It’s possible to boost satiety and burn calories while simultaneously preserving your lean muscle mass. Smoothies are packed with the essential nutrients which help in keeping your hair, skin, heart, and bones in good health. Unfortunately, some of the protein sips athletes take in local CrossFit gyms have lots of added sugar. Having these on your CrossFit diet every time makes it extremely difficult to achieve that lean summer body.
There is delicious weight loss protein shakes that can satisfy your craving and still push your body towards weight loss. Below are some of them:
Jelly Protein and Peanut Butter Smoothie
Regarding nutrition, this can give you 16 grams of protein, 228 calories, 23 grams of carbs, 5 grams of fiber, 7.5 grams of fat, and 1.3 grams of saturated fat. If you love classic childhood sandwich, this recipe is a must try. You simply blend frozen berries with vanilla protein, soy milk, rolled oats, and peanut butter to create a delicious protein-packed smoothie. If you don’t like soy milk, you can substitute it with any unsweetened milk of your choice.
Spinach Flax Protein Shake
The source of protein in this shake comes from flax meal, almond milk, optional protein powder, chia seeds, and the spinach. If you don’t like spinach, but would want it to form part of your CrossFit diet, you can add pineapple, banana, and mango to make the smoothie delicious and still reap the benefits. This smoothie gives you up to 33% of your daily vitamin A requirements while the flax and chia seeds give you satiating fiber.
Dark Chocolate Peppermint Smoothie
The source of protein here comes from Greek yogurt and protein powder. This shake doesn’t have sugars and fats and tastes more or less like dessert. Fortunately, it doesn’t have any waste expanding effects.Topping the smoothie with Greek yogurt helps in taking your protein count higher.
Almond Butter Protein Shake
This smoothie is made with four ingredients, almond milk, nut butter, chia seeds, and cinnamon. The nut butter and almond milk will give you natural protein, and the chia seeds will boost your level of antioxidants and omega 3s. You can enjoy this smoothie as an afternoon snack or a healthy breakfast. Cinnamon heightens the taste of your drink and helps in zapping stubborn belly fat to stabilize your blood sugar.
Grape and Blueberry Smoothie
This is a creative recipe for any CrossFitter who may not be into the idea of packing nutrition powders. In the place of plant or whey protein, this smoothie calls for blended eggs. This helps in burning fat. The protein in the eggs helps in muscle recovery while the choline in the yolk helps in fighting fat cells to give you a lean look.
The grapes and berries give you vitamin C which helps in further trimming down cortisol levels which are responsible for fat storage. Other smoothies you may find delicious and nutritionally-viable as your CrossFit workout diet include berry oat smoothie, blueberry almond butter shake, and a raw chocolate smoothie.
KUNAL JHAVERI | 06 May 18