For some time now, it’s always been hard finding the perfect way to start my morning off. Some days I just went with coffee, some I’d go with a bowl of oatmeal and others I’d just have a banana as I ran off to my busy day.
If you’re anything like me, finding the right thing to have in the morning can be a little bit of a challenge. It’s sort of an after thought for me. This past year, I really took it upon myself to change that — especially since I moved to the great ol’ Pacific Northwest. My boyfriend had been telling me for some time to try out Shakeology and finally I decided, why not!
I quickly started to notice that Shakeology always made me feel energized, alert and put me in a good mood. Initially, I would do the usual milk/water with my shake. But the best thing about having a shake is that you can really make it your own. I’ve gathered three of my favorites to give you some inspiration next time you’re making a shake. The best thing about it is you can get creative with fruits, types of milk and veggies.
Personally I use lactaid since I’m lactose intolerant and also have a nut allergy. I noticed a lot of recipes supplement almond milk but I typically use Lactaid, soy milk or flax milk. You can also get the Vegan version of Shakeology!
For the pomegranate lover:
The Pom Razzmatazz
- 1 serving of chocolate Shakeology
- 1 cup of Pomegranate juice
- 1/2 cup of raspberries
For the sweet and nutty lover:
Peanut Butter and Strawberry Jelly
- 1 serving of vanilla Shakeology
- 1/2 cup of 2% milk
- 1/2 cup of water
- 4 frozen strawberries
- 2 tsp of peanut butter
For the coffee lover:
The Coffee Ice Cream
- 1 serving of caffe latte Shakeology
- 1/2 cup of Lactaid milk
- 6 ice cubes
- 3/4 of a banana
- 1 tablespoon of peanut butter
My absolute favorite one was the Coffee Ice Cream flavor. It is seriously the best one ever! It made me think of an iced coffee with whipped cream. It’s THAT good. I made the second one for my boyfriend since I cannot have strawberries but I know many of you out there love them! This one also included regular milk. He said it was the perfect combo of nutty and fruity. The best of both worlds.
What kind of shakes do you love to make?