Monthly Archives: March 2014

Whole Food Breakfast Shake

breakfast shake

You want a protein shake with ingredients that are not processed, that are real, and don’t come from powder? This has been my go to breakfast for the last couple weeks, let me tell you it fills me up, I sometimes don’t find myself hungry by the time I get to lunch!!! Breakfast is so vital to an awesome productive day. Instead of spiking your blood sugar with an onslaught of the common breakfast foods, I dare you to try this breakfast shake.

This shake delivers in nutrition and in that satiated “I got more then enough to last me to my next meal” kinda way. Now I will caution you, if your body is not used to a lot of grains and healthy food I would ease into this shake as it may cause some back up issues (wink wink) This is pretty common with a drastic change in nutrition as your body’s digestive track adjust to the new onslaught of slower moving and digesting foods.

So if this shake has a lot of new ingredients for you I would do the following:

-Remove one of the “fats” in the shake either the avocado or coconut oil or even the almond butter.

-Instead of all three variety of seeds pick one of the three.

-Over the next couple of days slowly add more ingredients.

*Note: Plan ahead and allow for better digestion by placing the seeds and nuts in a glass container and then add water until they are submersed. Let sit for at least 30 minutes or optimally over night. Your seeds will expand and absorb all the water, that is normal!

Add all the ingredients into a blender and blend away:

Ingredients:

-1/2 cup  frozen blueberries

-1/2 cup  frozen cranberries

-1 tablespoon  Almond Butter

-1 tablespoon  pumpkin seeds

-1 tablespoon  chia seeds

-1 tablespoon hemp seeds (or hearts)

-2 raw walnuts

-2 raw Brazil Nuts

-1/4 avocado

-1/2 tablespoon of Coconut Oil (I sometimes add more I like the hint of coconut flavor)

-1/2 cup of unsweetened almond milk

-1/2 cup of water

My preference is always organic versions of these ingredients. After blending if you find it too thick, add water or almond milk to thin it out.

Now please note: if you are used to a really sugar sweet breakfast the subtle and complex flavor of the shake maybe lost on you. As you eat more natural and less processed food you begin to appreciate what real food tastes like. Have an open mind, no it’s not a donut, but it is loaded with stuff that will help you live out your dreams from the rest of the day! You can call in “dream making fuel” if you like.

Reference: Dr Hyman’s Whole Food Protein Shake, The Blood Sugar Solution