The name says it all! This shake is simply the most satisfying, energizing and uplifting glass of goodness you could ever put in your body (I believe). The ingredients will keep you focused and content until lunchtime, and your sweet and fatty cravings will soon disappear after a few weeks of gulping down these babies! If you suffer from “brain fog” some mornings, you may well find the cloud “lifting” to oblivion in no time. I hope this recipe works wonders for you like it most definitely has for me. It’s my go-to shake when I wake up hungry, when I know I have a massive day in store, or I feel I need to catch up on some nourishment. It’s the equivalent of giving myself a big old pat on the back when I whip up one of these in the morning!
So what makes the Ultimate Hero Shake my “Ultimate Hero”? Check it out!
Kefir: Probiotic, boosts immune system, aids digestion.
Banana: Prebiotic, fibre, stress reduction, energy.
Raw Honey: Energy, reduce allergy symptoms, antibacterial.
Cinnamon: Brain function, blood sugar regulation.
Ginger: Anti-inflammatory, natural pain killer, improves digestion.
Turmeric: Anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer.
Cayenne Pepper: Metabolism booster, improves circulation, aids digestion.
Maca: Regulate hormones, energy.
Cacao: Antioxidants, magnesium, energy.
Fermented Super Green Powder: High nutrient density, probiotic, prebiotic, protein source, digestion
Coconut Cream: Healthy fats, helps nutrient absorption.
You have got to tell me that this is 1 MILLION times better than those packaged "breakfast solutions" you see on the shelf! Did you ever think you could fit this much pure sustenance in the one jug? Give it a go, not for me, for yourself…
Ultimate Hero Shake!
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Fat & Calories: Who cares when you’re eating fantastically healthy! Come on!
1 cup of homemade Coconut Yoghurt Kefir (or 1 tablespoon of Coconut Cream*)
3 cups of Almond Milk (organic and activated is ideal)
1 Banana (pre-frozen is even better!)
1 tablespoon of Raw Honey
Sprinkle of Cinnamon*
Teaspoon of ground Ginger*
Teaspoon of ground Turmeric*
Sprinkle of ground Cayenne* (optional)
Sprinkle of freshly ground Black Pepper* (optional)
1 tablespoon powdered Cacao*
1 tablespoon of powdered Maca*
2 teaspoons of Fermented Green Powder* (Grainfields fermented Super Green & Dunaliella Powder*)
1/4 teaspoon of organic 100% Stevia Powder* (or less depending on your taste)
6 cubes of Ice
Cold Filtered Water to make up 1.5 litres in the Blender Jug.
In the order of the ingredients list, add everything to your Blender. Serve in tall glasses. Easy!
1. If you can source fresh (organic) ginger and turmeric and juice it, you will be creating the ULTIMATE “Ultimate Hero Shake”. Just add the juice to the blender with the other ingredients and you have made yourself a powerhouse of additional nutrients and natural enzymes that are great for the tum-tum.
2. The stars in this recipe are quite strong for those who do not consume them regularly. Perhaps halve the spices, and the cacao, maca and green powder to begin with and then gradually increase the quantities as your body becomes accustomed to that fantastic array of nourishment.
3. Why on earth is Black Pepper listed in the Ingredients list? Because I’m crazy! No really… because I CARE about you! When using Turmeric, you should always include a small amount of Black Pepper to increase the bio-availability of the Turmeric (by up to 1000 times!). Turmeric has amazing anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties, however it is useless if your body cannot absorb any of it! So please add some Black Pepper on my behalf.
Where to find the Ingredients:
*You’ll find most of these wonderful ORGANIC ingredients at the Nourish Me Whole Heartedly online shop. Yay!
Much love to you all,