Weight loss: Healthy milkshakes to include in your diet to shed those pounds and get a flat tummy& |  Photo Credit: Thinkstock
New Delhi: Milkshakes are everyone’s most favourite beverages to binge on, when on a vacation or during summer as they are refreshing, delicious, and keep you hydrated. In north India, people have this thrill that they get by eating ice-cream in the cold or drinking cold milkshakes. Milkshakes have one more benefit apart from just being tasty and hydrating – they can aid weight loss.
Weight loss is one of the most important goals many people have. And while trying to achieve those goals, people think they need to eat or drink absolutely bland food and drinks, starve themselves, or sweat so much in the gym that they can fill buckets like Milkha Singh. The truth of the situation, however, is quite contrary – As long as you keep everything controlled, and work out regularly at a normal rate, and eat at home as much as you can, you will have lost your weight without much hustle. READ – Weight loss: 5 healthy snacks to carry to office to avoid weight gain – Eat these and not junk at workplace
Cake batter milkshakes
Just make your milkshakes in the way you would make a batter for your cake. According to a study published in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, thick milkshakes like this one can help you stay full between meals to avoid eating too much or too often, which can become another reason for weight gain. A cake batter made with Greek yoghurt is rich in proteins, another requirement for weight loss.
Cherries are very nutritious, very helpful in weight loss, and very yummy. You can substitute regular milk for low-fat milk, Soy milk, or almond milk, to ensure that the calories you take in are controlled. Cherries are rich in protein, iron and vitamins, and also play an important role in muscle building. They are naturally sweet and thus do not require any additional sugar in the milkshake.
Honey and Walnut milkshakes
The name itself screams of nutrition. Honey is a great substitute for sugar, especially when you are trying to lose weight. You can add a scoop of protein powder to the shake, making it more suitable for weight loss. Walnuts are extremely nutritious and full of fibre, again a great ingredient in the weight loss recipe. READ – Weight loss: 3 diet tricks to burn belly fat and cleanse your body after the festive season binge
Carrot cake milkshakes
A low-calorie, nutritious milkshake to feast on when you are on a weight-loss diet is something everyone looks forward to. Carrots are a great option for the same – they are fibrous, rich in vitamins and minerals, and also naturally sweet and therefore, no added sugar is required here.
Include a chocolate milkshake in your diet, but do not use sugary milk chocolate, instead use dark chocolate for the milkshake. Dark chocolate is really healthy and also aids in weight loss.
Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.