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This Cherry Chocolate Coffee Protein Shake is a nutrient-dense, high-protein, gluten-free shake that tastes amazing and contains over 100 important nutrients that are perfect for an on-the-go breakfast or a post-workout snack.
This delicious shake has been proudly sponsored by Nutrient™.
How to Make a Cherry Chocolate Coffee Protein Shake
As a registered dietitian nutritionist, I know the importance of getting vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and omega’s into our daily diet. I know that these nutrients have an incredible impact on our overall health and wellness.
As a busy working mom, I know that breakfast time can be a hectic time for the whole family. Between getting everyone up and dressed, fed and out the door, it can sometimes feel like a whirlwind that leaves you with no time for for a nutritious meal.
Especially at breakfast, is important to merge good taste, convenience, and ease with nutrient-dense foods at meal time, which is why I am a huge fan of smoothies and shakes.
That’s why I created this delicious Cherry Chocolate Coffee Protein Shake which features two Nutrient products – chocolate shake and vitamin coffee. Using proprietary technology – Nutrient NuBoost™ was founded on two scientific principles: nutrient density and anti-inflammatory ingredients.
Nutrient products, which range from shakes, bars, cookies, oatmeal, vitamin coffee and more, are simple, affordable and effective, and their live clinical trials in partnership with Harvard affiliated scientists prove it.
In this article we will be discussing:
- What is Nutrient Density?
- What is Nutrient™?
- Recipe for Cherry Chocolate Coffee Protein Shake
What is Nutrient Density?
Smoothies and shakes are great breakfast options because they are easy to prepare and easy to consume on-the-go. They are easily made nutrient-dense if you include fruit, vegetables, plant-based protein, and other nutritious ingredients like chia seeds or turmeric.
But what does the term ‘nutrient-dense’ or ‘nutrient-density’ mean?
You may sometimes hear the term ‘nutrient-dense’ thrown around in health circles and according to the National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, nutrient-dense means:
“Food that is high in nutrients but relatively low in calories. Nutrient-dense foods contain vitamins, minerals, complex carbohydrates, lean protein, and healthy fats. Examples of nutrient-dense foods include fruits and vegetables, whole grains, low-fat or fat-free milk products, seafood, lean meats, eggs, peas, beans, and nuts.”NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms (7)
I like to think of nutrient-density as getting the most for your money, the biggest bang for your buck, and the most nutrients per meal.
Many of us eat anywhere between 3-5 times a day, and each presents an opportunity to nourish the body with nutrient-dense foods. As we all know, consuming a wide variety of nutrients in adequate amounts of the key to good health.
What is Nutrient?
Their food products are the #1 rated most nutrient dense in the world which has been verified against the entire USDA Nutrient Database Standard Reference.
Nutrient meals are part of a healthy diet because they:
- Contain over 100 nutrients, including all 43 essential nutrients
- Contain healthy fats (omega-6 and omega-3)
- Are meat-free, and low in sugar and salt
a sodiumto potassium ratio of 0.3 or less for blood pressure risk*
- Have a polyunsaturated/saturated fat of ⁶ 0.9, for Alzheimer’s risk
- Are free of any additives, GMO’s, acrylamide
- All products are gluten-free
Nutrient Complete Meals have a nutrient profile¹ which is part of a lifestyle that has been scientifically proven¹ to result in:
- 65% less risk of cancer¹
- 82% less risk of heart disease¹
- 70% less likely to develop high blood pressure³
- 70% less likely to develop Alzheimer’s⁴
- Lengthen life for women by 14 years¹
- Lengthen life for men by 12 years¹
- 90% less likely to develop diabetes²
- 80% reduced risk of chronic disease⁵
Their mission is to give people the nutrients they need in order for their bodies to reach peak health and performance levels.
- Add the Chocolate Nutrient Shake, Nutrient Vitamin Coffee, frozen cherries, ice, and coconut milk t to a high-speed blender.
- Blend for 2 minutes or until completely smooth.
- Garnish with fresh or frozen cherries and shaved chocolate as desired.
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- *Except for Chicken Rice, 0.42; Cheese Rice, 0.41; Beef Rice, 0.45; Beans and Rice, 0.47; Cheese Noodle, 0.37; Chicken Noodle, 0.39; and Beef Noodle, 0.41