A Delicious Chocolate/SunButter Protein Shake Recipe

"What do you eat for a snack when you really want a treat?"

I admit, I LOVE sugar like the rest of the carbaddicts out there. Because of my LOVE of sugar, I need to be very careful what I consume for my "treats/snacks". Over the years, I have made thousands of shakes. Here is one recipe which I love for the following reasons:

  1. Tastes great!
  2. Low cab - approx. 7 total carbs
  3. Tastes geat!
  4. High in fat and protein - approx. 30g protein, 30g fat (which will fill your satiety).
  5. It's delicious!

Here's the Recipe!

  • 1-2 cups of Almond Milk (30% of daily recommended amount of calcium, 25% of recommended Vitamin D, 50% of Vitamin E which is essential for your skin's health, and is lactose free) or Coconut Milk (highly nutritious and rich in fiber, vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6 and minerals including iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous, high in Lauric Acid which is converted in the body into a highly beneficial compound called monolaurin, an antiviral and antibacterial that destroys a wide variety of disease causing organisms)
  • 2 TB of Heavy Whipping Cream (12 g fat, 0.6g protein, and 0.8 carbs)
  • 1-2 scoops of Life Time Grass Fed Whey Protein Chocolate Powder (2.5 g fat, 22g of protein, 4 carbs) Life Time's protein powder is pharmaceutical grade to ensure quality and what you want is what you will get. It is also from antibiotic free cows so you are investing in a high quality Whey protein.
  • 1 TB of Natural SunButter (16g of fat, 7g protein, 3 carbs) Approx 40% of the population has an unknown intolerance to Peanut Butter which will cause inflammation. Sunbutter is packed full of Vitamin E (which is antiinflammatory) and Fiber.
  • 1-3tsp of ground flaxseed (high in Omega-3 fatty acids, Lignans - which have both plant estrogen and antioxidant qualities, Fiber - both soluble and insoluble) and most importantly, it's tasteless!
  • 1 packet of Stevia (studies showing it helps improve function of the hormone insulin, helping to lower blood sugar levels, especially for individuals with Type 2 diabetes).
  • 1 scoop of Glutamine (Glutamine is the most abundant free amino acid in the body.
  • Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. Glutamine is produced in the muscles and is distributed by the blood to the organs that need it. Glutamine helps gut function, the immune system, and other essential processes in the body, especially in times of stress)
  • Ice - as much as needed!

The ultimate taste testers are my children (6 year old, 3 year old, and 18 month old) who love it! They will not consume something that they don't like. When I make my shake, my 18 month old will stop whatever she is doing and start her sign language of please, while saying, "soothiee, pweese". If my kids love it, I know you will love it!

Written by Coach Z