How To Make Homemade Meal Replacement Shakes

By Myprotein Writer: Veronica Chu

How To Make Homemade Meal Replacement Shakes

Sometimes we just don’t have time to make a proper meal, or sit down and eat it. For those serious about meeting nutritional goals, this may mean meal replacement shakes.

Shakes are also a great, quick breakfast idea or a nice treat on those hot summer days (definitely a healthier alternative to those purchased at the coffee shop).

1. Choose a carbohydrate base

This could be Instant Oats or a banana (frozen bananas work great in this).

2. Choose a protein base

Whey Protein, Casein, yogurt or milk (almond, soy, coconut, cow’s milk) tend to work best, but you could also use soy, beef or pea protein depending on preference.

3. Choose vegetables/fruit

Examples of vegetables which work well include spinach and kale, whereas ideal fruits would be berries, apples, mango, pineapple (again frozen fruit or vegetables work great in this and are cheaper).

4. Choose a fat option

Nut butter, chia Seeds, avocado, flax Seed and desiccated coconut blend well in addition to giving your shake a nutritional punch of protein, healthy fats and taste!

5. Optional Extras

Ice cubes or a teaspoon of xanthan gum can be used to thicken your shake, giving it the texture of a delicious milkshake! FlavDrops add extra flavour to any shake, making it super-tasty, without added calories.

Goji berries, raw cacao nibs, bee pollen, powdered peanut butter or cacao powder are also great additions to the top of your shake.

When you’ve chosen all your ingredients, simply put it all into a blender and mix.

It may be handy to get personal size blender to save on washing up.

Meal Replacement Shake Recipes

protein shake

Snickers shake

1 Scoop Chocolate Impact Whey Protein

150ml milk of choice

1 tbsp peanut butter

Optional: Oats/banana

Approx 10 ice cubes

Smores shake

1 Scoop Vanilla Impact Whey Protein

2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 Tsp cinnamon

150 milk of choice

Approx 10 ice cubes

Optional: Instant Oats for thickness

Garnish: marshmallows

Eton Mess shake

1 Scoop Impact Whey Protein – vanilla flavour

Handful of frozen berries

150ml milk of choice or water

Optional: oats or banana

Optional garnish: more berries and Sugar-Free Strawberry Syrup

Take Home Message

Enjoy making these quick, delicious and filling meal replacement shakes!

Our articles should be used for informational and educational purposes only and are not intended to be taken as medical advice. If you’re concerned, consult a health professional before taking dietary supplements or introducing any major changes to your diet.

Jennifer Blow

Jennifer Blow

Writer and expert

Jennifer Blow has a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Science and a Master of Science by Research in Nutrition, and now specialises in the use of sports supplements for health and fitness, underpinned by evidence-based research. Jennifer has been quoted or mentioned as a nutritionist in major online publications including Vogue, Elle, and Grazia, for her expertise in nutritional science for exercise and healthy living. Her experience spans from working with the NHS on dietary intervention trials, to specific scientific research into omega-3 fatty acid supplementation and also the effect of fast foods on health, which she has presented at the annual Nutrition Society Conference. Jennifer is involved in many continuing professional development events to ensure her practise remains at the highest level. Find out more about Jennifer’s experience here: In her spare time, Jennifer loves hill walking and cycling, and in her posts you’ll see that she loves proving healthy eating doesn’t mean a lifetime of hunger.