A morning shake is the quickest way to get the nutrition I need without making another mess in the kitchen or if on the road, we don’t have a kitchen… For those of you who know me the kitchen is not my favorite room in the house anyway (I joke often about how the best things I make in the kitchen are reservations). Maybe that is why we travel so well?
Although over the past year I have gotten much better at preparing smaller healthier meals or sharing a meal while traveling (to control my weight). I still have not embraced the passion that most people enjoy in creating meals in the kitchen. That being said a morning shake or a protein replacement shake during the day (or while on the road) has been a perfect solution to provide us with it the proper nutrition and a satisfying meal.
This is what my morning routine will typically include and of course you can alter or add anything you like to make it more enjoyable. I’m a huge fan of chocolate, so chocolate shakes tend to be my base or foundation for most of my shakes. Although I have tried other flavors and there are many available, chocolate seems to satisfy me the most and it indulges my cravings for a more solid option or a chocolate bar.
So this is what this morning looks like:
– Premier Protein Chocolate 30g 160 calories
– Beet powder for Iron
– TerraGreens for daily dose of V&G
– Collagen for skin and joints
– OnGuard to keep me healthy
– Celery Seed oil for digestive support
– Lime oil for cleansing and so much more
OnGuard – As one of doTERRA’s most popular oils, doTERRA On Guard is a powerful proprietary blend that supports healthy immune function when used internally* and contains cleansing properties. It adds a spicy flavor to Shakes, or dishes.
Celery Seed – Sourced from the celery plant, Celery Seed essential oil improves digestion when taken internally.*
Lime – Lime provides cleansing benefits when taken internally or used topically—making it the perfect oil for purifying skin and surfaces.*
TerraGreens – doTERRA TerraGreens is a proprietary blend of whole food fruits and vegetables combined with superfruits and doTERRA CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils.
Great Lakes Collegan – this is a locally produced product for me, but they are available everywhere. In lieu of the healthy bone broth and collegan we no longer get in our diets, this is a wonderful source to provide support for healthy joints, skin, hair and nails.. These also come in small pre-packaged travel size packets! Handy!!
Premier Protein Shakes – these are very taste and are high in Protein, have a good caloric and sugars count as well.
Beets are wonderful for energy and stamina without the need for caffeine! However these are also a great source of iron and are heart healthy and help support a healthy blood pressure and circulation. …not to mention they add a pretty color to your shake and added to a glass of carrot juice make a delicious taste treat.
These shake options are endless, and are very satisfying, so if you’re open to trying different ingredients you will never get bored!
Open Road Essential because:
- You don’t even need a blender!! You can use a handy shaker cup combined your options and get your morning exercises in while shaking together your ingredients!! Win, Win!! … comes in handy when you are traveling or on the road!
- Easy to travel with too! They are great cold, but don’t need to be refrigerated until after opened. You can buy them in most grocery stores, Walmart, or we get ours in bulk at Costco.
- Use your shaker cup, add ice at a roadside truck stop and a few other choice ingredients… and shake, shake, shake!!
Some additional ingredients you might want to consider adding to your morning shake:
- 1tsp instant coffee
- Lemon Essential Oil
- Turmeric Essential Oil
- Sugar Free Carmel flavor
- Premier Protein Clear drinks
- Grapefruit Essential Oil
- Slim and Sassy Essential Oil
- Spearmint Essential Oil
- Wild Orange Essential Oil
**Important don’t consider the use of essential oils as a flavor additive. Adding these trusted and pure essential oils to your shake are for healthy cells and support to your body. 1-2 drops is all that is required!! Remember, a little goes a long way.
Would you like to learn more about the use of essential oils to support your health?