Recipe: Ultra Shake

Rich in protein and nutrients, it keeps your blood sugar stable

This shake provides all of the essential protein, omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, antioxidants and phytonutrients you need. It will balance your blood sugar and help you maintain a healthy blood sugar level throughout the day.

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Ingredients

2 scoops pea protein powder
1 tablespoon flaxseed and borage oil
2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
1/2 cup frozen or fresh non-citrus, low-glycemic fruit (such as blueberries, blackberries, cherries or raspberries)
6 ounces filtered water
1 tablespoon nut butter (almond, macadamia, cashew, pecan or sunflower seed) or 1/4 cup nuts (such as almonds, walnuts, pecans, cashews or any combination), soaked in water overnight
1 handful of ice (if not using frozen fruit)

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Blend on high-speed until smooth, about 2 minutes.
  3. If the shake is too thick, add more water until you reach a desired consistency.
  4. Pour smoothie into your favorite glass, and enjoy!

Nutrition information

Makes one 1-cup serving 

Per serving:

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Calories 377
Fat 17g
Saturated fat 3g
Cholesterol 0mg
Fiber 14g
Protein 12g
Carbohydrate 47g
Sodium 129mg

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Mark Hyman, MD

Mark Hyman, MD, is Director for the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, Chairman of the Institute for Functional Medicine and founder of The UltraWellness Center.
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