Some mornings I wake up and wonder, “What am I going to make for breakfast?” I am tired from being up late then getting up early and I want to get moving with my day, BUT I also want to enjoy a nutritious gluten free breakfast myself, and also want to provide that for my family. My go to breakfast that can be made in under 3 minutes?
Chandice’s Reliv Morning Start Meal
1 c. plain gluten free yogurt
1 c. organic milk
1 heaping Tbls. gluten free peanut butter
2 scoops Reliv Now for kids in chocolate flavor
3 cups fresh, organic spinach
1 c. ice
*Combine everything in the blender adding the spinach last and using a spoon to push down into the rest of the mixed shake. Mix until everything is smooth and enjoy! Looks a little green but it can be a “mock” mint chocolate shake! Or you can add a little mint and really make it a mint chocolate shake. Either way, it is a delicious way to get spinach into your family at breakfast. You can’t even taste it! This recipe feeds a family of 4.
This is the shake that I make for my whole family. I love it because my boys think they are getting a real treat for breakfast but little do they know they are eating plain yogurt and spinach! My hubby really enjoys these shakes as well and encourages me to make them multiple mornings a week. It was so funny, my almost 3 year old said to me, “Mom, what are we having for breakfast?” This was on a Monday morning and we had left over chocolate chip gluten free pancakes from Sunday brunch so I told him, “Yay! We have leftover chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast!” He responded with, “Again? Can we just have shakes?” Can you believe it?! I was so thrilled my little guy wanted a yogurt and spinach filled shake over chocolate chip pancakes, but that just goes to show how yummy it is.
Some other Reliv products my husband and I enjoy using for our own snacks throughout the day are the Reliv Classic and the Reliv Innergize. We combine them to make this delicious, gluten free shake.
12 oz. filtered water
1 scoop Reliv Classis
1/2 scoop Reliv Innergize
1/2 dropper of vanilla cream liquid stevia drops (I like Sweet Leaf for this flavor, but whatever works)
*Put everything in a blender bottle and shake, shake, shake until the lumps are gone. Enjoy! This tastes just like an orange dreamsicle…mmm!!! This is a single serve recipe.
I really enjoy the Reliv Innergize because it helps me when I am lagging especially right after lunch. This product also comes in lemon flavor which is fun for changing up the drink flavors. Reliv Classic gives me the nutrients I need from a meal while also providing me with a quick and easy meal replacement. Reliv also gives me the confidence that I need in knowing that what I put into my body is gluten free. Dr. Carl Hastings, is the top food scientist with Reliv. He has addressed the gluten free testing that is being done saying that testing is done on the FDA
recommended <20ppm. Testing results have shown below <5ppm. However, Reliv cannot guarantee those results each time so they never refer to that amount exclusively. I think it is great that they are so rigorous in their testing and are always coming in under 20ppm and often times as low as 5ppm. That gives me great comfort. Here is a nice article on gluten free living from Reliv's blog, http://wordpress.reliv.com/publicblog/healthy-living-tips/to-be-or-not-to-be-gluten-free/. While this article is more directed to the general public, rather than those with celiac disease who don’t have a choice in living gluten free, I think it is great that they are bringing more attention to the benefits of living a gluten free lifestyle. Thank you Reliv for providing gluten free product for those of us who need it.
These are the friends who introduced us to the gluten free Reliv products.
*Please keep in mind that this is not a dedicated gluten free facility. They do however, meet the standards for gluten free labeling. Please always use your own discretion when choosing to enjoy a gluten free product as we are not responsible for any one else and their consumption of these products.
**Reliv provided me with sample product for review purposes on this website. I was not paid or compensated in any other way for my reviews. They are my opinions and my opinions alone.