Dr. Oz Pea Protein Power Shake

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What is all the buzz about Pea Protein? Recently I have been hearing that pea protein is the best way to get energized, daaa, I don't think so, but I am interested.  Is this the latest fad or is there something to this pea protein generation.

According to Dr. Oz

"This delicious breakfast shake's secret ingredient is yellow pea powder. This protein-rich powder is the perfect way to stop hunger cravings. High-protein foods trigger the hormones that satiate you. And this shake is the best way to incorporate pea protein powder into a healthy, low-calorie snack."

Here is his suggestion: (boring - boring)

  • 2 tbsp pea protein powder
  • 1 cup fruit of your choice
  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • 5 ice cubes
Mix in a blender until desired consistency is reached and enjoy!

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Is this the real way to get the most out of Pea Protein and a healthy and delicious smoothie?  First there are many pea proteins available which are listed at the bottom of this article and yes I hope you buy them all. lol
But the recipe is bland and we do need to spice it up some. The healthiest way to enjoy any smoothie is with some almond milk and so for me I will substitute the low-fat milk with a healthier almond milk.  I would also like to add in a bit of raw honey for better taste.  Now we are getting somewhere.

The other thing I would do is add in either frozen fruit, not just fruit of your choice and the fruits must include bananas or cantaloupes for smoothness.  Then you must add in some more frozen fruit to liven up the flavors, such as peaches or mangoes and now we have a healthier and more delicious shake.

Now if you want to go green, then add in some spinach or kale.  For those who eat eggs, add in one raw egg too.

So for my perfect green smoothie with pea protein 
  • 2 tablespoons of pea protein powder
  • 1 cup of spinach or kale
  • 1 raw egg
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 frozen pear
  • 1 tablespoon of raw honey
  • 1 tablespoon olive leaf powder (optional)
Directions: Blend the lot.

Ok, Doctor Oz don't be offended if I spiced up your very boring smoothie.