weight loss shakes that can serve as prime meal replacements for the weight loss seeker!

Here are some ideas to help with taking back control of your weight!!

5 Top Homemade Weight Loss Shakes and Smoothies

Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein Smoothie

Source of Image: Fitfoodiefinds.com

Protein packed exotic twist to an old childhood snack .  Great meal replacement for those breakfast mornings your on the go or back from the gym.

Prep Time: 5 min

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup of milk
  • Mixed frozen berries
  • All natural peanut butter
  • Vanilla protein powder
  • Rolled oats

Get the full Recipe: Fitfoodiefinds.com

Key Lime Pie Protein Shake

Source of Image: Dashingdish.com

Nourishing blend of lime of spinach. This healthy treat is more nutritious than it looks (that’s a good thing). Pack with protein and fat burning flavonoids , a true weight loss shake indeed.

Prep time: 5 min

Ingredients:

  • Handful of Spinach
  • Pktsstevia
  • Lime Juice
  • Vanilla protein powder
  • 1 cup of water
  • Fat free cottage cheese
  • Sugar free vanilla pudding mix
  • Crushed graham cracker
  • Ice cubes

Get the full Recipe: Dashingdish.com

 Grape Blueberry Protein Smoothie

Source of image: Theroastedroot.net

Not only does its presentation captivate the beauty of weight loss, this breakfast replacement is as healthy as it gets for a morning low calorie meal.

Prep Time: 5 min

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg
  • Ripe peeled and frozen banana
  • Fresh blueberries
  • Frozen red grapes
  • Large ice cubes
  • Cup of orange juice
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Unsweetened almond milk

Get the full RecipeTheroastedroot.net

Orange Julius Protein Smoothie

Source of image: DashingDish.com

Orange juice with a twist! A mix of berries, almond milk, and vanilla extract. An unlikely combo that works!

Prep Time:5 min

Ingredients:

  • Ice Cubes
  • Orange zest
  • Orange juice
  • Low fat cottage cheese
  • Frozen strawberries
  • Pktstevia
  • Unsweetened almond milk
  • Vanilla extract

Get the full Recipe: Dashingdish.com

 

Sunrise Smoothie

Source of image: iowagirleats.com

This enchanting mix of berries and yogurt will probably be the best thing you’ve ever tasted!

Prep Time: 5 min

Ingredients:

  • Frozen mixed berries
  • Frozen banana
  • 1 orange
  • Vanilla Greek yogurt

All in all this post should get you headed in the right direction for all of your homemade shake/smoothie needs.

This concludes our homemade weight loss shake list!

Hope you enjoyed, if you have any suggestions or questions leave a comment below !!

Thanks for viewing

Dwight

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19 thoughts on “5 Homemade Weight Loss Shakes and Smoothies- Keys to Taking Back Control!

  1. grear article on so many levels! I also noticed my weight going up as I age despite my diet being 100% better than it was 10 years ago (and now that I quit smoking as well). so I really want to remain disease free.

    I am really living the Avacado recipe, what are your thoughts of adding vanilla protein powder into the mix?

    1. Hey Michel,

      Yeah age plays a major role in weight gain. Juice days are perfect for trying to keep those calories in check. As far as the avocado recipe, i don’t know vanilla would be strange ingredient there for me, but to each his own my friend.

      Let me know how it taste and thanks for commenting.

      Dwight

  2. Are these your own recipes? because they look incredible:)
    I like the look of the Sunrise Smoothie, that purple looking drink sure looks delicious.

    Everyone would want to be healthy after reading your post!
    Thankyou:) i’ll share this on my social media.

    1. Hey Jeremy,
      No unfortunately these aren’t my recipes. I left the sources for the recipes in the “get the full recipe” link. My goal was simply to offer some recipes to help with weight loss. The sunrise smoothie is probably the best looking of the list that’s for sure.
      Thanks for commenting my man

      Dwight

  3. OMG!! I love healthy food and fruits and vegetables . this is not just for only loss weight but it can make me stay in healthy way. I can say that I never be fat or over weight but my body not strong and healthy enough, I ate lots of food that unhealthy but now i think i should care about my body. So I try to eat more healthy food. It is useful article ever ever !! I love it. Thanks so much to write this.

    1. Hey Chanet,

      Don’t wait too until its too late! I was as slim as they come in my younger years but inevitably, my eating habits began to catch up as i got older.
      Try incorporating some of these juices as meal replacement and let me know how it goes 😉

      Dwight

  4. Yes!! Just what I was looking for to start off my “be more healthy” new years resolution. I absolutely love the layout you chose for this article and the images are top quality and are already making me drool. I actually never heard of the peanut butter and jelly smoothie but I am DEFINITELY going to give that recipe a try because I am obsessed with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (it’s bad). Overall, great post Dwight. Keep up the awesome work!

    1. Hey Brendan,

      I glad to here that! My site entire goals is to encourage healthy thinking! I literally despise peanut butter but everyone around me loves it. The smoothies would be a great replacement for your pb&j sandwich cravings dont you think?;)

      Dwight

  5. I really have enjoyed looking at your site and reading this post about shakes, most of which I would like to try. I particularly like the orange julius. Thanks, Dwight. I am on my way to Walmart to buy a smoothie maker!

    1. Hey Tanya,
      I’ve never tried the Julius but i do love oranges and orange juice so i can’t be too far off. My favorite is the sunrise smoothie because its the most beautiful drink I’ve ever saw.

      Dwight

  6. your totally right! its not all about looks. ive heard stories of people being supper thin and have a stroke because of being supper unhealthy. thank you for all those recipes, they look supper delicious!!!

    1. Hey Laila ,
      Yes! a common misconception of health is being slender. There are healthy weights that you can calculate based on your height and size.
      Thanks for commenting
      Dwight

  7. Dude this is some awesome information that I know will help a lot of people. I use to be a personal trainer so I know the importance of having a correct diet in place to help with weightloss goals. The problem I’ve found was that people just preferred the taste of unhealthy food over healthy. These shakes are a delicious balance that I have no doubt would sit well with everyone. I’ll even have to try one lol

    1. Hey Jasmere,

      Yes the biggest misconception about exercise is that it doesn’t have to be combined with a proper diet. People think the only discipline needed is the act of forcing yourself to go to the gym. I’ve recently starting to add a juice day to my workout plan and its done wonders!

      Dwight

  8. Hey!
    Your Digestive Aid Smoothie recipe will absolutely leave skin glowing! Great recipe filled with amazing nutrients that feed cells + energize & harmonize body + boost immune system.
    The pics are gorgeous, btw!
    Thank you, for posting the 10 recipes that can only do wonders for our bodies (including weight loss) versus all the processed junk that we’re so used to seeing advertised EVERYWHERE.

    1. Hey Kseniya,

      I completely agree! I didn’t think about the added skin bonuses some of these have your right! My goal is to encourage healthy decisions! We all need to make a conscious decision to advertise more nutritious foods to combat those advertisements!
      Thanks for commenting

      Dwight

    1. Hey Mercy ,
      I’d recommend as with anything tailoring it to your liking. I have not tried it with lemon but I can see where you going with the idea;)
      Thanks for commenting

      Dwight

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