My Favorite Breakfast Shake

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Okay, it’s my only breakfast shake (and yes, I’ll well aware that some folks prefer the word “smoothie” nowadays), but it’s one that’s served me extremely well for some time now.

Here’s the Recipe:

1 cup (8 fluid ounces) of non-fat milk.

My preference is Fairlife Ultra-Filtered Fat Free Milk as it’s higher in protein, lower in calories, fuller bodied, and better tasting than other brands I’ve used, and it’s lactose free.

1 scoop of high protein meal replacement shake powder.

I use SlimFast High Protein Meal Replacement Shake Powder, Creamy Chocolate or SlimFast High Protein Meal Replacement Shake Powder, Vanilla Cream, both of which are available on Amazon (I rotate between the two).

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Note: By scoop here, I’m referring to the one that comes with it.

1 teaspoon of malted milk powder.

I use Carnation Malted Milk, Original, which is available on Amazon.

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1 teaspoon of safflower oil.

I use Hollywood Safflower Oil, which is available on Amazon.

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1/2 cup of frozen fruit.

I rotate between these five frozen fruits, which I buy at a local grocery store:

  • Sweet dark cherries, pitted.
  • Sliced strawberries.
  • Blueberries.
  • Chunked pineapple.
  • Mixed fruit (pineapple, strawberries, mango, peaches).

Note: No special magic to these, they’re just ones I like.

Two days a week, I substitute one tablespoon of powdered peanut butter for the frozen fruit.

I use PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter, which is available on Amazon.

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2 ice cubes.

I use five ice cubes instead of two on the days I substitute the powdered peanut butter for the frozen fruit.

Directions

Put all ingredients in a blender, mix until smooth, and enjoy!

It’s quick, it’s easy, it’s tasty, it’s low in calories (less than 300), and it’s nutritious (25 grams of protein, 5 grams of fiber, and 23 vitamins and minerals).

Who can ask for more?

Note: I use a simple Oster ten-speed blender, similar to this one on Amazon, to make my shakes in. Nothing fancy!

In Case You’re Wondering

Because I would be …

This is my shake schedule (SlimFast High Protein Meal Replacement Shake Powder flavor with fruit or powdered peanut butter):

  • Monday: Creamy Chocolate with sweet dark cherries, pitted.
  • Tuesday: Vanilla Cream with blueberries.
  • Wednesday: Creamy Chocolate with sliced strawberries.
  • Thursday: Vanilla Cream with chunked pineapple.
  • Friday: Creamy Chocolate with peanut butter powder.
  • Saturday: Vanilla Cream with mixed fruit (pineapple, strawberries, mango, peaches).
  • Sunday: Creamy Chocolate with peanut butter powder.

Note: No special magic here either, it’s just a schedule I like and that works for me.

That’s it …

That’s my favorite breakfast shake, and, as I said, it’s one that’s served me extremely well for some time now.

Be the Way …

For many years (some nineteen or twenty years, come to think about it), I followed the “no-breakfast plan” as advocated by Wallace D. Wattles in this writings and thrived on it (Wallace D. Wattles is best known for his book The Science if Getting Rich, which was first published in 1910).

However, for much the same reason Elizabeth Towne, Mr. Wattles’ primary publisher, and her husband did (see quote below), I gave it up near the end of 2017 in favor of this “very light breakfast,” my favorite breakfast shake (see recipe above).

Mr. Towne and I lived according to the no-breakfast plan for over twelve years. We gave it up some two years ago in favor of a very light breakfast – a cup of coffee, one or two whole wheat germs and an orange or stewed fruit. We find that a very light breakfast enables us to command our mental energies promptly every morning, whereas with no breakfast we were sometimes slow getting started. We have come to the conclusion that it is better to eat less and eat it three times a day. Of course where one has some digestive trouble the no-breakfast plan will often prove a great help. But for the ordinary individual who is fairly active we believe in the morning – “sparker” – and two additional meals a day and advise you to take Mr. Wattle’s advice, on this one point, with a grain of salt!

Elizabeth Towne, The Personal Power Course by Wallace D. Wattles (published posthumously in 1922).

Note: Invented by Edward H. Dewey, the “no-breakfast plan” was popular in the early 20th century. It’s basic concept, nowadays, is often referred to as “intermittent fasting.”

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