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Homemade High Protein & Low Carb Drinks

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author image Jennifer Andrews
Jennifer Andrews specializes in writing about health, wellness and nutrition. Andrews has a Master of Science in physical therapy from the University of Alberta as well as a bachelor's degree in kinesiology. She teaches yoga and pilates and is a recent graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.
Homemade High Protein & Low Carb Drinks
Blend a high-protein, low-carb drink at home. Photo Credit James Woodson/Photodisc/Getty Images

High-protein, low-carb diets are a common weight loss method that has shown successful results. A study in "The New England Journal of Medicine" found that low-carb diets may be an effective diet alternative to low-fat diets with no adverse effect on blood lipid profiles. High-protein drinks are commonly advocated on these diets as a quick and easy method of consuming protein that aids in the growth, repair and maintenance of muscle. Unlike simple carbs that increase insulin production in the body, protein aids in keeping blood sugar levels steady, which prevents cravings and the consumption of excess calories. You can make high protein, low carb drinks at home to save time and money.

Step 1

Pour 1 cup of nonfat or low-fat milk into a blender. Add 1/2 cup of plain nonfat or low-fat yogurt.

Step 2

Add 1 cup of frozen mixed berries such as blueberries, raspberries and/or strawberries.

Step 3

Add 1/2 chopped banana for additional sweetness.

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Step 4

Measure out 30 g, roughly two scoops, of protein powder of your choice. Add 1 tbsp. of peanut butter.

Step 5

Blend mixture on high for approximately 30 seconds to 1 minute or until thoroughly combined. Pour into a large glass and drink immediately or chill covered in the refrigerator for consumption later that day.

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