Monday, June 16, 2014

My go-to non-dairy shake!

This is just a quick post to share with my readers about one of my favorite go-to non-dairy shakes that packs plant protein, fiber, and is a good source of omega 3s. When it comes to my shakes, routine is perfectly fine for me. Now, when it comes to my vegetables - I must get a variety or I get bored! Plus there are so many more benefits to eating the [real] rainbow daily that it makes more sense to me mentally to get my 5 of each in daily, at a minimum.  

Dr. Bill Sears recommends that adults get in at least 25g a day in fiber and half of our body's weight in grams of protein (plant / animal) a day. With the shake I'm about to share and with my [weight] transparency, I got in almost half of my minimum protein requirement in the shake alone. Yeah, there may be other protein powders on the market that offer way more protein but I'm a big proponent of getting protein from plants when I drink a shake. I can get in the other sources, including meat or dairy, when I eat my meals throughout the day. I find that when I drink my plant based shakes, I stay satisfied and it has been especially helpful for recovery post workouts as well as it serves as a way to lessen injuries while working out. 

Now onto the recipe! If you'd like to learn more about the ingredients and / or the plant protein powder, please message me on my blog. Be (stay) well! =)

Ingredients / Tools:
10 oz of Califia Farms (Almond-Coconut milk (unsweetened - ZERO sugar);
1 banana;
2 tbs natural peanut butter;
1 tbs ground flax;
1/3 cup Complete;
2 tbs ground almonds (meal);
1 tbs unsweetened shredded coconut;
1 tbs shelled hemp seeds;
1/2 tbs Enjoy Life chocolate chips (dairy free);
1 Vitamix

This shake offers about 33g of protein and 28g of fiber. There is no whey, casein, or gluten. It makes sense for almost everyone's health regimen!

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Choose, eat, and live well! =)


  1. Yum! This could totally satisfy my sweet tooth and in a healthy way. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. I do believe it can especially with the addition of the Enjoy Life product. It gives it a nice texture and a hint of sweetness without wrecking your efforts! =)

  2. This looks really good. I can't wait to try it. Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." Hope you can join us again this week.