I never thought I would post a recipe like this. Actually if you had told me a few months ago that I would have grass fed gelatin as a part of my diet I would have laughed in your face. I actually used to not eat much meat at all. Now I eat more meat than I have in my entire life. It has actually been the best change I have ever made physically. I also have cut out of the things that caused me to feel so sick which has made a huge difference. I know everyone is different but this has personally been what my body has needed.
I am often in a hurry during the course of a work week. I find myself often throwing together a protein shake to get me through to my next meal. I have never really enjoyed protein shakes. 1. They taste terrible. 2. I never trust the quality of ingredients. 3. They cost an arm and a leg.
So I decided to purchase a pure form of protein and basically make my own. I am SO glad I did! My stomach never feels bad after using the gelatin and it keeps me full for a very long time. I also know that it is helping to heal my gut so I can live a healthier life.
Early Morning Protein Shake
- Total Time: 5
- 1 Tbls grass fed gelatin
- 1 Tbls ground Chia seeds
- 1 Tbls coconut oil
- 1/4 of an avocado
- ½ cup warm brewed coffee
- 1 Tbls Sun butter or almond
- 1 Tbls cacao powder
- 1 Cup coconut or almond milk
- 1 Tbls raw honey
- Dash of cinnamon (Optional)
- Add the coffee, gelatin, coconut oil, chia, sunbutter, cocoa, milk, honey and cinnamon to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Add a few cubes of ice and blend until desired smoothness.
- Pour in a glass and enjoy!
- Serving Size: 1
This is so rad! Love.
My Life of Spice says
Thanks! Its pretty unique but I like it! I know Great Lakes makes one for “cold” drinks so it will dissolve and not thicken. Might see how I like that next. But I’ve read that the red one has more amino acids and proteins so I think its worth the thickness. 🙂
Interesting . . . I love Great Lakes but never knew that. Can’t wait to try this recipe!! I definitely think it’s worth the thickness:)
it sounds like a great smoothie. it does feel great when you take care of yourself!
Just found this recipe on Pinterest, and was super excited. My gelatin just arrived this morning, and I am already drinking your amazing drink. It is soooo good, and I am looking forward to drinking one a couple of times a week!!!
Jessi's Kitchen says
Yay!! So glad you love it! Gelatin is one of my favorite things to add to smoothies! 🙂
Hi… I just found this recipe and I had a few questions. I’m looking for a complete paleo protein shake after my workouts (usually a 4-5 hour trail run or a 100 km bike ride). Do you have the nutritional values. Calories, protein, etc…