Saskatoon berry whole food protein shake (raw & easy to make)

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This 2-minute (sprouting time is not included) whole food protein shake is low in fat, and filling. Precisely what raw vegans, and vegans look for!

While being moderately sweet and relatively low in calories (~250) the shake will leave you full, and happy until the next meal. Thanks to protein in quinoa, and fiber in Saskatoon berries.

Quinoa… It will feed you with 9 grams of protein (1).

In addition, you know that quinoa is very healthy otherwise. But yours will be massively more healthy because you will be sprouting it!

Saskatoon berries… Only 1/3 cup will pump you with LOTS of fiber. How do I know this? Well, because 3 cups of Saskatoons would give you the total amount of fiber (soluble and insoluble) that you are supposed to have in a whole day!

Saskatoon berries?

Yep.

  • to me they taste like a mix of blubbery and apple. But more fibrous than either
  • they grow in the wild
  • and what’s fascinating is, they got more antioxidants than blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and even bilberries (2)! I think they are just too good to be in the wild with barely anybody picking them!

If you are curious about the berries of Native Indians, I go in depth about Saskatoons here.

Saskatoon berry whole food protein shake (raw and easy to make) - ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sprouted quinoa (takes at least 12 hours to sprout)
  • 1/3 cup Saskatoon berries
  • 1/4 sour apple
  • stevia leaf

To sprout your quinoa you need

  • 4 tbsp apple cider vinegar (or juice of a lemon)

Directions

Quinoa

  1. Wash quinoa grain, put it into a stainless or glass bowl, and add warm water (go 2 inches above the top of the grain).
  2. Add apple cider vinegar (or lemon juice), stir, and leave in warm place.
  3. If the seeds don’t sprout within 12 hours, rinse, and drain all excess water, and keep the seeds in warm place for another 12 hours.
  4. When sprouted, rinse quinoa several times before using.

Saskatoon berries

  1. Go, and enjoy berry-picking, like your grandma once did! You know or saw Saskatoon berries if you live in western Canada, western US, or Alaska.
  2. If there are no Saskatoons in your area, replace them with some other sour-sweet berries. Blueberries or bilberries are good options.

Shake

  1. Blend quinoa, berries, and apple until smooth (you should be able to blend without water)
  2. Sweeten with stevia leaf if you have a sweet tooth.
  3. Garnish with fresh mint leaf, and smiles 🙂

For more recipes and information on the challenges of the raw food diet, go to: https://liveonalive.com


 

Main references:

1. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/11-proven-benefits-of-quinoa

2. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1300/J492v05n03_10

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amelanchier_alnifolia

https://liveonalive.com/what-is-a-saskatoon-berry-id-say-a-kid-of-blueberry-and-apple/

Margarita Ivaniuk

Health-related field started to interest me in the early childhood. In 2012, I began eating almost exclusively (about 95%) raw foods. With all the wonderful side effects such as losing the majority of unwanted pounds, increased endurance in running, the skin condition that I battled for so long vanished.I have lived in Calgary, Alberta for the past 14 years.

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