recipe for shake

  • being_human

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    Apr 30, 2014 2:37 AM GMT
    whats ur usual recipe for a post workout shake?
    for me.. it usually bananas, milk, honey, some mint... ice it for last n slurp it in.
    im thinkin of addin whol farm eggs. Im nt sure il taste good though.
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    Apr 30, 2014 2:42 AM GMT
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    I prefer mine grilled. Just be sure to remove the rattle first. Oh wait.....you said snake or shake? icon_redface.gif
  • being_human

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    Apr 30, 2014 2:50 AM GMT
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    I prefer mine grilled. Just be sure to remove the rattle first. Oh wait.....you said snake or shake? icon_redface.gif

    that is just fucked up. haha
    thanks for the rattle removing advice but il stick to the socially accepted sources of protein. :-D
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    Apr 30, 2014 2:53 AM GMT
    Okay, but seriously, this is what I make every day. I basically make it into a smoothie so I can get my fruit and greens in there too. The ingredients may seem odd, but trust me, they all have health benefits.

    Scruffypup's Smoothie Recipe

    1 cup of unsweetened/unflavored almond or coconut milk. I prefer Silk brand
    1 heaping tablespoon unflavored greek yogurt. I like Greek Gods
    2 heaping tablespoons raw whole oatmeal (naturally lowers cholesterol - don't worry, you won't even taste it)
    1/2 cup of greens (spinach or baby kale)
    1 serving of protein powder (I use Vega Vegan Protein.)
    Omega-3 oil (fish oil, krill oil or coconut oil.)
    1/2 - 1 teaspoon Turmeric
    1/4 teaspoon Ceylon Cinnamon
    Fresh Mint Leaves
    Frozen fruit - It’s best to use mostly berries or other low glycemic fruits. Bananas are great but too many can make it too sweet. Just break them in small chunks and toss them in a freezer bag. Any fruit I like but can't find prepackage, I just freeze my own. The reason you use frozen fruit is to make it nice and slushy and it keeps you from having to use ice, which can water things down. Pineapple and mango make a great sweetener too.

    Add the fruit and oil last as you'll want to control how thick it gets. And some oils can be corrupted by blending at high speeds for too long. Sometimes I just pour it into a go-cup and stick it in the freezer, then take it on my errands with me or drink it while I walk the dog. It's amazing what a difference that one smoothie every morning can make.

    Note: Remember that smoothies can be a health drink or a very unhealthy one. The key is keeping the glycemic index low as possible. This is why the oatmeal, protein powder, oil and choosing the right fruits are important. You can look up the glycemic index on all fruits online. Generally speaking, berries tend to be lower and more antioxidants. Very sweet fruits are usually higher, but are totally fine to use in moderation. Any healthy fat or protein is fine to add also.
  • being_human

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    Apr 30, 2014 3:18 AM GMT
    Scruffypup saidOkay, but seriously, this is what I make every day. I basically make it into a smoothie so I can get my fruit and greens in there too. The ingredients may seem odd, but trust me, they all have health benefits.

    Scruffypup's Smoothie Recipe

    1 cup of unsweetened/unflavored almond or coconut milk. I prefer Silk brand
    1 heaping tablespoon unflavored greek yogurt. I like Greek Gods
    2 heaping tablespoons raw whole oatmeal (naturally lowers cholesterol - don't worry, you won't even taste it)
    1/2 cup of greens (spinach or baby kale)
    1 serving of protein powder (I use Vega Vegan Protein.)
    Omega-3 oil (fish oil, krill oil or coconut oil.)
    1/2 - 1 teaspoon Turmeric
    1/4 teaspoon Ceylon Cinnamon
    Fresh Mint Leaves
    Frozen fruit - It’s best to use mostly berries or other low glycemic fruits. Bananas are great but too many can make it too sweet. Just break them in small chunks and toss them in a freezer bag. Any fruit I like but can't find prepackage, I just freeze my own. The reason you use frozen fruit is to make it nice and slushy and it keeps you from having to use ice, which can water things down. Pineapple and mango make a great sweetener too.

    Add the fruit and oil last as you'll want to control how thick it gets. And some oils can be corrupted by blending at high speeds for too long. Sometimes I just pour it into a go-cup and stick it in the freezer, then take it on my errands with me or drink it while I walk the dog. It's amazing what a difference that one smoothie every morning can make.

    Note: Remember that smoothies can be a health drink or a very unhealthy one. The key is keeping the glycemic index low as possible. This is why the oatmeal, protein powder, oil and choosing the right fruits are important. You can look up the glycemic index on all fruits online. Generally speaking, berries tend to be lower and more antioxidants. Very sweet fruits are usually higher, but are totally fine to use in moderation. Any healthy fat or protein is fine to add also.


    great advice,man.
    cinnamon is suppose to give a great headstart for a busy day.
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    Apr 30, 2014 2:10 PM GMT
    flavor it how ever you want but consider using tofu as a thickening agent. Un like ice it will keep its texture.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Apr 30, 2014 3:16 PM GMT
    Some great input here on shakes...I'd like to hear more and for the OP, give us your recipe for your shake... you mentioned the parts in passing! Great ideas!
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    Apr 30, 2014 8:51 PM GMT
    2 I like are:

    1 banana, 3/4 cup of cooked lentils, 3/4 cup of cooked quinoa, 1 tablespoon of milled flaxseed, 1 cup of water or green tea.

    And

    1/2 cup blueberries, 1/2 banana, 1/4 cup of raw almonds, 1/4 cup of raw pumpkin seeds, 1 tablespoon of milled chia seed, 1 tablespoon of milled flaxseed, 1 cup of water or green tea.

    They're plant based and tho im not vegan or vegetarian, i like to get more protein from plants where i can (in addition to milk, eggs, meat, and fish)
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    Apr 30, 2014 10:38 PM GMT
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    I prefer mine grilled. Just be sure to remove the rattle first. Oh wait.....you said snake or shake? icon_redface.gif




    Ewww lol

    You know?, it actually looks good. . .
    I'll eat it as long as i think is meat, but too late!!
  • being_human

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    May 01, 2014 3:07 AM GMT
    nongmo said2 I like are:

    1 banana, 3/4 cup of cooked lentils


    cooked lentils in a shake? aha. thats a first
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    May 01, 2014 5:48 AM GMT
    being_human said
    nongmo said2 I like are:

    1 banana, 3/4 cup of cooked lentils


    cooked lentils in a shake? aha. thats a first


    Yup! High in protein and banana helps offset the taste.
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    May 01, 2014 9:14 AM GMT
    Don't agree with the raw whole oatmeal which is not digested easily and causes irritation in the bowels. Steel cut oatmeal is OK if soaked overnight and then boiled.

    I like almonds, watermelon, fresh ginger, frozen banana, coconut oil and/or coconut water, spinach, kale, add no extra sugars added like honey. It is already sweat enough.