Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Banana Blueberry Whey Shake(Protein rich power breakfast)

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Being a vegetarian, I am always for the look out for good protein sources especially for my kids. Because protein is an essential building block for the body and  growing children do need quality sources of protein in their every day meal. I plan my kids breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack in such a way that there is some protein source in each one of them. I rely on legumes, nuts, coconuts, fruits like avocado, raw unprocessed dairy for my protein sources.

Even with all this planning, morning breakfast is a real challenge. To have some thing filling, fast as well as nutritious on the go especially for the kids. I am sure lot of people who read this face the same problem as me. So I rely on protein supplements like whey protein and brown rice protein to have a power packed breakfast.  I would like to hear suggestions from you all on how you are fortifying your food with protein and what is your best suggested protein source/supplement (Of course a vegetarian source).

Preparation Time – 5 Minutes

Cooking Time – Nil

Serves – 1

Ingredients

Raw Milk – 1 Cup ( 8 oz)

Banana – 4 slices (3-4 small slices are enough otherwise you will have a thick smoothie instead of a shake)

Blueberries – Handful

Whey protein powder – 2 scoops

Xylitol – 1 Tsp or to taste

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Method

Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend till smooth and enjoy.

Note – Brown rice protein and hemp protein are vegan protein and brown rice protein tastes ok and hemp protein you have to get used to the taste. You can add few fruits, coconut milk, brown rice protein and xylitol and come up with a great smoothie. Hemp protein I find tastes better with green smoothies(non sweet) ones like spinach, yogurt, salt and lemon juice. Whey protein with raw milk and fruits tastes more like a milk shake than a protein drink and is the best tasting of all the three. But when you buy whey protein make sure the source is from grass fed organic milk, the protein is cold processed and is a whey protein concentrate and not an isolate.

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Events
Sending this to Zesty Palette’s New You Series 3 hosted by Vardhini.

Sending this to Kids delight some thing sweet by Kavitha an event started by Srivalli.

Going to Fast food no Fat food hosted by Priya Sreeram an event started by Priya Mahadevan .

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41 comments:

simply.food said...

Very healthy and delicious.

Priya said...

Incredible shake, simply makes me drool..

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Healthy and delicious shake...Nice info too..

faseela said...

healthy n refreshing drink..........superb combo

maha said...

healthy and delicious...loved it.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Sounds to be a really healthy one. Nice recipe. Delish!!!YUM!!!

Vidhya said...

This looks healthy and delicious.A great way to start the day.

Hema said...

Love the shake and like the info about protein, try soy milk, almond milk and soy products..

Anu said...

Sounds very healthy

sangee vijay said...

very healthy and delicious shake...Nice recipe dear !!

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anthony stemke said...

I like whey protein an hour or more after a workout, but it is good for vegetarians' breakfast if it is allowed by they, or can use almond milk.
I think it is the best protein source in the morning.
A great vegetable for protein is edamame (young fresh soybeans). You could mix it with fresh peas to get kids introduced, provided they already like peas Just note that the edamame needs to cook a couple minutes more than peas. I'm not vegetarian but love edamame, use it in salads.

Julie said...

lovely shake using whey..will try this,tempting clicks!!

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Aarthi said...

I would love to give this a try..It looks awesome..Bookmarked it Dear..

Aarthi
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Hamaree Rasoi said...

The shake looks so delicious and healthy.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

SouthIndianHome said...

Delicious and healthy shake
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Sobha Shyam said...

very interesting and healthy drink..

Miriam said...

That shake looks like the perfect breakfast!! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

Priya Sreeram said...

i agree with you protein packed breakfast is something I strive to give my kids & some ideas I play around is whole wheat toasts with peanut butter, museli with milk, scrambled eggs or sunny side-up (provided u r a eggetarian), oats cooked in soy milk and our very own adai (lentil & rice pancakes) not to mention smoothies; loved this combo of protein shake and thx for linking it to my event !

Vardhini said...

Truly delicious and healthy Sadhana. Thx for linking to the event.

Sravs said...

healthy and delicious !!

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Vimitha Anand said...

I have some whey protein at home. Would love to try this. Nice refreshing drink.

Kaveri said...

A very healthy and protein packed breakfast option..

Madhuram said...

Hi Sadhana, I too was looking around for getting some good whey protein and stumbled on Dr.Mercola's. It's good to know that somebody I know is already using it. But are you sure that kids can have it too? I'm hoping that this smoothie is for adults because I don't think that kids really need so much protein (32gms for 2 scoops). Maybe be 1/2 a scoop should be fine for kids, which is around 8gms.

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Thanks all for your nice comments. Hema, Anthony, Priya thanks for your suggestions.
Madhuram, the protein in take varies based on the weight and age. My elder one is in his preteen and between 12-18 is the age for maximum growth and at least 1 gm per kg of body weight is required. I make sure the morning breakfast is really protein rich because that will keep you energetic through out the day. Also he works out in the morning and 2 scoops of whey protein contains 19g of protein which I think is good enough post work out.

Anjali Bapna Shukla said...

What a proteiny healthy idea!! :)

Archana said...

Wow this looks yummy. Am I correct in assuming that this whey is available in powder form in tins?
Where do you get it?

Madhuram said...

That's so true about the age and weight and having it as a post work out meal. I didn't know that you had a tween. Being a mom of a 6 year old and a 15 month old, I tend to think that all kids are that age. Silly me! Also I was seeing the label for the Original Miracle Whey, which has 32gms for 2 scoops. Thanks for the clarification Sadhana.

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

that looks so nutritious & filling... one power packed drink

Jay said...

oh..my...wat a tasty treat..;)
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maha said...

healthy n tastydrink..........superb combo

Kavi said...

Thanks so much for linking this dish to Kid's Delight - Something Sweet Sadhana. :) Would love to have more entries from you! :D
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Now Serving said...

That looks like an amazing drink - I should whip one up before my workout - bookmarking to try!

Gopika Ram said...

woww.. thats yummy... and healthy ..

SouthIndianHome said...

Nice recipe for kids. Will surely try this

Swathi Iyer said...

Delicious energy drink, best way to start the day.

hemalata said...

Delicious n healthy drink,looks so yummy.

Heli said...

Hi
This is Heli

I really like this.. and having the common interest, I would love to see you on
http://heli-madaboutfood.blogspot.in/

Gopika Ram said...

Would love to invite you to the Veggie/Fruit a Month Event.. Do drop by make a contribution.. Would love to have you :)

http://thekitchenaffaire.blogspot.com/2012/02/announcing-veggiefruit-month-event.html

Ramya said...

loved the flavours in your protein shake..yumm...

DV said...

Addition of whey protein pdr to shakes is a wonderful idea! i'm gonna incorporate this in my kitchen too... :-)

How To Get A Six Pack In A Month said...

This kind of shake I think is the best post work out protein shake that I should get to try. It looks delicious. Banana is rich in potassium while blueberry is rich in vitamin C. Both of them can also be a good source of protein. I'm going to make my own shake soon.

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