I'm not really a breakfast eater, I could go for a few hours after I get up with nothing but a couple cups of coffee. However, I know that really isn't good for me. So I started thinking about what I could do to get some nourishment without having to eat much. I thought about having muffins ready, or something similar but it really isn't about making breakfast. It's that I really just don't feel like eating right away. Unlike my 18 year old son who has always thought he needed to eat immediately upon getting out of bed - like I'm going to starve if I don't have three bowls of cereal NOW! Not me.
I used to drink Carnation instant breakfasts years and years ago and more recently I drank a healthier version of that type of shake, but those have so many unwanted ingredients in them that I just don't want to consume those anymore. So I decided it was time to come up with my own Trim Healthy Mama version.
I wanted something I could mix up in a shaker bottle without needing a blender and that had enough protein in it to keep me nourished for awhile - until I was ready to eat.
Introducing the Healthy Instant Breakfast Shake:
Combine the following in a shaker bottle (with the little wire ball thing inside)
8 oz unsweetened almond milk
2 tsp integral collagen
1 scoop Trim Healthy Mama protein powder (my absolute favorite protein powder)
pinch of sea salt
1/4 tsp lecithin
1 doonk stevia, I use Trim Healthy Mama brand
Then shake, shake, shake and enjoy!
I estimate this has about 25g of protein and it is an FP for THM followers.
You could use water but I really like the creaminess and flavor the almond milk gives plus a few extra nutrition benefits.
I've found that I can have one of these and not be hungry until lunch time, although I don't think it would be wise to do that every day. You can also pair this with some fruit for a THM E meal. Or add it to an S meal that is light on protein.
I'm still experimenting with other flavors such as chocolate, peanut butter and caramel. I like it just the way it is, but I know others would like flavor options. If you experiment with flavors, please comment below and let us know what works for you!
To make it super easy, mix up several containers of the dry ingredients ahead of time and they will be ready to just add to the almond milk and go!
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