POWER PROTEIN SHAKE

By Mona | Thursday 2 February 2012 1:14 pm

POWER PROTEIN SHAKE

Yield: One 8 ounce shake 

No time for breakfast?  This power shake is the answer. It takes only a few minutes to throw everything into a blender.  This nutritional powerhouse drink provides protein, healthy fats and low carbs all-in-one.  All you need is a blender (Magic Bullet and VitaMix are state of the art blenders for those of you who love gadgets, but any blender will do!).  Down this power protein shake pre- or post-workout.  It’s even great for a mid-day snack.

 

Ingredients:

1 scoop rice protein powder *

1/2 cup organic frozen berries

2 tablespoons ground flax seed (chia and hemp seeds work, too) **

8 ounces unsweetened non-dairy milk (e.g. almond, hemp, coconut, water)

cinnamon (as much as you like)

1 teaspoon unrefined extra virgin coconut oil

1 teaspoon organic flax seed oil (cold-pressed & unrefined) ***

half frozen banana (optional)

1 tablespoon raw nut butter such as almond, walnut, or pecan (optional)

ice cubes (optional)

pinch of stevia (natural sweetener, if needed)

Procedure:

  • Put all ingredients in a blender and give it a whirl.

*NutriBiotic and Sun Warrior are top quality organic rice protein powders that are great for those on elimination diets or for people who cannot tolerate gluten or dairy.  These brands are minimally processed without fillers and additives, organic, and free of major allergens.  Sun Warrior and NutriBiotic are sold at www.vitacost.com and www.amazon.com  NutriBiotic is also sold at Whole Foods. 

Although it is pricier, from a taste perspective, we prefer Sun Warrior.

**Gound  flax seeds are a great source of fiber.  Purchase organic whole flax seeds and grind the seeds in a coffee grinder immediately before use. Due to their high rancidity rate, store flax seeds in the refrigerator or freezer.   If you feel like mixing it up a bit, try chia and hemp seeds, too. 

***Flax seed oil should be refrigerated.  Recommend Organic Cold-Pressed & Unrefined Gluten-Free Flax Oil by Flora (Whole Foods carries it).  Flax Oil may also be used for dressings or drizzled on top of vegetables.  Since the oil is fragile and has a low smoke point, do not heat or use for cooking. 

Recommended brands of seeds sold at www.vitacost.com:

truRoots Organic Chia Seeds

Arrowhead Mills Organic Flax Seeds

Navitas Naturals Organic Hemp Seeds

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