Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Pumping Up Your Enerprime Shake

Enerprime is my favorite 'foodstuff' on the planet but sometimes I need to bolster our shakes with more calories.  You don't have to have crazy running/training days to need more calories - just an active life or a time crunch in the morning.  Why make a shake and breakfast when you can hit both at the same time?

Also, any additional nutrition that you can pump in via liquid is that much easier on the digestive system.

When your digestive system is at ease, your body has more time to shore up your immune system, replace dying cells with brand-spankin-new ones and build lean muscle tissue.  Every time something enters your mouth, it literally becomes you.  Is it a food that boosts your health OR is it causing your body to work harder to a) identify it, b) break it down and c) get it the hell out?  Because while your body is focused on dealing with your crappy choice, it cannot focus on renewing you.

Whoops... I almost fell off my soap box!  I'll just step down...

Each shake already contains 1 tablespoon of Enerprime, 1 banana per person and 1/4 cup Apple, Pear or Pineapple juice (absolutely no sugar added and not from concentrate) and 3/4 cup water.  Here are some additional items that send our shakes over the moon!

Per Person:

1 tablespoon ground flaxseed.  Flaxseed (or commonly referred to as Linseed here on Barbados) must be ground in a spice grinder or coffee grinder.  Flaxseeds in their whole form will pass directly through your gut, undigested.  1 tablespoon of flaxseed delivers 37 calories, the Adequate Intake (AI) of ALA Omega 3 fats for women and about 3 grams of fiber - mostly insoluble.

1 tablespoon Udo's 3.6.9 Oil.  Udo's is wonderful for your heart health but cannot be heated.  In fact, it needs to be refrigerated after opening.  It works in salad dressings but since I hate lettuce (see my first ever post) I find that my Enerprime shake is the best place to utilize it.  1 tablespoon of Udo's delivers 120 calories and 13 grams of perfectly balanced Omega 3 and Omega 6 Essential Fatty Acids.

(I'm working on a post that breaks down Fats and Essential Fatty Acids into child-speak.  Stay tuned.)

1 small gala apple.  An apple a day... delivers 80 calories and an additional 5 grams of fiber.  If you have a Vitamix (are you SICK to death of hearing that?!) leave the seeds and core in the apple for even more liquified fiber.

1/2 cup of fresh pineapple.  Pineapple delivers 70 calories, manganese for the strength of bones, helps with the breakdown of proteins in the digestive system and also acts as an anti-inflammatory.  Plus, it tastes awesome with Enerprime.

Just a few more ways to help you SHINE on the inside!

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