This is another one of my power nutrition breakfast “milk” shake! The “secret” ingredients which you would never know are in there–you just don’t taste them–are rolled oats and lentils. I like to use regular or red lentils for this milk shake because they “camouflage” completely! You can use canned lentils (click here for a brand I like, but rinse well so as to get rid of any added sodium) or just follow instructions for cooking them from scratch, so you do without the salt. There is no need for any added sugar: the sweetness of the ripe banana and fresh strawberries is all you need but if you prefer it a little sweeter still, then you can add the dates–all natural sweetness– I LOVE it! It’s one of my go-to breakfast, filled with protein, fiber, calcium and vitamins and it fuels me up after a great Zumba workout! YUM!
PS: Watch my cooking class video on how to make this recipe!
- ¾ cup organic skim milk or almond milk (unsweetened)
- 5-6 fresh strawberries, rinsed
- 2 Tbsp canned lentils, rinsed and drained
- 2 Tbsp rolled oats
- 1 small ripe banana
- 1 or 2 medjool dates, pitted (optional)
- 1 cup ice
- Place all the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth--about 30 seconds
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