We write often about recipes for nutritious foods for both pre-op and post-op bariatric patients. With this blog post, we decided to spend a little more time specifically on protein shakes for bariatric patients. This piece will focus on a few great recipes that we’ve found to be particularly beneficial — and tasty! — for our weight-loss patients.

Everybody — and every body — is different. Be sure to consult with your health care provider and/or your WeightWise dietitian before beginning any new diet regimen. But for most people, these bariatric protein shakes deliver healthy, high-quality proteins and bountiful flavors that should satisfy diet requirements and the most discerning tastes.

WeightWise provides our patients with a number of bariatric-friendly protein shakes, as well as protein supplements, drinks, and powders, that one can use as foundations for healthy snacking.

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Daily protein requirements vary. Be sure to reach out if you have any questions about adequate protein intakes for post-bariatric patients or about any of the ingredients (whey protein isolate, carb proteins, etc.).

Again, we highly recommend reaching out to our team with any questions. This is especially important for those just starting out. Bariatric surgery reduces the amount of food one can eat, so it’s critical to try and avoid added sugars and to maintain muscle mass during the post-op process.

Protein Shakes for Weight Loss Patients: Delicious Recipes

Protein shakes are an important part of the weight loss surgery journey. Protein shakes can help bariatric patients maintain a healthy diet and provide them with the necessary nutrients their bodies need to build muscle, maintain their weight, and stay healthy.

Here are a few of our favorite recipes for bariatric protein shakes that make it easy to get your daily dose of protein while satisfying your taste buds.

Vanilla Bean Protein Shake

This shake has a smooth sweetness that will satisfy any sweet tooth. It’s loaded with protein and fiber, making it a perfect post-surgery snack or meal replacement.

  • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or other non-dairy milk)
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons honey (optional; use stevia for sugar-free option)
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 ice cubes

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Shake

This decadent shake combines the rich flavor of dark chocolate with the nutty goodness of peanut butter. It’s sure to be your favorite post-op treat! It’s packed with protein and healthy fats that will keep you feeling full and energized throughout the day. Add a banana for an additional twist!

  • 1 scoop chocolate whey protein powder
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk (or other non-dairy milk)
  • 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter (or other nut butter)
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons honey (optional; use stevia for sugar-free option)
  • 4 ice cubes

Combine in a blender until smooth.

Strawberry Banana Protein Shake

This fruity shake is as delicious as it is nutritious. It’s perfect for breakfast on the go or as an afternoon pick-me-up. It provides plenty of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and protein to keep your body functioning at its best.

  • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk (or other non-dairy milk)
  • ½ cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons honey (optional; use stevia for sugar-free option)
  • 4 ice cubes

Blend until smooth.

Mint Chip Protein Shake

Smooth, creamy, yummy, and filling. A good way to satisfy that sweet tooth. Contains fresh mint!

The recipe provides a minty kick combined with the sweetness of dark chocolate chips or cocoa nibs. You’ll think you’re drinking dessert!

  • 8 ounces of almond milk
  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh mint leaves
  • 2 teaspoons of sugar-free dark chocolate chips or cocoa nibs (or more if desired)
  • 1 cup of ice cubes

Blend until smooth.

Orange Creamsicle Protein Shake

This combination provides a classic taste reminiscent of childhood. We all know it as an orange creamsicle!

  • 8 ounces of unsweetened almond milk in a blender
  • 1 scoop orange cream-flavored protein powder (or any citrus-flavored protein powder)
  • 2 tablespoons nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon honey (optional)
  • 1 cup ice cubes

Blend it right up!

Delicious and Nutritious Protein Shakes for Bariatric Patients

Whether you’re looking for a quick breakfast or an afternoon snack, these delicious protein shakes for bariatric patients should make it easy to get your daily dose of protein.

One thing you may notice is that many of these shakes contain the same or similar ingredients. Despite the variety of flavors, it’s relatively simple to stock up on the main ingredients. That way you can avoid drinking the same shakes every day without needing a ton of different ingredients on hand each time.

Remember to talk with your doctor and/or dietitian. These recipes are just ideas; there are many more out there if these don’t work for you.

If you’ve recently undergone weight loss surgery, your dietitian or healthcare provider has likely advised you to get in the habit of drinking protein shakes. Protein shakes are an important part of your post-surgery diet, as they help ensure that you’re getting the nutrients your body needs to heal and promote healthy weight management.

But who says bariatric protein shakes have to be boring? These delicious recipes for bariatric protein shakes deliver healthy nutrition and satisfying flavor. Let us know what you think!

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