I have a shake every morning for breakfast. They’re quick , easy, and can be a full meal replacement when done right; plus I’m always dehydrated in the morning so this helps me kick start the day with some fluids. To make a shake into a meal replacement you need 3 things: Fat, Protein, and Carbs. Since many traditional shakes are dairy based it can be difficult to try to transition your favorite shake into a Paleo version, but it’s not impossible. The recipe below is my favorite but many of the ingredients can be switched out easily to make for a different taste or texture. You’ll notice that I use coconut milk for my fat, fruit for my carbs, and protein power for my protein. I also like to add what I call nutritional bonuses. These are those things you always read about in studies that are so good for you but you never know where to fit them in your diet. For this recipe I use green tea and goat yogurt (this is optional for those of you who don’t do dairy).
8 oz of green tea
1 scoop of your favorite protein power
1 tablespoon of goat yogurt (optional)
1/2 cup of frozen mixed berries
1/2 cup of frozen strawberries
1/2 cup of coconut milk
Yields: 2 large glass fulls
- Add tea, protein powder, and yogurt to a blender and start blending on high.
- While the blender is going add berries, strawberries, and the banana.
- Once all the fruit is mixed add in your coconut milk. If your shake is really thick add more coconut milk until you get the consistency you want.