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Jini’s assistant Savannah here — you may have already heard, but Absorb Plus has gone VEGAN! Many of you have been waiting a LONG time for this (I know), and I am excited to announce the time has FINALLY come. If this is news to you, check out Jini’s recent blog post and YouTube video.

In celebration of our new Absorb Plus VEGAN launch, I wanted to share with you some delicious, nutritional recipe ideas! Keep in mind, adding anything other than water or cold-pressed oil means the shake is no longer elemental – so for those of you following a strict elemental diet, only the first recipe will work for you.

A half-elemental diet, however, may be a good alternative to try for those who are struggling to adhere to a 100% elemental diet. In fact, there are actually some benefits to half-elemental diets – read Jini’s blog post about a clinical trial where they assessed 26 patients with Crohn’s Disease using a combination of an elemental diet for half of their food intake (900 – 1200 calories per day) and then whatever they wished for the other half (“free diet”).

♥ CLASSIC ABSORB PLUS SHAKE

  • Pour 1 cup (8 ounces) of cold water* into a blender, then add:
  • 1 tsp. – 1 tbsp. organic flax, MCT, or Udo’s Oil (as much as you can tolerate)
  • 4 level scoops Absorb Plus VEGAN
  • Absorb Plus should ONLY be blended on LOW speed for a maximum of 10 seconds
  • Pour into a glass over ice and drink slowly.

*Use cold or room temperature water (spring or filtered recommended). Do not use hot water. You can use liquids other than water (raw milk, almond milk, rice milk), but keep in mind the shake will no longer be elemental.

♥ FRUIT & RICE PROTEIN SHAKE

This is a yummy recipe I found on Dr. Mark Hyman’s website. with a couple variations of my own. This shake is chock full of natural antioxidants and great for balancing your blood sugar.

*Please note when adding items like fruit, nuts, etc. to your Absorb Plus shakes, add them FIRST and then blend as desired – lastly, add the Absorb Plus and any Udo’s or Flax oil (which also should not be whipped on anything but low speed) for a quick, low speed blend.

Blend together first:

  • 1/2 Cup Fresh Or Frozen Noncitrus Organic Fruit (such as Cherries, Blueberries, Raspberries, Strawberries, Peaches, Pears, or Bananas)
  • 2 Tablespoons Sprouted Chia/Flaxseed powder
  • 1/4 Cup Nuts (optional – Soaked overnight, such as Almonds, Walnuts, Pecans, or any combination)
  • 6-8 Ounces Filtered Water (more or less, as needed, to achieve desired consistency)
  • Ice (made from filtered water), if desired

Add, then blend on LOW for max 10 seconds:

    • 1 Tablespoon Organic Flax Oil or Udo’s Oil
    • 4 level scoops of Absorb Plus Vegan (Unsweetened Vanilla Brûlée is recommended, however you may use either flavor according to your own taste buds and what you prefer. If you are using a different rice protein, follow directions for the serving size of the product you pick.)

    ♥ NUT SHAKE 

    This is another great recipe I found on Dr. Mark Hyman’s website, again with a couple variations of my own.

    Blend together first:

    • 1/2 Cup Almond or Hazelnut Milk (unsweetened, gluten-free)
    • 1/4 Cup Nuts Soaked overnight, such as Almonds, Walnuts, Pecans, or any combination)
    • 2 Tablespoons Sprouted Chia/Flaxseed powder
    • 2-4 Ounces Filtered Water (more or less, as needed, to achieve desired consistency)
    • Ice (made from filtered water), if desired

    Add, then blend on LOW for max 10 seconds:

    • 1 Tablespoon Organic Flax Oil or Udo’s Oil
    • 4 level scoops of Absorb Plus Vegan (Mocha Latte is recommended, however you may use either flavor according to your own taste buds and what you prefer. If you are using a different rice protein, follow directions for the serving size of the product you pick)

    ♥ JINI’S VEGAN IBD DIET SHAKE

    Blend together first:

    • 1 cup fresh, whole, raw coconut water (not from concentrate)
    • 1/2 avocado (if you need to gain weight, add more avocado)
    • Add stevia to sweeten if needed

    Add, then blend on LOW for max 10 seconds:

    • 2 scoops Absorb Plus Vegan (either flavor, with no added greens, superfoods, fibre, etc.)

    ♥ BLACKBERRY CHIA NUT SHAKE

    This delicious recipe is one I found on Better Me For Life. I made a few adjustments of my own, but you can modify as you wish.

    Blend together first:

    • 3/4 cup blackberries, fresh or frozen
    • 1 Tablespoon Sprouted Chia/Flaxseed powder
    • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
    • 1/8 cup hazelnuts or almonds (Soaked overnight)
    • 3/4 cup water or unsweetened almond milk (more or less, depending on your desired consistency)
    • 4 to 5 ice cubes (skip if using frozen fruit)

    Add, then blend on LOW for max 10 seconds:

    • 4 level scoops Absorb Plus Vegan (Unsweetened Vanilla Brûlée is recommended, however you may use either flavor according to your own taste buds and what you prefer. If you are using a different rice protein, follow directions for the serving size of the product you pick)

    ♥ COFFEE LOVERS SHAKE

    This is a recipe I drew from Kristina LaRue’s nutritional blog Love & Zest. With our Mocha Latte flavor, I thought this would be a great addition to the list! Again, I made a few adjustments of my own, but you can modify as you wish.

    Blend together first:

      • 1/2 ripe banana
      • 1-2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk (depending on your desired consistency)
    • 1 1/2 cups of ice
    • Sprinkle of cacao nibs for topping (optional)
    • Add stevia and sweeten to taste (optional)

    Add, then blend on LOW for max 10 seconds:

    Have any recipe ideas of your own? Or perhaps some variations on the ones above? Please share them below!