MAKES one 8-ounce (240-ml) serving

PREP TIME: 2 minutes

COOK TIME: —

You can have so much fun with this recipe after you get accustomed to making it. Swap out the almond butter for any nut butter under the sun, and play around with seed butters, too! Swap out the water for brewed coffee, steeped and chilled tea (green tea is awesome here), or nondairy milk.

The collagen is optional, but I’ll never say no to growing healthy hair, skin, and nails. If you don’t do collagen, you can substitute your favorite protein powder, as you can in most of the recipes in this book. The adjustment will change the nutritional details a bit, but it’s better that you make this shake out of your favorite ingredients than avoid it altogether. It’s a simple concept that you will use over and over again.

If you have a concern about consuming raw egg yolk, you could purchase pasteurized eggs or simply leave the egg yolk out of your shake.

4 ice cubes

½ cup (120 ml) water

2 tablespoons collagen peptides or protein powder (optional)

1 tablespoon coconut oil, unflavored MCT oil powder, or ghee

1 tablespoon smooth unsweetened almond butter

1 large egg yolk

1 teaspoon erythritol, or 1 drop liquid stevia

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend on high for 30 seconds or until the ice is pulverized.
  2. Transfer to an 8-ounce (240-ml) or larger glass. Best enjoyed immediately.

STORE IT: If there are leftovers or you need to make the shake ahead of time, store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. When ready to enjoy, give it a little shake. Alternatively, pour the leftovers into ice pop molds and freeze.

make it COCONUT-FREE:

Use MCT oil powder or ghee.

make it DAIRY-FREE:

Do not use ghee.

make it NUT-FREE:

Use a seed butter.

make it VEGETARIAN:

Do not use collagen. Opt for a plant- or egg-based protein powder.

Per serving, made with coconut oil, without collagen/protein powder:

calories: 283 | calories from fat: 244 | total fat: 27.1 g | saturated fat: 14.1 g | cholesterol: 210 mg

sodium: 9 mg | carbs: 3.9 g | dietary fiber: 1.6 g | net carbs: 2.3 g | sugars: 1.1 g | protein: 6.1 g

FAT : 86%
CARBS : 5%
PROTEIN : 9%