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The best homemade low-carb high-protein shakes

Protein shakes have turned into an important product in dieting and fitness. Shakes are used by individuals trying to build upon the muscles they already have or by dieters as part of a high-protein, low-carb weight-loss diet. While powders and premade shakes are convenient, they can be expensive. By making homemade alternatives, you can get the same benefits while not paying near the price. You can make homemade protein shakes with natural foods to help improve your body and health.

Main ingredients

Making an egg white protein shake is beneficial because it is a low-calorie, low-carb alternative to a carb-heavy protein shake. Depending on the amount of egg used, these protein shakes carry about 25 g (0.9 oz) of protein. Be aware, though, that salmonella can be found in raw egg whites and may cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and headaches. Use of pasteurised eggs can help you avoid salmonella.

Yoghurt is also a great ingredient to make a low-carb protein shake. It is high in vitamin C, calcium and potassium.

Egg white sunrise

Mix 240 ml (8 fl oz) of liquid egg whites, 120 ml (4 fl oz) of orange juice and 120 ml (4 fl oz) of pineapple juice into blender. By using 100 per cent pure pineapple juice and freshly squeezed orange juice, you can reduce the amount of carbohydrates in this recipe. Blend all of these ingredients until the liquid is smooth. You now have a healthy, low-carb protein shake.

Hazelnut egg white shake

Using 240 ml (8 fl oz) of egg white, 60 ml (2 fl oz) of liquid hazelnut coffee creamer and 15 g (1 tbsp) of Nutella, you can make a tasty protein shake. Make sure to use a sugar-free hazelnut creamer to reduce the amount of carbs in the drink. Begin by blending the egg whites and creamer until they are fully combined. Add the Nutella, and blend until the ingredients become fully mixed. Pour it into a glass and it's ready to drink.

Yoghurt

Use one banana, 60 ml (2 fl oz) of orange juice, 180 ml (6 fl oz) of skimmed milk and 240 ml (8 fl oz) of your favourite low-fat yoghurt flavour. Place the juice, milk and banana into the blender and mix until a smooth liquid is formed. Pour into a cup and stir in the yoghurt. Once the drink turns into a thick shake, it is ready to be served.

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Ted Marten lives in New York City and began writing professionally in 2007, with articles appearing on various websites. Marten has a bachelor's degree in English and has also received a certificate in filmmaking from the Digital Film Academy.