This shake is designed to get you going (with coffee, but you can use decaf) and keep you going through the morning (with the medium-chain fatty acids in the coconut milk). 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. If you're not a fan of coffee, try this similar Berry Shake
- 1 cup coffee, cold (can use instant coffee and water to taste)
- 1 scoop low carb protein powder (I used "Designer Protein" for my calculations), vanilla or chocolate
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 2 Tablespoons Flax Seed Meal (or see above)
- Sweetener to taste (I like liquid forms of Splenda - no carbs)
- 3-4 ice cubes
Blend it all up together. You can do it in a shaker cup if you don't care about it being thicker or don't want to wash the blender.
Each serving has 5.5 grams effective carbohydrate
plus 5 grams fiber, 23 grams protein, and 403 calories.