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Make a Healthy, Easy Breakfast With These 3 Shake Recipes

By August 21, 2016Recipes
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I love my morning protein shakes. I love that I can start off my day with quality nutrition that is not only fast and easy to make, but also portable, so I can drink it on my morning commute.

Every morning, I simply combine two scoops of my favorite protein powder, one scoop of fiber, and ten to twelve ounces of water in a shaker, shake like crazy, and then drink over ice. But if you’re looking for a break from these “prison-style” shakes (as my husband likes to call them), check out my three favorite go-to recipes below.

These shake recipes will not only add nutrition and tons of flavor to your morning, but will also help you feel fuller for longer. With three great recipe options, all that’s left to do is pick your favorite and start shaking up your morning shake routine!

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Note: Some of these are more WLC compliant than others, and some may work best for you as healthier alternatives to junk when it comes to having a treat. Consider your goals and whether you are in-game or between-game when adapting these recipes.

Chocolate-Banana-Almond Butter Protein Shake

While the name of the shake could use some improvement, this recipe just doesn’t get any better. This super-rich shake will add potassium, healthy fats, and protein to your breakfast and still comes in under 350 calories.
Category Beverage, Breakfast, Snack
Compliance Level Kickstart, Lifestyle
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Author Jessie Holder

Ingredients

  • 2 scoops chocolate protein powder you can mix some cacao with your unsweetened whey protein
  • 1 scoop fiber see notes below
  • 6-8 ounces unsweetened almond milk
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 1 tablespoon natural organic almond butter
  • 1/2 frozen banana

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender or NutriBullet and pulse until fully blended.
  2. Add water or almond milk until you reach desired consistency.

Recipe Notes

Not a fan of almond butter? Try adding 2 tablespoons of PB2 (powdered peanut butter) instead for a great peanut butter flavor that boasts 5 grams of protein, less than 2 grams of fat, and comes in at under one-third of the calories of traditional peanut butter. Do be aware of PB2's ingredients, though — it does contain sugar.

For fiber, I use Arbonne’s Fiber Boost, but you can use any unsweetened and unflavored fiber supplement

Chocolate-Covered Blueberry Protein Shake

My friend Lauren introduced me to this shake at an Arbonne party and I fell in love immediately. This recipe uses frozen fruit instead of ice, so the shake is cold but not icy or watered down. This recipe in rich in antioxidants and flavor.

Category Beverage, Breakfast, Snack
Compliance Level Kickstart, Lifestyle
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Author Jessie Holder

Ingredients

  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 scoop fiber
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup frozen organic blueberries

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender or NutriBullet and pulse until fully blended.
  2. Add water or almond milk until you reach desired consistency.

Recipe Notes

For a stronger berry flavor, try using frozen mixed berries that include blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries.

Pumpkin Spice Protein Shakes

What better way to bring in the fall than with a festive pumpkin spice protein shake? This shake is creamy, delicious, and a healthy way to enjoy everyone’s favorite autumn flavors.
Category Beverage, Breakfast, Snack
Compliance Level Kickstart, Lifestyle
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Author Jessie Holder

Ingredients

  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • 1 scoop fiber
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice make your own by mixing cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon stevia optional
  • 6-8 ounces unsweetened almond milk
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree not pumpkin pie filling

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender or NutriBullet and pulse until fully blended.
  2. Add water or almond milk until you reach desired consistency.

Recipe Notes

Not a fan of pumpkin? Leave it out and the shake will resemble the flavors of a chai tea latte!

Note: These recipes can be made compliant for any level depending on your ingredients. Be very aware of what is in your protein powder and fiber supplements and compare it to your food list. Remember that whey protein is allowed on Kickstart and Lifestyle, but not on Performance.

Jessie Holder
Jessie is a club and high school volleyball coach, Level 1 RKC Certified Kettlebell Instructor, personal trainer, and mother of three. Her love of sports and fitness started when she was very young, having grown up in an athletic family.

While playing collegiate volleyball at San Jose State, she developed a love for the weight room and specifically kettlebells. As an instructor, she incorporates kettlebells and strength training to help her clients reach their fitness goals. She is also entering her thirteenth year as a head coach for a local volleyball club. She has had the pleasure of passing on her knowledge to hundreds of young athletes, some of whom have gone on to play in college.

When she is not coaching or personal training, she is dedicated to raising her kids to live healthful lives. Her goal is to encourage and inspire moms out there who are also trying to juggle life, work, and motherhood while maintaining all-around health and wellness.

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