Simple, Nutritious And Delicious Avocado Protein Shake.

Well, the title says it all and it is true. This is perfect for breakfast on the go, when you just couldn’t get out of bed in time (like me today) to make yourself a proper breakfast. As usual, this recipe allows variation. For instance, the protein can be of any flavour and you can use any kind of milk instead of coconut water. Avocado is the key ingredient here – it adds texture and nutrition to the shake – the rest is customisable. The end result is a tasty shake full of healthy fats and amino acids – perfect way to start the day or as a post-workout drink.

Ingredients for 1 large or two regular shakes:

  • 1 large ripe avocado
  • One scoop/sachet of protein of your choice
  • About 300ml of pure unsweetened coconut water
  1. Place roughly sliced avocado in blender together with protein and half of liquids. Process until smooth.
  2. Pour into shaker, add the rest of the liquids and shake well.
  3. Let it sit for a minute, then share it with someone or enjoy it all by yourself.

N.B. The amount of liquids depend on how thick you like your shake to be. 300ml used here makes for a relatively thick drink, so if you like it thinner add more liquids at the end. Also, add one teaspoon of honey for taste if using natural protein. See below.

A note on protein. In this recipe I used vegan chocolate protein from Sun Warrior. It is made from sprouted brown rice with added natural cocoa and sweetened with stevia. I highly recommend this protein for vegans as it is by far the best tasting and the cleanest plant protein that I have tried.

Otherwise, I would recommend to use natural whey protein in this shake. I am not a fan of sports proteins since they are full of sugar. There is only one that I have found so far that is clean – 100% Whey from Optimum Nutrition. I’ve used it in many recipes and it is, in my humble opinion, the best one on the market. At least until I find something better.

There is a very good natural and unsweetened whey powder available from Pulsin and The Good Whey Co. The latter company also does natural whey in different flavours and just like the above mentioned Optimum Nutrition they use sucralose instead of corn syrup or aspartame. So choose your protein wisely.

This recipe is suitable for those who are looking after their blood sugar levels as part of low carb diet. Suitable for vegans if using vegan protein, and for fitness related “clean” eating.

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