Breakfast Power Shakes (Protein-Powder-Free and Nut-Free)
Summer is the perfect time for on-the-go breakfast power shakes, but using protein powder every day isn’t always the best practice. It’s more refined than we recommend for everyday use. We’d rather use whole foods such as whole-milk Greek yogurt or hemp seeds for our protein whenever possible. So, here are a couple of new power shakes without the protein powder. Let us know what you think!
TIP: Greek yogurt and cottage cheese are both quite high in protein. Not only will they add a rich and creamy texture to your protein shake (or soups, stews, etc.), but they can also add up to 17 grams of protein per serving!
Breakfast Bowls or Layered Grab-and-Go Breakfast Jars
If you have a bit more time to sit and eat, you can turn these power shakes into fun breakfast bowls by blending the liquid/smooth ingredients together and topping with whole berries and seeds. Alternately, layer the ingredients into a mason jar for a delicious grab-and-go breakfast option. Make the layered jar ahead and easily store it in the fridge until you are ready to eat it.
Add Variety to Your Power Shakes!
Eager to spice things up a bit? Swap one type of berry for another, add spices/herbs, or experiment with essential oils. For example, replace the blueberries in our Blueberry Cheesecake Power Shake with strawberries and a touch of basil. Or, try using a peach with a dash of cinnamon. Use flavors YOU love to make something delicious!
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Phase 2 Cherry Chocolate Power Shake (Protein-Powder-Free and Nut-Free)Chef Dawn Ludwig
- ½ cup frozen dark cherries
- ½ ripe banana
- ¾ cup whole milk or unsweetened soy milk
- ¾ cup plain whole-milk Greek yogurt, unsweetened
- ¼ tsp vanilla
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- Place all ingredients in a blender, then blend until smooth. Serve.
Nutrition (Per Serving)Fat: 38% Carbohydrates: 35% Protein: 27% Calories: 425
Phase 1 Blueberry Cheesecake Power Shake (Protein Powder-Free and Nut-Free)Chef dawn Ludwig
- ½ cup frozen blueberries, unsweetened
- ¾ cup whole-milk Greek yogurt, unsweetened
- ½ cup half and half
- 2 tbsp whole-milk cottage cheese
- ½ tsp vanilla
- ½ cup ice, optional for a thicker shake
- Place all ingredients in a blender, then blend until smooth.