By Jo Cooper
Unless you’ve been asleep for a decade, you know Food As Medicine faculty member and CMBM Board Member Mark Hyman, MD, is on a crusade to revolutionize American health. In his latest book, The Blood Sugar Solution Cookbook, he makes it easy to satisfy our dual desire for healthy AND flavorful food using simple approaches that work for even the busiest people. Join him in the kitchen as he shows us how quickly you can prepare a delicious power-packed protein shake for a busy day — and one for your mom, too. (Awwww — so sweet, Mark!).
Whole Food Protein Shake
This shake will power you through the hardest and longest of days. It is 100% whole, fresh, real
food, with a spotlight on healthy fats and potent antioxidants from the blueberries.
Prep time: 5 minutes
1 cup frozen blueberries
2 tablespoons almond butter
2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
2 tablespoons chia seeds
2 tablespoons hemp seeds
3 Brazil nuts
1 large banana
1 tablespoon extra-virgin coconut oil
½ cup unsweetened almond milk
1 cup water
Combine all of the ingredients in a blender. Blend on high speed until smooth, about 2 minutes.
If the shake is too thick, add more water until you reach a thick but drinkable consistency. Serve
Nutritional Analysis: per Serving (1 cup): calories 377, fat 17 g, saturated fat 3 g,
Cholesterol 0 mg, fiber 14 g, protein 12 g, carbohydrate 47 g, sodium 129 mg