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Dr. Mark Hyman’s Favorite Superfood Breakfast Smoothie

February 22, 2013

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Integrative Nutrition visiting teacher Dr. Mark Hyman is a respected physician and world-renowned leader in functional medicine, which believes in addressing and preventing the root cause of chronic illness through healthy eating and a balanced lifestyle. He’s also a passionate health and nutrition advocate, inspirational speaker, and the author of many bestselling books including UltraPrevention, UltraMetabolism, and The Blood Sugar Solution. 

In this video, How Health Coaches Will Change the Future of Healthcare, Dr. Hyman explains that while doctors often primarily treat symptoms, Health Coaches provide information and support to facilitate behavior change that will prevent disease and promote true wellness. 

What better place to start than first thing in the morning? Eating a healthy breakfast helps to balance blood sugar throughout the day, and provides ample energy, giving you a mental and physical advantage to achieve your goals. We asked Dr. Hyman, “What's your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?” Read below for his response! 

My favorite breakfast is quick, easy and delicious and packed with superfoods that balance blood sugar, promote weight loss, and keep me going all the way through to lunch. If I start the day like this, my eating is balanced and under control all day. It gets my metabolism going and shuts off all cravings! 

Whole Food Protein Shake
By Mark Hyman 

  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
  • 4 walnuts
  • 3 Brazil nuts
  • 1 large banana
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin coconut oil
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup water

1. Combine all of the ingredients in an electric blender.

2. Blend on high speed until smooth (about 2 minutes). If the shake is too thick, add more water until you reach a thick but drinkable consistency. Serve chilled.

Thank you, Dr. Hyman! We are excited to make this nutrient-packed shake.

Find a healthy version of your favorite meal in Dr. Hyman’s latest book, The Blood Sugar Solution Cookbook. When you purchase a copy of the cookbook from this link, you will be provided with exclusive bonuses including a one-week gluten-free meal plan, access to Dr. Hyman’s videos, and an invitation for an upcoming live online presentation.

To learn more from Dr. Mark Hyman, tune into our exclusive interview with him.

What’s your favorite healthy breakfast?

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