I thought I would share my recipe for the shake I drink every single morning. I would not drink it for a desert or anything (it is not an ice cream shake substitute). I think it tastes good, and it is pretty healthy too. Note that my protein does not have sweetener in it, so the sweetness comes completely from the fruits.
I prefer to use raw banana as opposed to frozen because when I used frozen bananas the shake became very “icy” instead of liquid (which I prefer). If you prefer an icy kind of smoothy consistency, then using frozen banana may make more sense.
For strawberries, I typically buy the 6 pound bag of frozen strawberries in bulk from Costco if you are going to drink this thing every day. It really saves time and money (because you don’t have to keep going to the store to get smaller packages).
I get all my protein from Protein Factory and what I get is usually basically Whey. I get chocolate flavored with no artificial sweeteners (I do not use artificial sweeteners ever).
For the Oats, I also typically get the very large Old Fashioned Quaker Oats from Costco. It comes in a 10 pound container, so that you can feel like you are eating the quantity of Oats a horse would eat.
I use a Breville BBL605XL Hemisphere Control Blender which I cannot say enough good things about. This blender is the best blender I have ever owned and well worth the money. It is very quiet compared to other blenders, does a great job, and is literally set it and forget it with the “smoothy” button which does everything for you.
Below are the nutrition facts for the shake.
|Serving Size||1 Glass|
|Number of Servings||1|
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories from Fat||30|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat||4.1 g||6 %|
|Â Â Â Saturated Fat||0.5 g||3 %|
|Â Â Â Trans Fat||0 g|
|Â Â Â Polyunsaturated Fat||1 g|
|Â Â Â Monounsaturated Fat||1.0 g|
|Cholesterol||5 mg||2 %|
|Sodium||290 mg||12 %|
|Potassium||1270 mg||36 %|
|Total Carbohydrate||77 g||26 %|
|Â Â Â Dietary Fiber||8 g||32 %|
|Â Â Â Sugars||36 g|
|Â Â Â Other Carbs||0 g|
|Protein||45.8 g||92 %|
|Vitamin A||15 %|
|Vitamin C||82 %|
|Vitamin D||38 %|
|Vitamin E||2 %|
|Vitamin K||11 %|
|Vitamin B6||33 %|
|Folic Acid||0 %|
|Vitamin B12||24 %|
|Pantothenic Acid||20 %|
|* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.|