A homemade nutrient-rich Ensure drink alternative with CBD

Published Jun 6, 2021 01:00 p.m. ET
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Not everyone sees the need for a supplement drink like ensure in their diet, but those that do are faced with an extravagant cost that can be a terrible burden. While it’s nice to have the convenience of pre-made drinks, you won’t find anything more nutritious or delicious than those that you can whip up right at home. Here, we’re going to show you how to make a homemade ensure drink alternative, and it includes an extra kick thanks to a small but mighty dose of CBD.

Reasons for using ensure

Boost and Ensure drink supplements are designed to provide you with all the nutrients that are needed to get through the day. In some cases, they may be recommended for things like increasing protein intake or managing blood sugar levels, but most of the time, people rely on them when they struggle to eat enough. Ensure is also one of the blandest and easiest to digest nutrition shakes out there, which makes it perfect for those who struggle to keep food down.

What makes this the perfect alternative to the Ensure drink

Chugging back an Ensure drink will definitely give you the most basic nutrients that your body needs, but it’s also full of preservatives, and it doesn’t contain much for therapeutic elements. This alternative to the healthy drinks, on the other hand, will be freshly made in your kitchen using wholesome all-natural ingredients and absolutely no preservatives which makes it a whole lot better for your overall health.

How to make CBD nutrition shakes

When you need Ensure or something similar, you’ll want a simple solution that can go just as far for less money, and that’s what this delicious shake has to offer. Lucky for you, it’s also relatively easy to make, and this combination of ingredients will provide more benefits than you’ll ever find in a store-bought option. To make things even better, we include both vanilla and chocolate flavor options, so why not save your cash and get started on making your own nutrition shakes today!

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Calories: 355

Servings: 4


  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1 banana (optional)
  • 1 package instant pudding powder (chocolate or vanilla)
  • 2/3 cup Nestle Carnation breakfast powder
  • ½ cup non-fat powdered milk
  • 1 tablespoon CBD infused coconut oil (more or less according to preference)


  • Blender
  • 1-gallon pourable container with lid


  1. Peel and blend the banana into a paste in a blender.

  2. Pour in the whole milk and then pulse the ingredients together on medium speed until they are thoroughly combined.

  3. Now toss in the rest of the ingredients and blend everything together until the mixture reaches a nice thick consistency and even color.

Serving tips and tricks

These CBD nutrition shakes are delicious on their own, but if you want to take the flavor up a notch, then you can serve them with a topping like sprinkles, chocolate shavings, or a cherry. Though they are the best when they’re served and enjoyed fresh, you can keep this mixture for up to 6 days in the refrigerator. Since this particular recipe only makes 4 servings, that’ll be enough for 1 a day for 4 days, so 6 gives you a day or two that you can skip without risking waste.

If you need a longer shelf life, then the only other option is freezing which can last up to a month without impacting the flavor or nutritional value of the ingredients, but this must be done using freezer-safe storage options that are airtight to avoid freezer burn. This is the perfect solution for camping or long-term stay-cations where it might be difficult to make up these healthy drinks fresh.

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