High-Vitality Milk Shake

This satisfying “breakfast in a glass” makes a great energizing start to the day.

High-Vitality Milk Shake
High-Vitality Milk Shake

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This shake is ideal for people in a hurry or those who aren’t keen on eating in the morning.

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  • 1 1/2 cups fat-free milk, chilled
  • 1 cup plain nonfat yogurt
  • Juice of 1 large orange
  • 1 large banana, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon wheat germ



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[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Place all the ingredients in a blender or food processor and process for a couple of minutes until smooth and creamy.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Pour into 2 tall glasses and enjoy immediately, while the milk shake is still frothy. Serves 2.[/step-item][/step-list-wrapper]

Some More Ideas

  • Berry shake: Use 1/2 cup strawberries instead of banana. Raspberries are good too, or try the chopped flesh of 1 mango.
  • Replace the wheat germ with 1 tablespoon ground sunflower seeds (grind them in a coffee grinder or with a pestle and mortar).
  • Use nonfat vanilla frozen yogurt instead of plain yogurt.

[factoid]The addition of wheat germ boosts the content of vitamin E and B vitamins in this recipe, and orange juice provides vitamin C, so this is truly a “high vitality” drink.[/factoid]
[nutrition-info calories=”220″ calories_fat=”10″ fat=”1g” sat_fat=”0g” choles=”” sodium=”160mg” carbs=”44g” sugars=”” protein=”13g” fiber=”29g”]

Blood Pressure Nutrients: 36mg Vitamin C, 53mg Magnesium, 694mg Potassium, 386mg Calcium



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