Recipe: Whole Food Protein Shake from Dr. Mark Hyman’s New Book

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Yesterday Debi Silber, wrote about the importance of breakfast, especially for keeping the pounds off. Well, today Dr. Mark Hyman has provided us with another delicious recipe that makes a perfect breakfast to go, from his new book, The Blood Sugar Solution Cookbook.

The ingredients are simple, and although you may have to make a trip to the health food store to pick up some of the items that you don’t have, like chia seeds and coconut oil, it will be well worth it. All the items in this recipe store well and can be pulled out whenever you feel like whipping up this shake. Chock-full of healthy fats, potent antioxidants and fiber, this protein shake will keep you going until lunch! 

Whole Food Protein Shake

Yield: 3 Servings
Prep: 5 mins


  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 2 tbsp. almond butter
  • 2 tbsp. pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp. hemp seeds
  • 4 whole walnuts
  • 3 whole brazil nuts
  • 1 large banana
  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup water


Combine all of the ingredients in a blender. Blend on high speed until smooth, about 2 minutes. If the shake is too thick, add more water until you reach a thick but drinkable consistency. Serve chilled.

NUTRITIONAL ANALYSIS : per serving (1 cup): calories 377, fat 17 g, saturated fat 3 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, fiber 14 g, protein 12 g, carbohydrate 47 g, sodium 129 mg.

Dr. Mark Hyman is a is a family physician, a six-time New York Times bestselling author, and an internationally recognized leader in the field of Functional Medicine, which seeks to identify and address the root causes of chronic illness through a whole-systems approach to medicine. He will be contributing several blogs regarding over the next few weeks.


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