This will rival any McDonald's shake and it is so much healthier. Full of protein, a full spectrum of nutrients and enzymes, this shake is a meal replacement.
Shamrock Mint Protein Shake
1 frozen banana
8 oz coconut (or almond) milk
2 scoops Young Living Balance Complete or Power Meal powder
1 Tbsp maca powder (optional)
2-3 drops YL peppermint essential oil
small handful of chocolate mint or other mint leaves
1/2 - 1 tsp spirulina powder or 1/2 cup of spinach leaves
Optional: 2 Tbsp raw cacao powder (this will make the shake less green, but it will taste like a peppermint paddy)
Put all ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth and creamy. No green food coloring needed. Enjoy!
Tomorrow I'll post more about Spirulina, a Super Food.
Tonight I was pressed for time and thought I would make a protein shake for dinner. While I love my "best chocolate shake ever", I was concerned about having a chocolate shake at 7:00 in the evening. I decided to invent a new shake flavor and it was delicious.
Festive, colorful and tasty, this cranberry orange shake will be a hit with young and old alike. In 10 minutes you have a complete meal with a full spectrum of vitamins and minerals, enzymes and low calories. Let me know what you think of my invention.
Cranberry Orange Christmas Shake
8 oz coconut or almond milk (I used a almond/coconut milk blend)
2 scoops of Young Living Balance Complete or Power Meal
1 frozen banana (if you want it really cold)
1/2 cup fresh organic cranberries
5-6 drops of Young Living orange essential oil
Blend all in a high speed blender until smooth and creamy. The cranberries will still have small pieces of skin that will not be completely incorporated. Delicious!
Yesterday, I decided to create my own concoction for my morning shake. Using Power Meal and coconut milk as the base, I added some cacao, frozen blueberries and decided that half an avocado might make it creamy. Creamy? I suddenly found that I had a very creamy, thick chocolate pudding. It was really good too!
Today I decided that you might appreciate having some better instructions so I recreated the recipe (also to be sure it would really duplicate, and because I really liked it yesterday) and wrote down the measurements. Later in the day, I concocted another "more colorful" invention. Check that out at the bottom of this post.
This shake has been adapted from the Clean Gut program and several people asked me for the recipe so I thought I would share it here for all of you.
Chocolate Cinnamon Blueberry Shake
8 oz coconut milk
8 oz coconut water
1/2 cup frozen organic blueberries
2 Tbsp cashew butter
1 scoop Power Meal protein powder from Young Living
1 & 1/2 Tbsp raw cacao powder
2 drops Young Living cinnamon bark essential oil
2 cups spinach or kale leaves (kale was a bit strong) OR 1 tsp spirolina
Pure YL Stevia plant extract, if desired for a sweeter taste (I did not use it)
Blend all until smooth and enjoy!
This shake has the fiber and cleansing elements from the Power Meal, while offering a delicious taste and lots of nutrients.
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I love fresh ginger. I chop up an inch or so and put it in a mug of hot water to make ginger tea. I enjoy low sugar crystalized ginger every once in a while as a treat. It is a bit spicy, but refreshing. I decided to look up a few of the benefits of ginger and here is what I found.
Ginger root is sweet & spicy and is associated with oriental and Indian dishes. In many cultures, it is used as a digestive aid and to settle an upset stomach. Ginger can be helpful for nausea associated with travel. Fresh ginger can be chopped or squeezed and added to hot water for a refreshing tea.
Ginger is thought to aid with weight loss as it seems to naturally boost metabolism. Researchers at the Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health in Aberdeen, Scotland, have conducted a trial investigating the effects of ginger on body weight. In the study, mice were given a specially designed diet that mimics the high fat content of a typical “Western” diet. Mice that received ginger supplements during the course of the study were found to be less likely to gain weight.
Mother of three, grandmother of four, and mentor to many, I am passionate about sharing natural ways to help the body do what God designed it to do, mend, grow and thrive!