I have discovered the most delicious vegan weight loss shakes using a secret ingredient. Read on to find out more! Check this recipe out for an incredibly delicious and filling vegan protein powder for weight loss…


Vegan Weight Loss Shakes: Plus Secret Ingredient

If you are like me, you’ve tried everything to lose weight (especially belly fat) after having kids. No matter what I do, I seem to be caught in a cycle of weight gain – stress eating – more weight gain – more stress.

Even spending hours at the gym didn’t make a huge impact. It turns out, what you EAT is more important than working out when it comes to weight loss!

Earlier this year, my husband and I planned to go to Mexico on vacation without the kids (HECK YES!!!) So, I started a workout routine to lose some weight before we left. I found a 30-day Yoga Shred program with Sadie Nardini (love, love, love her) and focused on completing it every day. I tried to eat healthier but definitely did not eliminate any common allergens like soy, gluten, dairy, sugar. So, the diet portion didn’t really work out for me.

I lost 4 pounds after spending 30 days working out. Trust me, I loved the yoga routine, but something was missing.

Only later did I determine that it was my diet!  The vegan weight loss shakes that I discovered have helped me lose 10 pounds (so far) and keep it off. AND I feel amazing.

“As a rule of thumb, weight loss is generally 75 percent diet and 25 percent exercise. An analysis of more than 700 weight loss studies found that people see the biggest short-term results when they eat smart.

vegan weight loss shakesOn average, people who dieted without exercising for 15 weeks lost 23 pounds; the exercisers lost only six over about 21 weeks. It’s much easier to cut calories than to burn them off.

For example, if you eat a fast-food steak quesadilla, which can pack 500-plus calories, you need to run more than four miles to ‘undo’ it!

Shawn M. Talbott, PhD, nutritional biochemist and former director of the University of Utah Nutrition Clinic  (Source)

Secret Ingredient: Smart Coffee

I’m not a big coffee drinker, how about you? I like the smell of it, but it tends to hurt my stomach a little too much. But, I add a scoop of something called smart coffee to my vegan weight loss protein shakes.

This smart coffee contains an ingredient call nootropics that helps improve my memory, improve my focus, and even curbs cravings. So, a lot of people that use this smart coffee have lost weight – but that’s not the main point.

The goal of the coffee is to improve your happiness hormones. Just one scoop a day will give you a caffeine boost, help improve your memory and focus, AND help control food cravings.

It has helped me reduce the brain fog that I’ve suffered from since becoming a mom. All I do is add one scoop to my shakes and I’m good to go.

There’s also a supplement that you can take that will add an extra boost to your happiness hormones.

Here is the protein shake recipe I drink 1-2 times a day for better nutrition and improved weight management.

Vegan Weight Loss Shakes: Plus Secret Ingredient

Ingredients:

1 Banana (Here’s a great reason to include them in your smoothies: Medical Insights: Bananas and exercise recovery)

2 Scoops Chocolate Vegan Protein Powder

        1 Scoop Smart Coffee (Wait – what is smart coffee? Find out more here)

1 tbsp Flax Seed

         Fiber Boost

2 cups spinach

1/2 cup frozen fruit (I prefer blueberries, blackberries, strawberries)

Almond milk and/or water

Mix it together in your blender and you are starting your day by putting so much good stuff in your body! Your body will thank you.

Obviously, this is my personal preference based on my tastes. If you would like to know how to build a complete balanced, meal-replacement protein shake, check out this article, “How to Make a Healthy Protein Shake.

Enjoy,

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