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Best Diet Protein Shakes

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Best Protein Shakes and Smoothie Recipes

Shake up your best diet protein shakes and smoothie recipes with nutrients that will be delicious and boost your metabolism.

The smoothies and shakes here weigh in at around 300 calories and contain NO added sweeteners or sugar. Add your favorite fresh fruit & veggies to your favorite superfoods.

Consider these superfoods with diet shakes: avocado, coconut oil, oats, chia seeds, cacao powder, and flax (oil or seeds). Add the milk of your choice; skim, coconut, or almond milk all are great for slim smoothies and diet shakes.

You will also pack a surge of protein from Greek yogurt and/or protein powder for the best diet protein shakes. Protein shakes are a great way to manage your calories, boost nutrition and pack protein into your diet.


How to Make Diet Shakes ~ with Avocado

You might not think to add avocado to a diet shake, but avocados are a superfood that adds a lovely smooth texture to your shake as well as adding primo healthy nutrients and fats.

Never fear avocados as being high in fat. They are high in the GOOD fat that your body needs, making them a highly nutritious superfood.

Add the following ingredients to your blender:

* 2 bananas

* 2 cups orange juice

* 1 cup of strawberries (preferably fresh, but frozen will do)

* 1 cup of orange or strawberry sherbet

* 1 cup ice

* 1 avocado, peeled and pitted

Blend the ingredients until smooth. Serve immediately.

Make Diet Shakes with a Vitamin C Boost

Delicious diet shake loaded with vitamin C

If you are in need of a little extra vitamin C, and want to use something other than orange juice to do it, try this diet shake recipe. Combine the following ingredients in your blender or smoothie maker.

* 3 cups of watermelon

* 1 cup cataloupe

* 1/2 cup strawberries

* 1 cup low-fat plain yogurt

Blend until smooth and serve immediately.

Add Natural Fat Burners to your Protein Shakes and Smoothies

Surprising Ingredients that Boost Metabolism

Include some of these ingredients in your weight loss protein shakes.

These natural ingredients are known to boost your metabolism and immune system, also balance blood sugars:

apple cider vinegar * lemon juice * cinnamon * cayenne pepper * coconut oil * chia seeds * grapeseed oil

Banana Nut Protein Shake Recipe

Make a Diet Shake for Breakfast

We all know it's important to eat a good breakfast, but who has time? Now you do.

Throw the following ingredients in your blender or Back to Basics Smoothie Maker.

Blend for 20 seconds until smooth then serve immediately.

You can even use a go cup with a straw and take it on the road.

* 1-1/2 cups fat free milk

* 1 peeled and sliced medium banana,frozen - wrap sliced banana in plastic wrap or place in a freezer storage bag - freeze several hours or overnight.

* 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

* 1/4 teaspoon almond extract, optional

* Dash of cinnamon, optional

Best Whey Protein for Smoothies & Diet Shakes

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2008 Carolan Ross

Get any new ideas here for making your best diet protein shakes? Have a favorite protein shake or smoothie recipe?

julieannbrady on May 02, 2014:

Well, I hadn't thought of using an avocado, but you have inspired me since I have three of them sitting on my kitchen counter! Yumm.

harishchaudhary on September 16, 2013:

hi nice pics and good information. I cannot eat too much soy, so I do a Greek yogurt and fat free milk shake. Add favorite flavoring

liamsquidoo on March 06, 2013:

Great job on the lens. Can't wait to try it out myself!

anonymous on January 29, 2013:

Adding a Banana to My Shake has been a life saver... Also add a ton of ice! Packages.Tighten-Tone-Firm.com ... Wala...Smaller Shorts on order!

MintySea on October 01, 2012:

I am thinking of making fruit and veggie shakes

bjj james on September 15, 2012:

love smoothies with protein powder, nice add on to my diet.

anonymous on August 20, 2012:

I cannot eat too much soy, so I do a Greek yogurt and fat free milk shake. Add favorite flavorings (fruit powders work well) and ice and blend along with favorite fruit such as pineapple or a banana. These work very well for me. I have a reaction to soy, which is sad because they taste the best, but what I have come up with is pretty good.

Alex_Mathews on May 23, 2012:

Loved the lens and can't wait to try out some recipes!!

TheBigSquid on March 09, 2012:

@beatmakerpro: beatmakerpro, we are on that diet solution program as well. It really does work too. There are a lot of people doing this diet these days..Isabel De Los Rios knows what she is talking about.

tricomanagement on February 29, 2012:

nice Lens - good information

beatmakerpro on February 25, 2012:

WOW this is a really good lens. Me and my wife tried some diet shakes a while ago and kinda lost interest in them. We're not on any shakes or anything like that now but we are losing weight pretty quick since following the rules in the diet solution program.

