I was thinking that you might enjoy my recipe for a peanut butter protein shake. Sometimes cooking up porridge or a fry up is a bit hot mess in the morning. It is nice to have a few non- meat/egg based meals as well as finding something that provides a whole lot of nutrition. It isn’t strictly paleo obviously as it does have peanut butter but you can always substitute almond butter if you like.
So here goes:
1 serving Vanilla Protein powder (I use usn diet fuel ultra lean but any should do)
2 TBSP peanut butter (natural is best)
2 TBSP chia seeds
Cinnamon to taste
Sweet and simple with no extra sugar added. The sweetness from the protein powder does the trick. I use a good bit of cinnamon….probably nearly a level teaspoon of it but it doesn’t overwhelm the rest.
Now let’s talk nutrition remembering this is based on used the usn diet fuel. Toal calories are 507. I know that sounds high but is a a very filling shake and not small either. The idea is to be a meal in itself. The protein is a whopping 40g per serving. Carbohydrates are 32 with 17.2 of it fiber which is nearly a whole day’s worth. Sugar is a measly 4.4g which is slightly under 1 tsp…almost nothing. Fat is 22.6 grams pretty well spread over the saturate, poly, and monounsaturated fats. The chia seeds even get you some omega 3. As for vitamins A and C, you get 30% of your daily needs. Over 60% of calcium RDA and 50% of your iron. It also packs a nice potassium punch of nearly 700mg while being low in sodium.
I sometimes substitute a bit of pbfit for the peanut butter. It is one of those powdered peanut butters that has had some fat removed. I am not worrying about fat but as it is easy to measure and pour into a shake or porridge rather than messing with the sticky peanut butter mess I have been giving it a go. It does a nice job.
Hopefully this recipe will be a nice breakfast or even lunch addition to your day. Enjoy!