The Best Homemade Low-Carb High-Protein Shakes


Protein shakes have turned into an important product in dieting and fitness. Shakes are used by individuals trying to build upon the muscles they already have or by dieters as part of a high-protein, low-carb weight-loss diet. While powders and premade shakes are convenient, they can be expensive. By making homemade alternatives, you can get the same benefits while not paying near the price. You can make homemade protein shakes with natural foods to help improve your body and health.

Main Ingredients

Making an egg white protein shake is beneficial because it is a low-calorie, low-carb alternative to a carb-heavy protein shake. Depending on the amount of egg used, these protein shakes carry about 25 g of protein. Be aware, though, that salmonella can be found in raw egg whites and may cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and headaches. Use of pasteurized eggs can help you avoid salmonella. Yogurt is also a great ingredient to make a low-carb protein shake. It is high in vitamin C, calcium and potassium.

Egg White Sunrise

Mix one cup of liquid egg whites, 1/2 cup of orange juice and 1/2 cup of pineapple juice into blender. By using 100 percent pure pineapple juice and freshly squeezed orange juice, you can reduce the amount of carbohydrates in this recipe. Blend all of these ingredients until the liquid is smooth. You now have a healthy, low-carb protein shake.

Hazelnut Egg White Shake

Using 1 cup of egg white, 1/4 cup of liquid hazelnut coffee creamer and 1 tbsp. of Nutella, you can make a tasty protein shake. Make sure to use a sugar-free hazelnut creamer to reduce the amount of carbs in the drink. Begin by blending the egg whites and creamer until they are fully combined. Add the Nutella, and blend until the ingredients become fully mixed. Pour it into a glass and it's ready to drink.


Use one banana, 1/4 cup of orange juice, 3/4 cup of skim milk and 1 cup of your favorite low-fat yogurt flavor. Place the juice, milk and banana into the blender and mix until a smooth liquid is formed. Pour into a cup and stir in the yogurt. Once the drink turns into a thick shake, it is ready to be served.

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