5 Delicious Bariatric Protein Smoothie Recipes
Protein is essential for healing and maintaining muscle mass while losing excess weight, and after bariatric surgery, eating enough protein can be a struggle. Making your own protein shakes is an easy way to try a variety of foods and get enough protein. Check out our 5 delicious protein smoothie recipes!
Tips for Making Bariatric-Friend Smoothies and Shakes
Protein smoothie recipes can be broken down into four components: protein powder, liquid, fruit/veggies, and spices. Adding in all 4 of these will make for a tasty and nutritious smoothie every time.
Use a protein powder that contains at least 20g of protein and less than 5g of sugar. An unflavored protein powder can be added to any shake without altering the taste.
Every shake will contain liquid in it, but certain liquids can increase the protein content of your smoothie. Try Soy Milk, Almond Milk, Fair Life, Skim Milk, Cottage Cheese, or Greek Yogurt as your liquid.
Fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables are easy ways to add nutrients and vitamins to your smoothie. Some examples include berries, pineapple, and bananas.
Avoid fruit with seeds until 8 weeks post-op.
All taste buds vary, and if you are looking for a way to add flavor to your recipe, add these common spices; cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg.
If you want to make your shake sweeter, add stevia or monkfruit for a little sweetness.
With constipation as a common problem after weight loss surgery, adding additional fiber can help! Some great sources of fiber include chia seeds, flax seeds, and psyllium husk.
Constipation is a common issue experienced after bariatric surgery. Adding fiber like chia seeds, flax seeds, and psyllium husk are great solutions.
Bariatric-Friendly Smoothie Recipes
One scoop of protein powder, ½ cup frozen peaches, 6 oz of vanilla yogurt, 8 ounces of vanilla soy milk, 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon
Everything Berry Smoothie
One scoop of protein powder, ½ cup frozen berry blend, ¼ cup cottage cheese, 8 ounces of milk, 1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg
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One scoop of protein powder, ½ cup crushed pineapple, 1 cup of milk, add a few ice cubes.
One scoop of protein powder, ¼ cup canned pumpkin puree, one cup of milk, two tablespoons of sugar-free maple syrup, ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon and a few ice cubes.
Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie
One scoop of protein powder, one cup of chocolate soy milk, ½ banana, two tablespoons of peanut butter and a few ice cubes.
Adding your protein powder to creamy soups and hot cereals is just as easy. Puree soups and add whey protein, then gently heat. Stir protein powder into hot cereals.