Take Dr. Turner ND’s 3-month breakfast challenge – you won’t believe the benefits!
I have been drinking this for months and I have never felt better. Give it a go and let us know what you think! No fancy blender needed, just a shaker cup or a mason jar! Start your day off right and serve in a special glass if you have time.
Go to your local health food store and pick up these simple items to mix in a shaker cup with as much water as you prefer (I prefer less water!) and begin your day by drinking these three ingredients:
Creatine: Did you know this is one of the only supplements proven to increase energy, muscle growth/recovery, and brain power? Yes, it’s true – it is not just for muscle-bound body builders anymore because almost everyone can take it for mental function, energy, and preserving muscle mass. It is also excellent for concussion victims. Take 5 grams – about 1 tsp. per day and make sure its pure and simple creatine with no added sugars or caffeine. My mixture is clean with some extra benefits, such as glutamine and amino acids that aid in muscle recovery, and it is called Creatine, BCAA and Antioxidants. You have a choice of flavoured (berry) or unflavoured.
Marine Collagen (hydrolyzed and with Vitamin C): As we age, our body’s ability to produce new collagen declines and existing collagen begins to break down. The loss of collagen effects skin, joints, and bones. The decreased collagen may also lead to increased digestive problems, weakened immune system, and increased risk of chronic illness. A recent article in the Globe and Mail turned me on to collagen’s benefits for tendons, bones, ligaments, and repair after exercise as the scientists gave 15 grams to the athletes (so you will need to take about one and a half tablespoons). The researchers saw great improvements in the 15-gram dose. By the way, 5 – 10 grams didn’t do the trick – it must be 15g or more. Since then I have gone on to find these additional benefits of marine collagen: it builds bone strength, boosts thyroid, improves skin, hair, and nails – and even wrinkles, stabilizes blood sugar, boost the mood hormone and brain function, reduces inflammation, heals inflammation and immunity within the gut and helps with joint pain. Read more about Marine Collagen in this blog post. Clear Medicine has flavoured and unflavoured collagen from Nova Scotia – my home province!! Shop here
Soluble Fibre – tasteless and also gives your body the added daily fibre it needs. Soluble fibre helps maintain the health of the gastrointestinal system. Fibre’s ability to slow gastric emptying helps to increase satiety, which may be helpful for individuals who are trying to reduce energy consumption and lose weight. Soluble fibre is not digestible by enzymes in the gastrointestinal system but is instead fermented by healthy bacteria in the gut.
Whey Protein: For immunity, muscle, metabolic, antioxidant and strength benefits toss 1 to 2 scoops (at least 20 to 30 grams for women; and 30 to 40 grams for most men) in your cup. I prefer vanilla flavour because it can mix easily with the creatine and collagen. If you can’t take whey protein – plant based proteins can work too. Shop now.
Take my 3 month breakfast challenge now. Let me know how you are doing on it – comment on my Instagram.
Need a Shaker Cup? We love our Clear Medicine one, not only is it small and portable, it also had separate compartments to keep your powders and supplements in. Win – Win! Check it out here.