AB and J Milk Shake a delicious diary free no sugar added milk shake made with almond butter, almond milk and strawberry and citrus juice
High-protein shakes and smoothies are pretty much the perfect on-the-go breakfast since it is fast, easy, and portable. As it is most importantly, kicking your day off with a nice boost of protein means your tummy won’t be rumbling hours before lunchtime rolls AB and J Milk shake is a protein rich smoothie made with almond butter, almond milk and strawberry. If you like almond butter and jam, then this is just in drink form.
How I made AB and J Milk shake?
I made with almond butter, you can use any brand or homemade. Then unsweetened almond milk and fresh strawberries, lime and orange juice. I didn’t add any protein powder. If you want, make it a post work out keto smoothie go ahead and add 1 scoop of collagen powder skip orange juice. As oranges are not keto friendly. Because one medium size orange is about 12 grams of carbs.
Almond butter contains significantly more fiber, calcium, potassium, iron, and manganese than peanut butter, and about half the saturated fat although a slightly higher total fat content. Almond butter can be consumed by if you want to avoid legumes like peanut. It has 7 grams of protein per serving (two tablespoons), 12 grams of Almond butter monounsaturated fats, good fats, and numerous vitamins and minerals like vitamin E, magnesium, and calcium. Almond butter could help – in the same way as raw almonds – to fight obesity, by helping people shed excess weight.
I used unsweetened almond milk to make it diabetic friendly. If you want, you can add your favorite sweeteners.
This AB and J milk shake as sweetness from the strawberries and orange juice. Avocado adds creaminess to the milk shake. Lime juice adds perfect tanginess in the background and brings more Vitamin C.
To make this Keto AB and J Milk shake
Then remove the orange juice and substitute with 1 collagen protein. As peanut protein or whey protein is not keto approved
To make this little sweet.
If you want to sneak more protein into your diets, then this is perfect breakfast drink for them. Add 1-2 dates if you want to make it vegan. Or add honey or maple syrup to sweeten this milk shake.
How to blend a healthy milk shake
Rule of thumb as a breakfast smoothie should have 300-450 calories.
Don’t overboard with fruit only 1 cup, berries, mango and pineapples etc. are bases.
For protein add your favorite nut butters, almond and walnut butter are good while cashew is not great.
If you want lower calorie milkshake then to go for almond milk, oat milk etc. which again add more protein
Regarding sweeteners, a good rule of thumb for all food and drink also applies to sweeteners, stick to what is naturally occurring in nature still in moderation. Use more fruits rather than maple syrup, honey etc. again it should be in moderation.
Ice, adding a handful of ice cubes in the blender because ice adds more volume, which makes sips last longer. The cold sips also take more time to drink.
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AB and J Milk Shake
- ½ avocado
- ½ cup strawberry
- ¼ cup orange juice
- Juice of ½ lemon
- 3 tablespoons almond butter
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- Place everything into a high-speed blender and process until smooth. Enjoy.
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This is Swathi ( Dr. Ambujom Saraswathy Ph.D) from Zesty South Indian Kitchen who loves to explore cuisines from all over the world. Whenever possible I try to to give an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. All the recipes you see here are created by me and approved after taste-test by my family.