There used to be this couple from Kirkwood who came through to Port Elizabeth once a month to sell their nuts and seeds at Art in the Park. Whenever I had the fortune of spotting them, I would purchase their powdered seed mixture that quickly became a sort of favourite of mine. It was simply a mixture of sunflower, sesame, pumpkin and linseed that had been popped into a food processor and turned to powder. I mention this because I have found this powder to be an incredible source of extra protein to add to my shakes. Not only does it add extra flavour, but it adds a bunch of extra yumminess as well. And – if you’re having a problem – linseed can be great for constipation.
Now, the couple has retired so I no longer get seed powder from them, but it is easy enough to make a seed/nut powder combination of our own. Just add seeds and/or nuts and powder them up in the food processor. Do keep in mind that it may be best to keep the powder in the fridge as that will keep it fresh for as long as possible.
Then: make a very yummy shake!
1 cup milk/soymilk
2 tablespoons of vanilla Herbalife shake
1 teaspoon honey (or even just a teaspoon tip if you don’t want it to be too sweet)
1 heaped tablespoon of seed/nut powder (or more if you like – but remember the linseed swells a bit)
Mix it all together in your shaker and enjoy!