When you’re trying to lose weight and get into shape, meal replacement shakes are a great alternative to those unhealthy meals that you might find yourself defaulting back to. Meal replacements contain all the nutrients that should be supplied in a full meal, meaning that you’ll be getting the nutrition that you need to keep powering through your day. They can help you lose weight, get into shape, and avoid reverting back to unhealthy habits.
However, simply mixing meal replacement powder with water doesn’t always result in an exciting combination. Even though it’ll fill you up and give you the sustenance that your body needs, it can get fairly repetitive after a while and you may even start to find it unenjoyable.
The answer? Our Almond Butter Meal Replacement Smoothie is sure to keep your meal replacement shake interesting and add a bit of excitement to your day. This smoothie is the perfect way to mix it up and experiment with natural flavors. Despite only having four ingredients, this protein smoothie is packed full of natural protein, antioxidants, and omega-3s. In a few simple steps, you’ll be able to whip up a beverage that provides a full range of health benefits while also helping to promote weight loss.
One of the best things about this smoothie is that it’s the perfect way to include meal replacement powder into your diet, which is ideal if you’re looking to lose weight. Instead of just throwing together powder and water in a blender, this smoothie actually incorporates healthy, good-for-you ingredients that offer additional health benefits.
Meal replacements are a popular way to lose weight considering the benefits that they offer while still being low in calories. As well as helping consumers avoid unhealthy foods and hidden ingredients, they’ve also been proven to actually aid in weight loss. Studies have shown that replacing a meal a day with a meal replacement shake, such as Naked Meal, can actually increase your metabolism and, in turn, speed up the rate of your weight loss.
The reason for this is that many premium meal replacement shakes are high in protein, which is one of the major nutrients that your body requires just to function. The body takes longer to digest protein, meaning that there’s a continuous source of energy being released over a longer period of time. This allows you to feel fuller for much longer, reducing the likelihood of you turning to unhealthy, but filling, snacks. Likewise, high amounts of protein have been shown to boost metabolism, which will help you lose even more weight as you’ll be burning more calories.
This smoothie is made simply with a large frozen banana, almond milk, and almond butter. The nut butter combined with the frozen banana offers a delicious taste while providing you with necessary healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals. As the nut butter is also high in protein, you’ll be getting an extra serving of natural protein on top of your meal replacement shake, which is going to ensure that you’re satisfied for a long period of time. We also recommend throwing in a pinch of chia seeds to add to the antioxidant properties that this shake offers.
To make this delicious shake, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- 2 scoops of Naked Meal
- 1 frozen, large banana
- 1 tbsp. almond butter
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 tbsp. chia seeds (optional)
First, you want to add the almond milk to your blender and add two scoops of Naked Meal before giving it a blend. Once the ingredients have been mixed together, you can cut up the frozen banana and almond butter and throw them into the blender as well. Blend until the smoothie reaches your desired consistency and enjoy!