Best Meal Replacements: Shakes and Smoothies

Short on time? The working schedule makes you hurry in the morning? Having semi-finished products on the breakfast is not an option either if you want to stay fit and healthy. What’s the solution, then? We’ll tell you – gather all the healthiest products you’ve got and put your blender to work. Such blends are likely to help your body much better than any semi-finished or junk food.

Be careful with sugar, though. Most of the home-made smoothies are rich in sugar and purchasing the right one in the store can become quite a task. Look for meal replacements with 300 – 400 calories, 15 – 25 grams of protein, 5 or more grams of fiber, and 10 – 13 grams of fat from healthy sources (such as fish, olives, etc.)

Here is the list of shakes to consider. They have everything one may need to be filled with energy throughout the day.

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Shakes from Stores

Isopure Original

It tastes exactly like an ordinary juice. Coming in a 20oz bottle for 4$, the shake has 25 grams of carbohydrates and 260 ca without any fiber or fat. That is why adding some natural fat sources is the way to go.

Orgain Organic Nutritional Shakes

This shake includes everything you need:

Calories: 250

Fat: 7g

Fiber: 2g

Protein: 16g

Comes with the price of 10$ per package and in various flavors: chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, and others. You’ll need to add some nuts or yogurt to your breakfast to hit the needed 300 calories bar.

EAS Myoplex Original Shake

Amazingly rich in protein (42g), it contains 300 calories in a 17oz pack. It has a sufficient amount of carbohydrates and fat and comes in three flavors (chocolate, vanilla, cookies and cream) at 3$.

CalNaturale Svelte Protein Shakes

An 11oz bottle comes with 180 calories and 11 grams of protein. That’s why it is a good idea to mix these spirits with other groceries (eggs, cheese, fruits) to get the needed 300-400 ca. With a high-quality, GMO-free protein, the drink comes at the cost of 10$.

Self-made shakes

Ensure Copycat

Ensure is a store-bought drink that has scarce 9g of protein in an 8oz bottle. You can make a blend with 21g of protein, 526 calories and 43g of fat in an 8oz glass.

One serving requires the following ingredients:

0.5 almond milk

0.5 coconut milk

2 tablespoon of almond butter

1-2 tablespoon of honey

1 tablespoon of cocoa powder

1 tablespoon of whey protein

Peanut Butter Banana Power Breakfast

You will need a medium-sized banana, a 0.5 cup of defatted Greek yogurt, a cup of defatted milk, a tablespoon of cocoa powder and one tablespoon of peanut butter. This drink powers your body with 25g of protein, 8.5g of fat, 6g of fiber, and 370 calories in one serving.

Get-Ahead Gingerbread Smoothie

This smoothie can be used as a breakfast replacement or after work. It is the same mix of Greek yogurt and nut butter. It has a rich nutty taste. You’ll need the following ingredients to blend this shake:

7 oz 2% Greek yogurt

¼ c frozen sliced banana

2 tablespoons of almond butter

1 tablespoon of molasses

1 teaspoon grated ginger

1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg and cardamom each

Some ice

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