Since I’m a fan of healthful shakes, my patients are always asking me for my favorite recipes. Everyone adds fruits and berries to their smoothies, but I have several secret ingredients that really rev up the power of my shakes.
I call this one the "Natural Physician Shake"—and it’s not only loaded with protein, but also essential fatty acids and healthful flora. It will boost your energy—and these ingredients also promote a lean body. Making a health shake is easy to do—you just need a blender.
You can drink this shake as an energy-boosting breakfast alternative... a great midafternoon snack... or as a before or after-workout drink.
Mix in a blender. Makes about two to three cups.
Mark A. Stengler, NMD, is a naturopathic medical doctor and leading authority on the practice of alternative and integrated medicine. Dr. Stengler is author of the Bottom Line Natural Healing newsletter, author of The Natural Physician’s Healing Therapies (Bottom Line Books), founder and medical director of the Stengler Center for Integrative Medicine in Encinitas, California, and adjunct associate clinical professor at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. www.DrStengler.com