Yummy breakfast shake

Here is a breakfast shake that I developed for my husband who finds it difficult to eat a proper breakfast in the morning before work.  It is full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals and is just basically “yummy”, so I enjoy it too.  It seems to get us both through the morning without feeling hungry.  I do not recommend having it every day, a varied and balanced diet is necessary to provide a wide range of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and other nutrients for optimum health. After all variety is the spice of life!

This recipe makes about 600mls

400 mls    milk (I use oat milk or rice milk)

1              banana – high in potassium and B6

1/2 cup     frozen berries (I usually use blueberries) – high in antioxidants and vitamin C.

1 tbsp       Chia seeds – high in antioxidants, protein, calcium, magnesium, fibre & is a plant source of Omega 3’s

1 tbsp       LSA ground (Linseed, sunflower seeds and almonds) – high in protein, fibre and essential fatty acids

 1 tbsp       Wheat germ – high in B group vitamins, fibre and vitamin E

1 tbsp       Blackstrap molasses – high in minerals especially iron and calcium

1 tsp         Acai berry powder – high in antioxidants, protein, EFAs, fibre & minerals

1 tsp         Raw Cacao powder –high in antioxidants and magnesium

2 tsp         Slippery Elm – soothing on the gastrointestinal tract and high in minerals and some vitamins

1 tsp         Brewer’s yeast – high in B group vitamins, potassium and chromium

Put all ingredients into a blender and blend well.  It is best if you drink it immediately because some of the ingredients cause the drink change to a jelly type consistency.  All of these ingredients are easily sourced from your local health food shop.

Play around with the amount of each ingredient to suit your taste and requirements.  You might like to add psyllium for extra fibre, protein powder or some yogurt.  You can also replace milk with kefir for extra probiotics.

Please note: I am recommending this recipe only as a pleasant change from cereal for breakfast, not as meal replacement or for weight loss.

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