Try The Best Natural Nootropic Morning Shake Recipe for Focus or Anxiety
by Ashley Peat - Owner of Brainpower Nootropics
I was making my daily shake this morning and realised, why have I not shared this with all my Natural Nootropics fans before!? I swear by this stuff!
So first off, I apologise for being selfish and keeping this little gem to myself for so long! Hopefully this will give you some inspiration for tomorrow's breakfast.
Lets jump right into it!
What I use;
- 2 Scoops of Pulsin Organic Whey Protein (£29.70 for 1Kg)
- 1 Teaspoon of Bioglan SuperGreens (£24.99 for 100g)
- 1 glass of Innocent Unsweetened Almond Milk (£1.99 for 750ml)
- 2 Capsules (emptied) of Organic Ashwagandha (£17.49 per bottle of 60)
- 1 large teaspoon Whole Earth Organic Peanut Butter (£6.50 for 1kg)
- 1 Teaspoon of Prewett's Organic Flax Seed (£6.27 for 175g Pack of 2)
Okay, I get what your thinking, thats a very expensive breakfast shake! But;
- A) Id argue, apart from the Almond milk, everything else will last at least a month, so if you break it down per shake, it’s around £2.80 actually really good value considering the quality of the ingredients and fact it can be your whole breakfast. If you were to buy a shake like this from a health food cafe, you would be looking at about £4-5.
and B) generally, you get what you pay for! To me, organic healthy food, high quality supplements, and the costs of working out, are some of the three best possible places you can spend your money for the returns you get in your health and productivity.
I genuinely do swear by this mixture, it goes together really well and considering it has so much health food in it, has very little taste, and the taste it does have is very neutral.
If you want a bit more taste, you can swap the almond milk for full fat milk (unless your avoiding or intolerant to dairy). Even if you don't choose to add any of our products, I still want to you to try this as you will really feel how much of a great start it gives to your day :) You won't feel overly full, bloated or get a "carb crash".
Why did I choose these Ingredients?
Pulsin Organic Whey Protein (£29.70 for 1Kg)
I used to personal trainer and bodybuilder. I learnt a great deal about body composition, hormones, fat loss, and muscle gain. The staple of every meal should be some really high quality protein. It supports the body during dieting down for fat loss, and both aids the body in gaining muscle also. Its essential for cellular repair.
When choosing a protein AVOID any MIXTURE or one marketed for a PURPOSE (for example one with creatine, BCAA's, MASS Gainer, FOR MEN or FOR WOMEN) unless you know exactly what each ingredient does and how that will affect your training. Basically it’s unnecessary ingredients for the purposes of marketing.
That’s why I love Pulsin Organic Whey. It took me years to come across such a great PURE protein, with nothing else in it. NO flavours, Nothing but Whey Concentrate.
The second reason I love it, is its Organic. I always try go Organic where possible, but this is just so much more essential with a Protein Powder. The Amount of artificial hormones that is in Non-Organic milk is horrifying as has direct consequences in our hormonal system when we consume it!
Bioglan SuperGreens (£24.99 for 100g)
I’m sure we are all somewhat guilty of not consuming enough greens, especially in the first meal of the day! The reason I love this brand is that it does not have a "grassy flavour".
Check out all the great natural superfoods in here; Wheatgrass, Spirulina, Barley grass, Kale and Chlorella.
The "other" ingredients section is really small too!
Innocent Unsweetened Almond Milk (£1.99 for 750ml)
It tastes good, its light, its not as congesting as milk! It does not have all those cow hormones in it! Simple.
Organic Ashwagandha (£17.49 per bottle of 60)
This is the Key element for adding the functional brain benefits. Without this bit, it would just be a really good quality shake!
The Ashwagandha is just one of the products that can be added to the shake to turn it into an amazing stress and anxiety buster. I’m not going to go into all the benefits of Ashwagandha I could go on all day. Your better of reading about them here.
For Focus and Memory = Use PowerFocus® our All Natural Brain and Focus supplement made from the ultimate mix of Herbal Extracts, Vitamins, Minerals, and Amino Acids specially formulated for Brain Function. (V)(GF)
Whole Earth Organic Peanut Butter (£6.50 for 1kg)
Whole Earth is a brand I have used for a long time. It sounds funny to say they were one of the pioneers of the Organic peanut butter world, but they were, they appeared right at the beginning of the organic peanut butter craze which started a few years ago.
Craze aside, peanut butter is a fantastic source of protein AND fats, the monounsaturated healthy fats that support hormone and brain function. Two tablespoons of creamy peanut butter can contain 188 calories, 8 grams of protein, 6 grams of carbs, and 16 grams of fat.
Prewett's Organic Flax Seed (£6.27 for 175g Pack of 2)
For a good start it’s Organic ✔
Then if you have not heard about the health benefits of Flax Seed by now you must have been living in a cave.
Its primary benefits are that it contains;
- Omega-3 essential fatty acids (You already know why this is important)
- Lignans "Lignans in flaxseed have been shown to reduce atherosclerotic plaque buildup by up to 75%,"
- Fiber (You already know why fiber is important)
Therefore in combination with the protein, the fats from the peanut butter, the fiber etc from the flax, and the nutrients from the greens, mixed with the brain benefits from our herbal extracts and nootropics. I believe this is the ultimate morning starter.
How to tailor the shake to your needs?
This bit is super easy. It’s already Gluten Free!
More Taste = Add full fat milk instead of Almond, or more Peanut Butter.
Vegan and Daily Free = Pulsin offer their Organic Protein in Pea, Soya, Hemp, and Rice versions!
So that’s my secret to a mega morning. I’d suggest drinking water first thing when you wake up to make sure your hydrated (the morning is usually the most dehydrated you will be all day). Then this shake, then if you aren’t using PowerFocus® in the shake and you need something to keep you alert, a coffee.
I think this is the best, but hell I could be wrong, so please GIVE IT A TRY. Try some variation, add, remove or substitute some of the ingredients. Let me know what you think and what you like and together maybe we can make this ultimiate shake EVEN BETTER!
To your productivity, success and health.
Ash - CEO, Brainpower Nootropics