If you ever find yourself RUSHING in the morning and you need a quick “meal in a glass,” this Million Dollar Breakfast Shake is for you. The recipe is inspired by my friend Sara, who raved about the Million Dollar Smoothie she had at Sun Life Organics in Malibu, CA for a price of about $15 (gulp!). When she told me about it, I thought, “I can do that! For WAYYYYY LESS than $15 per serving!”

Get a boatload of healthy fat, vitamins and minerals, adaptogens, protein, and fiber with this Million Dollar Breakfast Shake. When I start my day RIGHT with something substantial (rather than with a sugary scone or a paltry piece of fruit), I make better food choices throughout the rest of the day. Try it yourself… See if you get “million dollar results” from this Million Dollar Shake.

Million Dollar Breakfast Shake

makes ONE large, satisfying serving


  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 3 Tbsp water
  • 1 medium banana, peeled and sliced (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 heaping Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder or Raw Cacao Powder
  • 1 heaping Tbsp almond butter (try my super-smooth blanched almond butter)
  • 1-2 tsp local honey
  • 1-2 tsp MCT Oil
  • 1 scoop doTERRA’s V-Shake (which contains ashwagandha extract as well as 7 grams of gluten-free, vegan, soy-free, non-GMO, plant-based protein)
  • 1 tsp Maca Powder
  • 1/8 tsp Himalayan Mineral Salt (do not use iodized table salt, which is highly processed and stripped of natural minerals!)
  • 1 cup hemp milk (or your favorite nondairy milk)
  • 1 Tbsp grass-fed gelatin such as Vital Proteins Grass-Fed Beef Gelatin
  • 1 cup ice cubes or crushed ice

In a small bowl, combine first two ingredients (chia seeds and water). Stir gently with a spoon. Set aside to thicken and “gel” for at least 3 minutes.

While chia and water are gelling, add REMAINING ingredients to your blender in the order listed. Be sure to sprinkle the gelatin in AFTER adding the milk… If you add the gelatin before adding the liquid, it might stick to the bottom of the blender!

Cover blender. Start on low to get things moving, and then slowly increase speed to high. Blend on high for 15-20 seconds.

Scoop in the thick chia-water mixture. Resume blending on high, and blend until smooth and creamy. Serve immediately.

Don’t get caught in a “morning rush” without a plan!

My Million Dollar Breakfast Shake is a great place to start. Although the superfoods included make it look overwhelming, it’s quick and easy once you have all of the ingredients on-hand.

woman juggling fruit

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