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We’re quite sure that, by now, you already know protein is the key to weight loss. It helps you keep up your muscle mass and reduce fat, even burn it if you will, by helping you feel satiated for longer periods. It’s non-fattening and extremely healthy. One of the simplest ways to introduce more protein into your diet are shakes that you can quickly whip up and take in a to-go cup. But what if we told you that the best protein shake recipes for weight loss could taste like your favorite desserts? Have we got your attention? Keep on reading.

1. The Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie

Wait. A smoothie that tastes like peanut butter and jelly and that can help me lose weight? Where do I sign up? And is there a subscription for life? Here is what you need.

Ingredients

1 cup berries – frozen

2 tablespoon peanut butter

1 scoop whey protein powder, preferably vanilla flavored

2 tablespoons rolled oats, but you can add as much as you want

1 cup of soy milk

Put everything in a blender until it reaches a smooth consistency.

2. The Key Lime Pie Shake

Next in our list of the best protein shake recipes for weight loss is one that actually tastes like key lime pie. An all-time favorite American dessert, now you can have this bad-boy even for breakfast if you want.

Ingredients

Half a cup of fat-free cottage cheese

1 scoop of your favorite vanilla protein powder

1 tablespoon of key lime juice

Ice cubes – the number depends on how thick you want it to be

Half a cup of water – you can add more if you want it to be runnier

Stevia – as much as you want to make it sweet to your personal taste

Three drops of green food coloring. You can also use a good handful of fresh spinach.

Drop everything into a blender until you get a very smooth and rich consistency, almost like a delicious custard, but that can still go through a straw. Optionally, you can also break a few graham crackers and sprinkle them on top. Don’t forget to garnish with a few lime slices for that real key lime pie feel.

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3. The French Toast Protein Smoothie

This recipe will surely bring back some childhood memories. Remember those freezing winter mornings when you would impatiently wait in the kitchen, in your pajamas, for the French toast to be ready, while the smell of cinnamon, lush vanilla, and melted butter slowly wafted through the air and filled the whole house? Well, get ready to drink that in one more time, pun intended.

Ingredients

Half a cup of fat-free cottage cheese

1 scoop of protein powder, vanilla flavored

1 tablespoon of maple syrup extract

Half a teaspoon of cinnamon

Just a bit of nutmeg or even pumpkin spice if you prefer it

Stevia to your taste

As much water as you want, depending on how runny you want it to be

Put everything in a blender and watch how these simple ingredients transform into the dessert of your childhood. The only difference is that, now, it’s in a drinkable form, it’s a lot healthier, and, yes, it can even help you lose weight.

Here are the best protein shake recipes for weight loss that taste like your favorite desserts. We’ve seen peanut butter and jelly, key lime pie, and French toast. Do you have any ideas for a great weight loss smoothie that also tastes heavenly? Let us know in the comment section below.