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Joey’s Gym Class: 8 Super Charged Energy Shake Recipes For Breakfast

Un Gran Secreto del Desayuno – Los Super Shakes

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It is what you start your day with to give you energy for the morning. All of my Hispanic clients seem to get mixed information about eating breakfast that goes against their traditional breakfast which usually includes a few basic elements – Coffee, sugar, toast, butter, and cheese. Once in a while I meet someone who actually does a couple of eggs every once in a while or eats fruit in the morning. For the most part, coffee and toast is king of the breakfast for Hispanic culture. I know this traditional type of breakfast is quick, delicious and easy. It was probably also the same breakfast you remember growing up on and seeing your parents and grandparents have. I also know you CANNOT live without your coffee. I am not here to take that away from you, I am here to add to your morning one of the super secrets to weight loss that I know. Batidos exist in all Latin American cultures and they can easily be used to create a simple delicious healthy breakfast in only a few short minutes!

 shakesBefore we get into a couple of my favorite recipes, let’s talk about the ingredients you will use and why.

Protein Powder – This is a very convenient form of protein that comes in powder form. It tastes great and is easily added to boost the nutritional benefit of the Super Shake. This is a necessary component to help keep you fuller longer. Along with this protein helps build and repair muscles. The shakes have been proven to help boost your metabolic rate by 25%, and they also keep your blood sugar levels balanced allowing your body to burn fat for fuel.  The Visalus Sweet Cream protein powder blends very well for any of these batidos and actually has extra enzymes in it that help regulate your digestive system for the day.

almondsCoconut Milk or Almond Milk – Regular conventional dairy is only great for coffee. We should not be relying on dairy as a main source of nutrition as adults.   Almond milk and coconut milk both have a ton of health benefits to add to a healthy breakfast. The most important aspect of switching to these milks is that they are both lactose & gluten free making them a great alternative to those who are lactose intolerant, or have Celiac Disease.

Benefits of Almond Milk

 

    • Nutrient Rich. Almond milk is very nutrient dense, low in calories and rich in heart healthy Omega-3 Fatty Acids. Almond milk also contains flavonoids, which may help prevent cancer and a host of other nutrients including:
    • Antioxidant Vitamin E
    • Electrolytes: Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorus
    • Iron to help create red blood cells and transport oxygen in your blood
    • Fiber to keep you full, lower cholesterol, and keep you regular
    • Calcium for strong teeth, bones, and a healthy heart

coconutsBenefits of Coconut Milk

  • Weight loss. Eating the correct amounts of healthy types of fat can help support weight loss. Both Coconut Milk and Almond milk offer healthy fats that can help fill you up and keep you feeling full so that you’re not tempted to overeat and snack!
  • Immune Support. The lauric acid, antimicrobial lipids, and capric acid found in coconut milk, act as an antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral powerhouse and help fight off many different diseases.
  • Nutrient Rich. Key vitamins and minerals, such as:
    • Vitamins C & E to help boost your immune system
    • B Vitamins to provide your cells with energy, and also important for fat breakdown
    • Electrolytes: magnesium, potassium, and phosphorus

frutas

Fruit

As we all know fruits are also full of good nutrition and contain vitamins, minerals and fiber. All fruits have different qualities so it is great to rotate different fruits and try a variety of them to get different flavors into your shakes. You might read in the magazines and hear from mainstream media to avoid things like bananas, pineapples, and mangoes because of the sugar content. Those fruits are part of our culture and as long as you are a healthy individual go and enjoy them! All tropical fruits have some serious health benefits that are often overlooked. That will be for another article =)

The best tasting ones for shakes that I have found so far include – Apples, Bananas, Papayas, Mangoes, Pineapple, and Strawberries. Many supermarkets nowadays have fruits available frozen already. This is one of my favorite options because they do not spoil and are always available. You can get all kinds of  frozen berries and frozen tropical fruits right in the freezer aisle, you just have to look for them!

 

Putting it all together

I have a list compiled my GREAT 8 Batidos that you can make regularly. Email us at HealthyLatinos@sofritomediagroup.com  and receive the list as a free gift!

 

Los Super Shakes

These shakes are easy to make and a very healthy and delicious way to start your morning. If you are looking for ways to lose weight and eat right on a busy schedule, then start adding these shakes in a few times a week.

All of these recipes have the same directions :

Combine all ingredients in a countertop blender. Blend all ingredients on high until mixture is a smooth consistency.

Disfrute!

El Super Shake Tropical

½ Cup Papaya

½ Banana

¼ Cup Peanuts

¼ Cup Pineapple Juice

Coconut Milk

1 Scoop Vanilla Protein

 

Morir Sonando

½ Cup Fresh Orange Juice
1 Scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
1½ Cups Whole Milk

*I know I mentioned to use coconut milk more often, but for this particular shake it does taste better with whole milk, you can pick which one you want to use.

 

Batido de Guanabana

1 Cup Fresh Guanabana (can also use frozen or canned)

1 Scoop Vanilla Whey Protein

1½ Cups Coconut Milk

 

Batido de Mora

1 Cup Fresh Blackberries (can also use frozen)

1 Scoop Vanilla Protein

1½ Cups Coconut Milk

 

Batido de Banana

1 Whole Banana

1 Scoop Vanilla or Chocolate Protein

1½ Cups Coconut Milk

 

Blueberry Madness Smoothie

Herbal Fruit Tea – 1 Cup

Water –  1 Cup

Ice – 1 ½ Cups

Blueberries – 1 Cup

Cashews – ¼ Cup

Low Fat Cottage Cheese – 1 ¼ Cups

Vanilla Extract – 1 Tsp

Cinnamon – 1 Pinch

Steep tea in 1 Cup water for 3 minutes. Add ice to chill the tea. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until smooth and creamy.

 

Resses Peanut Butter Crunch Shake

Rolled Oats – 3 ½  Tbsp

Coconut or Almond Milk – 1 ½ Cup

Vanilla Whey Protein – 1 Scoop

Organic Cacao Powder – 2 Tbsp

Peanut Butter – 2 Tbsp

Ice – 1 Cup

 

Apple Pie Protein Shake

1 Small Apple Cubed

¼ Cup Pecans

1 Scoop Vanilla Whey Protein

1½ Cups Coconut Milk

Dash of Cinnamon

 

joeyABOUT YOUR LATINO MASTER TRAINER: JOEY OLIVO

Joey Olivo is one a top level Master Trainer in the Nassau county, NYC area. He has thoroughly earned the reputation of being a highly innovative and sought after trainer and athlete strength coach. For close to a decade, he has been in the fitness and sports performance industry, has written for various publications and is the fitness and nutrition expert for Sofrito for your Soul. He holds numerous certifications through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, KBC, and USAW Olympic Weightlifting.  He specializes in high level strength training for adults and young athletes. Whether you are a beginner just starting or an athlete in the off season, his sessions are for you!

If you’re sick & tired of reading the same information for Latinos…And want to finally experience mind-blowing results, then get ready…

He has developed what may be the most effective, yet simple, fat-burning, muscle & strength building system ever developed. This training and nutrition program WILL get you in the best shape of your life, while building unstoppable motivation and self-confidence…GUARANTEED.

He has perfected a cutting edge, scientifically advanced, hybrid training system that melts fat and builds lean muscle faster than anything you’ve ever seen.

 

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Phone:  (917)-517-6616

Email:  joeysgymclass@gmail.com

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Joey’s Gym Class: 8 Super Charged Energy Shake Recipes For Breakfast