This is an update to an older post. I’m not sure the old one was easy to find being an older post and filed under “World’s Yummies Protein Shake.”
ADHD kids are often hit with a substantial appetite suppression when on stimulants. This is a challenging but manageable side effect. Recent research suggests that kids on long term stimulant therapy eventually reach their ultimate hight and are only a few percentile points behind in ultimate weight. This is provided their basic nutritional needs are met and you are willing to be patient. (It can be with as much as a two year lag that they eventually get where they were going.)
Here’s the updated recipe:
- 8 oz Whole Milk (I’m trying not to gain weight, so I use Almond Milk)
- 1 sm squeeze real chocolate syrup*
- 1 heaping scoop Vanilla flavored Whey Protein powder**
- 1/2 a banana, fresh or frozen***
- 10-15 Blueberries, depending on size, fresh or frozen
- 2-3 Strawberries, quartered, fresh or frozen***
Method: Put it all in a blender until it is smooth!
*I like Alaskah organic that I get at Whole Foods. Good flavor, consistency, ingredients.
**I like the Whole Foods 365 brand. Dissolves well, subtle vanilla flavor, and you can’t beat the price.
****Don’t think you need a $500 Vita Prep to make a shake. That’s one of the biggest scams going. I have a retro model Waring 2 speed with a class caraffe that will always do my bidding and is silly easy to clean. (They run about $100) I’m sure you could do even better if making a shake is your only criterion.