- Food and Cooking»
- Dietary Restrictions»
- Dietary Restrictions for Health
The Perfect Breakfast Shake to Control Blood Sugar and Give You Energy
I've suffered with blood sugar problems for years, mainly reactive hypoglycemia. However, in this time I've developed some great ways of controlling my blood sugar with supplements, recipes and exercise. Today I live virtually symptom free and stay very active.
Today I want to share with you one of my recipes for a shake I call the “Rhino” (named after, well, me, Ryan). I drink this shake EVERY single morning, and when I tell you about it you will think that I’m blowing smoke, but everything I say about it is true because of it’s ingredients.
The Rhino is very yummy to say the least, packed with antioxidants, omega 3s, protein, complex carbohydrates and fiber. This shake will give you energy, maintain your blood sugar and keep you from crashing. So, how do you make it? What’s in it?
Well here is what you will need to make the perfect Rhino shake:
½ cup of unsweetened, vanilla almond milk
¼ cup of raw, plain oatmeal
1 tbsp of natural peanut butter
1 tbsp of organic chia seed
1 scoop of organic, brown rice protein
1 quarter to half cup of water (Depends on how thick you want your shake to be.)
Next, you of course want to blend all of the above together thoroughly and drink up!
Why is this shake so great for you?
Almond Milk has the consistency of regular milk, but without the lactose, calories and sugar of regular milk.
Oatmeal is a slow burning carbohydrate that is loaded with fiber. Great for you!
Organic Peanut Butter or PB2 (see below)
Peanut butter has good fat that helps to control and keep blood sugar from spiking.
THIS is the secret ingredient in the Rhino. Chia seed is packed with antioxidants, fiber, omega 3s and 20% of the seed is protein. It’s also is GREAT at controlling blood sugar and the human body can actually be sustained on just one tbsp of chia for up to 24 hours. So see, chia seed is not just great for making little garden friends.
Organic Brown Rice Protein
Whey protein can often cause bloating and cause allergies believe it or not (research it). Organic brown rice protein not only tastes great, but is better for you.