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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Dr. Merrell’s Morning Shake






Start your day right with this healthy, fruity morning shake.

1 1/2 cups (375 mL) mixed frozen berries (or fresh cut pineapple or papaya*)
1 cup (250 mL) pineapple juice (or pomegranate or cherry juice)
1/2 cup (250 mL) water
3/4 cup (175 mL) unsweetened soy milk or rice milk (for soy allergies use whey or organic brown rice protein powder**)
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh ginger root, peeled and minced (or 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon or turmeric)
1 heaping tablespoon flax meal
1 teaspoon flax oil
1 tablespoon probiotic powder or liquid***

* Can cut pineapple or papaya ahead of time and store in airtight container or bag in fridge for up to three days.
** Combine 2 heaping tablespoons of powder with 1/2 cup water (use instead of soy milk).
*** Make sure it contains, at least, acidophilus and bifidophilus. Available in refrigerator section of most health food stores.
Combine all morning shake ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.

Serves: 2 

Nutritional information 193 calories
5.2 g total fat
0.6 g saturated fat
0.0 mg cholesterol
1.1 g monounsaturated fat
3.5 g polyunsaturated fat
33.3 g total carbohydrate
21.3 g sugars
4.1 dietary fibre
4.6 g protein
51.0 mg sodium

The Source by Woodson Merrell 
http://www.besthealthmag.ca/recipe/dr-merrell%E2%80%99s-morning-shake

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