The Shake below is technically more designed as a pre or post exercise shake. The reason for this is because it’s very simple in terms of ingredients but mainly because it has carbs, protein and low fat which are ideal for post workout and even pre workout. My pro tip here would be if you are using this as a pre workout shake, using the almond or flax milk is a good idea because it gives you a little bit of fat in this smoothie. If you don’t want to use either of those milks, you can use water and add 1 Teaspoon to up to 1 tablespoon of Almond or Peanut Butter for a little extra fat in the pre workout smoothie or if you are using it as a meal replacement.
The shake below is meant to be consumed in the morning. It contains coffee, dark chocolate and cinnamon which all help accelerate your metabolism and have high level of antioxidants. Additionally, it will contain other fruits + Nirvana Life – Pr, which contains various antioxidants and will help maximize the delivery of all other nutrients.
I’ve recently discovered that if I make my bedtime shake more dense and less like a shake I feel fuller and enjoy my bed time treat a little more. It may simply be a placebo affect but it works for my final meal of the day, and it seems to last longer (aka all night long while sleeping)
Before I stopped taking whey I would have a casein shake before bed, as it is slower releasing then your typical whey, isolate protein or in this case plant-based protein. So sometimes I would wake up in the middle of the night hungry, so I would eat. However making muck has ended this middle of the night hunger and my sweet tooth.
One of my favorite shakes to have is The Phat Elvis (aka The Fat Elvis), I just don’t think when you are making a shake for weight management you should have the word ‘fat’ in the title.
The shake is named after Elvis’ favorite sandwich, which was Peanut Butter and Bananas. I’ve just made it better with Chocolate flavoring. One of the key components in making a healthy plant-based shake that is often overlooked is the protein. That is why our dietary supplement line, Nirvana Life Nutrition is all-natural and great tasting.
Nirvana Life – Pr Protein contains various superfoods and antioxidants, along with 24 grams (per serving) of pea and brown rice protein. However, I enjoy stacking the plant-based protein with other superfoods twice a week to jam pack my diet with key nutrients that make me healthier. Below are a couple of my favorite recipes I combine with Nirvana Life – Pr to maximize my nutrient absorption – enjoy!
As part of our mantra at BFY Life we support living a balanced life. We wanted to share one of our favorite treats. Although we label this a treat (because it is SO good), from the ingredients below you will notice its jammed pact with nutrients to help you achieve your health goals. We added fruits and flaxseed to pump up the antioxidants. Then we included Nirvana Life – Pr Strawberry Cheesecake for some added health benefits and to kick up the flavor a notch. We suggest using this to help crave a sweet tooth or if you are going to a party this makes for a great item to share with friends.
Mornings are a great time to pack nutrient dense food into your body to prepare for the day. Typically, your body is searching for nutrients in the morning since you fasted overnight while you were sleeping. This allows the nutrients to be absorbed at a higher rate and more efficiently than if you absorbed these nutrients later in the day.
A plant-based diet does not mean you should compromise the taste of the final product. Some of your favorite dishes can be made completely plant-based with a few substitutions. Read on for some recipes that will have you eating better, fighting disease, feeling stronger, and living longer.