Making Your Shakes Fun and Delicious

Background information on why we need absorbable protein:

Proper protein intake is the most common problem that I see with people, and it leads to such a lot of problems, since it is literally the building block of life.  The body needs available protein to build and repair tissue, and to produce enzymes and hormones, and it helps blood carry oxygen through the body.  Protein is a macronutrient, which means that the body needs relatively large amounts of it.

The Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences states that our daily protein requirements should be 10-35% of our total caloric intake.  If you lack protein, you can lose muscle mass, decrease immunity and weaken the heart and respiratory system.  Protein also helps manage hunger because when it is absorbed (easily when it’s a powder), it sends a signal to the brain to decrease the feeling of hunger.

Protein helps maintain and build muscle, and that raises metabolism which burns fat – more and more important as we age.  Protein also helps keep blood sugar and insulin levels even, avoiding the spikes and dips from eating simple sugars without adequate protein.

Soybeans, nuts and whole grains provide protein without much saturated fat and offer plenty of healthful fiber and micronutrients.

(This information is drawn from David Heber, M.D., Ph.D., his article Protein 101.)

The fun!

Experiment with our protein shake recipes and you’ll be surprised at how you’ll look forward to your next one and get healthier every day.  I thought I’d share some recipes with you – there’s got to be one or two here to keep you coming back for more!  Place all ingredients in the blender and mix thoroughly until the ice cubes are completely crushed.  Ice cubes are optional.

You might want to start with less Formula 3, or none at all, when you begin with your shake-making and add more to taste each time for your protein needs.  Also, don’t be a slave to these recipes, they’re only meant to be an inspiration to your own creativity.   Or if you want to stay with one or two really simple combinations for over 22 years like I have, then you can do that too!

 

Chocolate Raspberry

2 scoops Dutch Chocolate Formula 1 Nutritional Shake Mix

2 tablespoons Formula 3 Personalized Protein Powder

1 cup plain soy milk or nonfat milk

1 cup frozed raspberries

1/8 teaspoon orange extract

4 ice cubes ………285 calories, 2.9 grams fat, 39 grams of healthy carbohydrates

 

Strawberry Parfait

2 scoops French Vanilla Formula 1 Nutritional Shake Mix

3 tablespoons Formula 3 Personalized Protein Powder

1  6-ounce carton strawberry-flavored fat-free yogurt

1 cup strawberries

4 ice cubes          248 calories,  27.3 grams of protein, 1.6 grams of fat, 39 grams carbohydrates

 

Chocolate Strawberry

2 scoops Dutch Chocolate Formula 1 Nutritional Shake Mix

2 tablespoons Formula 3 Personalized Protein Powder

1 cup plain soy milk or nonfat milk

1 cup frozen strawberries

few drops vanilla extract

4 ice cubes               270 Calories, 27.3 grams protein, 2.9 grams fat, 35 grams carbohydrates

 

Very Berry

2 scoops French Vanilla

2 tablespoons Formula 3

1/3 cup nonfat dry milk powder

1 cup low-calorie cranberry juice

1 cup frozen mixed berries

few drops vanilla extract

4 ice cubes    318 calories, 28.3 grams protein, 2.7 grams fat, 40 grams carbohydrates
Blueberry Cranberry

2. scoops French Vanilla

2 tablespoons Formula 3

1/3 nonfat dry milk

1/2 low-calorie cranberry juice

1/2 cup frozen blueberries

few drops orange extract

4 ice cubes    348 calories, 27.3 grams protein, 2.7 grams fat, 45 grams carbohydrates
Orange Mango

2 scoops French Vanilla Formula 1

2 tablespoons Formula 3

1 cup plain soy milk or nonfat milk

1/2 cup fozen mango chunks

1/2  cup canned mandarin oranges, drained

4 ice cubes        328 calories, 27.3 grams, 2.2 grams fat, 48 grams carbohydrates
Pineapple Orange Coconut

2 scoops French Vanilla Formula 1

2 tablespoons Formula 3

1 cup plain soy milk or nonfat milk

1 cup forzen pineapple chunks

1/8 teaspoon coconut extract

1/4 teaspoon orange extract

4 ice cubes      303 calories, 27.3 grams protein, 2.7 grams fat, 45 grams good carbohydrates
Apple Pie

2 scoops French Vanilla

2 tablespoons Formula 3

1 cup plain soy milk or nonfat milk

1 cup frozen apple slices

few dashes each cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

4 ice cubes     308 calories, 27.3 grams protein, 2.7 grams fat, 47 grams healthy carbohydrates

 

Banana Bread

2 scoops French Vanilla

2 tablespoons Formula 3

1 cup plain soy milk or nonfat milk

1/2 very ripe banana

1/8 teaspoon black-walnut flavoring

few drops vanilla extract

1 dash cinnamon

4 ice cubes        278 calories, 27.3 grams protein, 2.7 grams fat, 27 grams carbohydrates

 

Peach Almond

2 scoops French Vanilla

2 tablespoons Formula 3

1 cup plain soy milk or nonfat milk

1 cup frozen peach slices

few dashes ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon almond extract

4 ice cubes        268 calories, 27.3 grams,  2.7 grams fat, 36 grams carbohydrates
Cafe Mocha

2 scoops Dutch Chocolate Formula 1

2 tablespoons Formula 3

1 cup plain soy milk or nonfat milk

1/2 medium banana

2 teaspoons instant-coffee crystals

1 dash cinnamon

4 ice cubes      280 calories, 27.3 grams protein,  2.4 grams fat, 38 grams carbohydrates

 

Children absolutely love these shakes.  My kids used to share them with their friends when they came to the house – and it was healthier and less mess than anything else they could have offered them.  I also knew that the shake would tide them over longer!

 

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About Margo

Margo Linder has over 24 years experience helping clients (http://betterhealth-fast.com) gain better health with her products. She is a busy mother of ten (19 - 39) and grandmother of seventeen, who enjoys reading, sewing painting and interior design. Margo writes as if passing on bits of information to her very large family of children, their spouses and grandchildren - and anyone else who might be listening. She will explore how small life changes (tweaks) will make a huge difference to enjoyment of life and general well-being. The World Health Organization defines health in terms of complete physical, social and mental/psychological well-being. So this is about the "whole" person. She emphasizes that she is not a health professional or scientist, but offers food-for-thought from life experience, her health business and their scientists, her own research and common sense.
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