Vegan Diet: My Green Protein Shake
A few weeks ago I wrote about my vegan diet for CBS. The column was one of my most popular columns yet, and this completely took me by surprise. Sometimes I’ll hit the “publish” button and think I’ve written gold, only to discover the deafening silence from my readers. And other times, like the vegan diet piece, I’ll think it’s just another column but be surprised at the huge response it receives. While beautifully crafted :-), I’m not entirely sure why the vegan diet column was so popular. I think it shows that people want to feel healthy, lose weight, and have more energy without having to pop a pill. The vegan diet did that for me, and I think it inspired a lot of others that it could do it for them.
The question I received more than any other from the vegan diet column was what I include in my green nutrition shake. Before I reveal what I put in my nutrition shake, a BIG disclaimer. I am not a doctor. I am not a nutritionist. Please don’t blindly follow my advice. Speak to your doctor — preferably a doctor with an emphasis on nutrition an holistic health — before you take anything.
Here are the components to my green nutrition shake for my vegan diet . . .
Morning Green Nutritional and Protein Shake
To avoid unnecessary calories, I use about 14 ounces of cold water with ice.