Not are we losing weight but we are now feeling great and full of energy. Will definitely try some of your home made shake ideas though as a meal replacement. They sound yummy.

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anonymous on January 16, 2012:

Great Lens Thanks

KandH on November 27, 2011:

Nice recipes - definitely inspired me to make more shakes :)

rfgrissom on November 22, 2011:

Oh wow, I am loving some of these recipes. My wife and I currently use the ViSalus Vi-Shape Shake mix as meal replacements and we have several favorite recipes but we are always looking to switch things up a bit. I would love a visit to my first squidoo lens which is on this topic as well. Cheers. www.squidoo.com/robertandjaimiegrissom

robertoheckers on October 24, 2011:

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domster47 on October 02, 2011:

Eating the right foods are important for a healthy lifestyle.

PattiHale on September 15, 2011:

These sound delish! Thanks for this.

unqedomain on August 02, 2011:

My kids love shakes love it too specially blueberry and pineapple mixture.

RecipePublishing on July 24, 2011:

Wow, what a treat!

phoenix arizona f on May 22, 2011:

I saw someone mixing nothing but fruit. If you use the right fruits it can taste great and make a filling snack.

madoc on February 01, 2011:

If I have to choose between a blender and new walking shoes, it is going to be a blender. Shakes without guilt. I love it.

Glenn619 on February 01, 2011:

Never thought diet shakes were possible but have changed my mind after reading your lens. Good job with it

MaryaSanders on January 15, 2011:

I love using yogurts, fruits, and juices! They're great for a quick morning shake. Love your lens!

anonymous on December 09, 2010:

Do these diet shakes really work? I've heard of them, but they seem like they would be tasty and work at the beginning, but afterwards, it seems that you would get sick of them. But I suppose that happens with everything that you try over and over again.

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JillGreen on October 11, 2010:

We like to make smoothies all summer long. I love making any shake diet by using lots of ice and skim milk if milk is called for.

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tim1994 on October 02, 2010:

The banana diet shake is a big favorite of mine and a great way to kick start your day. Combine this with some tone stomach exercises as part of a cardio workout and you're well on your way to losing that body fat. Something for everyone here, nice lens.

anonymous on July 20, 2010:

Thanks you, Jackie. I Iove your ideas and must say that the avocado shake is incredible. I never believed it until I went to Bali, where it's a daily thing there. The blender, I've never tried, but have the Vitamix. I'll have to check out your Back to Basics SALPHA500 Smoothie recommendation I'll have to add that over at my friend's site.

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anonymous on July 02, 2010:

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anonymous on July 02, 2010:

Thanks, ist a useful stuft, if you want to have a successful diet, go to my blog, you can find healthy diet recipes and delicious diet recipes there. The recipes is good for your diet program.

anonymous on July 02, 2010:

Thanks, ist a useful stuft, if you want to have a successful diet, go to my blog, you can find healthy diet recipes and delicious diet recipes there. The recipes is good for your diet program.

MartinPrestovic on April 14, 2010:

I love smoothies. Just recently I tried another Squidoo foodie's green smoothie recipe, her version has leafy greens and bananas and some other fruit, my version has leafy greens, pineapples and oranges and got really addicted to it. Now I am wanting to try your diet shake. Is this going to help me lose another inch from my waist?

anonymous on March 22, 2010:

I tried the avocado milk shake - it's brilliant! 5* best cure for hemorrhoids

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jdttni on December 27, 2009:

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anonymous on November 24, 2009:

Just looking around for information on apple juice recipes when I stumbled upon your page, excellent lens I must add, I more the wise as a result.

CatJGB on May 27, 2009:

Oooh, I've got to try adding avocado in, I'll see if I can sneak it in my kids smoothies. Thanks for the idea, nice lens! 5*

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Wow what a great lens. And if anyone is looking for workouts This is one of my favorite health & fitness sites. It lets you track food, workouts, and calories!

faye durham on February 17, 2009:

Great lens. I am a big fan of berry-avocado smoothies.

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deliese on January 12, 2009:

Good topic Jackie. Protein shakes are great for snacks or when you have a sweet craving. Another good tip for making your smoothies more frothy and thick is adding 1 tsp of flaxseed oil.

gthree11 on September 05, 2008:

You are the smoothie expert wow! I want to find new ideas on smoothies for my workouts and you helped me a lot. I'm gonna give that avacado shake a try!

ecompeak on August 10, 2008:

Hi JackieLee,

Banana shakes are my favorite, but my blender doesn't handle bananas too well.

Guess I'll have to get one of those Smoothie Makers to make better shakes for my .

klim on March 10, 2008:

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