Here is the chocolate meal replacement shake recipe for those who want to lose weight without giving up muscle mass.
Creamy Chocolate Meal Replacement Shake Recipe
In this recipe, you’ll find a protein shake made with 5 easy-to-find ingredients. This shake, which you will fall in love with its flavor and keeping you full for a long time, is also very ideal for those who want to lose weight while maintaining their muscle mass.
Follow our step-by-step guide and learn the ingredients.
What are the Meal Replacement Shakes?
Meal replacement shakes are generally used by those who want to lose weight. So can any shake be a meal replacement?
Unfortunately no. Especially for those who want to lose weight, for a shake to replace a meal, the calorie, fat, and sugar ratios must be low and the protein ratios must be high. That’s why they have some variables.
We have prepared a nutritional fact for you, which you can find below. These values are the values of the chocolate shake we have prepared for you. You can try different shakes prepared with different ingredients that meet these ratios more or less.
Make sure it’s not too low in protein and not too low or too high in calories.
Does Meal Replacement Shake Really Help With Weight Loss?
Yes, it really works! In a study(1), some people trying to lose weight were divided into 2 groups. One group followed a standard diet, while another group sometimes used meal replacement shakes to replace their meals.
By the end of the study, the meal replacement group lost 6.3% more weight than the other.
So what this means is that replacing some of your meals with shakes while following a diet can scientifically help you lose weight and speed up your process.
But as we mentioned above, you should not spend all your meals this way. If you are going to replace one meal with a shake, be sure to choose nutrient-dense foods in your other meal/s.
Chocolate Meal Replacement Shake (1 Serving)
Net Carb: 29g
Total Fat: 5g
Cow milk (1/2 cup)
Banana (1 small size, frozen)
Cocoa powder (1 tsp)
Chocolate whey protein (1 scoop)
Curd cheese (2-3 tbsp, salt-free)
Ice (3-4 cubes)
Calories for Ingredients
Cow milk (1/2 cup) – 61 cal.
Banana (1 small size, frozen) – 90 cal.
Cocoa powder (1 tsp) – 7 cal.
Chocolate whey protein shake (1 scoop) – 113 cal.
Curd cheese (2-3 tbsp) – 40 cal.
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Recipe – 5min prep time
The most important step in a shake is to freeze the thickener you use in it.
This thickening ingredient is often found in shakes such as bananas and sometimes mangoes.
For this reason, start by freezing the bananas after slicing them.
After the bananas are frozen, put all the ingredients in the blender.
Blend until you get a creamy texture.
Tip: If this consistency is too thick for you, add a little more milk. If you don’t want to increase the calories of the shake, you can add water instead of milk.
Is It Good to Use Shakes Instead of Meals?
If you do not follow a special diet for your health, we cannot say that meal replacement shakes are unsafe to drink occasionally. But there is something you must not forget.
Do not take these for every meal. Whatever diet you follow, remember that you need to eat. The human body needs a balanced diet. In other words, being deprived of nutrients can cause you to be deprived of vitamins in the long run.
For this reason, you can safely consume protein shakes, but you should not replace your daily eating habits. You especially need chewing for your metabolism.
1 Cup Protein Shake Calories
1 cup of the protein shake, which varies according to the ingredients it is made with, generally varies between 100-300 calories.
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