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Every morning, I drink a shake for breakfast that is loaded with nutrition. I do modify it based on the items that I have on hand, but basically I have been drinking the same shake for years. Sometimes I will skip it if we are on vacation, having a family breakfast, or going out to eat after church.
I have never gotten bored with this shake, and to be honest, I actually crave it. It also keeps me very regular which makes me feel better overall.
Here's what's in it:
And here are the amounts that I use:
1 Cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
1/2 Cup Plain Yogurt
- I make my own yogurt with raw milk but you don't have to
- Here's a link to eating yogurt on a low-carb diet:
1/2 Scoop Whey Protien Powder
1T Flax Seed Oil
1T Coconut Oil
1/2 T Cocoa Powder
1 tsp. Chia Seeds
2 tsp. Benefiber
- sometimes I use psyllium husk or, if I have it one hand, another nutritional fiber product
3/4 tsp. Truvia (or 1 packet)
10-12 Coffee Beans (I don't really measure - I just take a very small handful and throw them in)
Put all items in a blender and blend well.
(Neither the cookbook, nor the little fake lemon tree in the background have anything to do with the shake. They just happen to sit in the area where the shakes are made and thus happened to make it into the picture :) )
This shake has 4 sugars and 18 carb grams which = a S/C value of 4/1. Since this is my breakfast I am eating within the suggested S/C values. Let me tell you... this shake fills me up and makes me feel so, so good (and regular).