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21 Day Breakthrough – Day 1 A Little Shakey

The first few days of a fast are the hardest for me.  My body reacts to juicing with a weak, shaky feeling plus getting rid of lots of fluid.  So, I’ve learned to add some whole vegetables the first few days.

For example, today I enjoyed a Nutrilite protein powder shake with nonfat milk, and a banana.  Then while shopping I chose a Bolthouse Farms Amazing Mango Fruit Smoothie.  At dinner time I  retreated to my room where I prayed and read the bible for a while and took a nap.   Fasting after all the rich Christmas fare has left me feeling not so good,  so I celebrated the end of the day with a bowl of salad greens, purple cabbage and vinegar for the dressing.  Now I’m feeling fine and ready for whatever tomorrow will bring.  I’ve learned to listen to my body and feed it whole foods when the shakes strike.

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90 Day Vegan Adventure, Day 87 Carmen’s Shake

Here is a new recipe inspired by my granddaughter, Carmen.  She is just a year old and is being introduced slowly to adult foods.  Every morning Grandma makes a breakfast shake for me and she has to share it.   She is allergic to strawberries but bananas are safe so the following recipe is a shake that she loves and is good for her growing tummy.

Carmen’s Shake:    1 cup of soymilk, 1 banana, 1 scoop Nutrilite Protein Powder, a few drops of vanilla and a shake of cinnamon.  Place ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.  Share it with those you love.


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New Recipe – Pear Nog

Breakfast this morning produced a new recipe – Pear Nog.  It is a breakfast shake that reminds me of Egg Nog without the eggs, milk and cream, nevermind adding the rum.  Pour one cup of plain soy milk into a blender along with 1 ripe pear, cored and peeled, a dash of nutmeg, 1/4 tsp of real vanilla, and a scoop of Nutrilite Protein Powder.  Blend until smooth and share with your granddaughter 🙂

The Nutrilite Protein Powder adds protein to breakfast and baked goods.  It is a dietary supplement of soy and milk proteins.  It provides a natural, low-fat protein with the added benefits of naturally-occurring soy isoflavones, calcium and iron.  It also supplies balanced amounts of the nine essential and eleven non-essential amino acids.  You can find it exclusively on our website, www.like.mychoices.biz