Shakin’ it up …

Shakin it up


I don’t know about the rest of you octogenarians but I find that I have less and less of an appetite the older I get.  Living alone just exacerbates the situation.  I knew that I needed to keep up my strength if I wanted to stay well but food, or at least the right things to eat, seemed to elude me.  It took a loving daughter to get me on the right track.

She introduced me to Protein Shakes and now it is my breakfast of choice every morning.  It is an easy way for me to get the essential vitamins and nutrients that I had been missing.  (Before I continue I want to caution that shakes may not be for you.  If you are still eating a balanced and whole food diet that will suffice. Obviously I was not.)

My daughter was careful to choose just the right combination of ingredients for me. She knew that I was on a restricted diet that did not include soy, milk, whites (such as white potatoes, white rice etc.) and cut way back on sugars.  The 4 items that you see in the picture are the ones she chose and they work well for me.

Here is my recipe.  I take the juice of one orange, ½ large banana and one tablespoon each of the Vegan Rice Protein, the Aloe Vera juice, the Flax Oil and the Source of Life Liquid and combine them all in my blender.  I then add about ½ cup of unsweetened Silk Almond milk and 4 ice cubes.   When it’s all mixed together this is what I get:

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I have to admit that it took me a few tries to get used to the flavor but now it is part of my morning routine and I look forward to it.

I owe my daughter a lot for doing all the research and thought I would show my thanks by featuring the Protein shake in this cute glass that promotes the business that she and her husband have in Stanfordville, New York. If you are ever in the vicinity searching for antiques or used items drop in to Bowen Barn and tell them “Ginnie sent me.”

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