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Berry Protein Shake

User Rating 3.5 Star Rating (11 Reviews)


Updated May 29, 2014

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The medium-chain fatty acids in the coconut milk will keep you going for a long time! The flax seed meal adds fiber and lots of other good things, but you could also add fiber in the form of "Benefiber" or some similar preparation, or skip it (though I think part of the reason the shake is so satisfying is the fiber).

Note: one of the readers who reviewed this recipe makes the point that if you want a lighter shake, such as for a snack, you can substitute unsweetened almond milk, soy milk, or the coconut milk in cartons. This would lower both the carb and calorie counts, and could be used as a substantial snack or smaller meal.


  • 1/2 cup coconut milk (the kind in cans)
  • 1 scoop low carb protein powder (I used "Designer Protein" for my calculations), vanilla or plain
  • 1/3 cup frozen berries (I used strawberries for the analysis)
  • 2 Tablespoons Flax Seed Meal (or see above)
  • 1/2 - 1 cup water (less if you want it thicker)
  • Sweetener to taste (I like to use liquid forms of Splenda - no carbs (see below)


Put everything in the blender and whiz it together.

Nutritional Information: Each serving has 11 grams effective carbohydrate plus 6 grams fiber, 24 grams protein, and 429 calories.

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 5 out of 5
Remake for lower calories/carbs, Guest Meenie50

Use Blue Diamond's UNSWEETENED almond milk/coconut milk combo. It's delicious, and for ONE cup is 45 calories, 1 gram carb and NO sugar. Its free of dairy, coy, lactose, cholesterol, peanuts, casein, gluten, eggs and MSG. And its a great source of Calcium, Vit D and E. It's vegan friendly. It doesn't have any artificial sweeteners. Real milk has 276 mg of calcium Unsweetened almond/coconut milk has 455 mg of Calcium!

11 out of 12 people found this helpful.

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