The Dream Shake 2011

No, not a new video, sorry to get your hopes up. Just a 2 year old video of me making “The Dream Shake”.

However, I will share the new Dream Shake of 2011 today, which as you might have guessed, is insanely awesome and far improved.

TDS 2011 typically consists of,

  • Raw grass fed whole milk
  • Raw grass fed half and half
  • Coconut milk
  • Virgin coconut oil
  • Almond butter
  • Saigon cinnamon (delicious!)
  • 1 raw egg yolk
  • 1-2 scoops of grass fed whey protein
  • 1 banana
  • frozen berries (blue, straw, ras)
  • full fat yogurt
  • various rock and sea salts
  • raw unfiltered honey

They whey flavor varies from vanilla to strawberry to chocolate. I find vanilla easiest to mess around with where as strawberry and chocolate are more intense. I typically do not add more than 1 type of fruit to the mix. The rest of the ingredients are pretty standard for my shakes however and are always included (unless I forget or run out).

For clarification purposes, yes, when I say half and half as an ingredient, I mean making the entire shake with half and half as a base. Combined with the other ingredients, this makes The Dream Shake almost a “fat” shake, Free the Animal style, more than a protein shake.

Also interesting to note, if I mix in too much raw grass fed heavy cream with raw grass fed milk, the shake tends to “fluff” to an ice cream like consistency and is insanely delicious. More interesting to note that this marvelous phenomenon only happens with the raw stuff, never the ultra pasteurized fucking garbage available at local grocery stores like Wal-Mart.

Further clarifying, I discard the raw egg white because it screws digestion up so far as I am aware. The yolk however is delicious and adds texture (although with abundant raw cream in the shake in some cases, this becomes hard to even detect, but is noticeable when only using milk).

Further adding, I typically eat dark chocolate with my shakes, take cod liver oil, and 6,000 IU of Vitamin D3, and as of recently, 50mg of zinc (most days of the week). I would happily add cocoa powder to my shakes if I were inspired to obtain some in the first place. Adding dark chocolate pieces to the shake is kinda dumb though because it all sinks to the bottom.


My blender broke the other day, but for the weeks leading up to that, I was having a Dream Shake almost daily. I will continue to do so once I fix it or get a new one. I do not consider it a food supplement. It’s simply food. A complete meal. If I make it large enough it’s more calories in a single drink than most people eat in a day.

Sadly, it packs more actual nutrition than most people eat in a given week.

— Anthony Dream Johnson

About Anthony Dream Johnson

CEO, founder, and architect of The 21 Convention, Anthony Dream Johnson is the leading force behind the world's first and only "panorama event for life on earth". He has been featured on WGN Chicago, and in the NY Times #1 best seller The Four Hour Work Week.    His stated purpose for the work he does is "the actualization of the ideal man", a purpose that has led him to found and host The 21 Convention across 3 continents and for 6 years in a row. Anthony blogs vigorously at and

15 Responses to The Dream Shake 2011

  1. Situate October 8, 2011 at 3:39 pm #

    You can make your own whey at home in no time. Easy, healthy, self-reliant, self-empowering, and ruggedly individualist.

    And you need to add marinephytoplanktons to your food regimine. They can mixed in smoothies. And raw leafy green smoothies are more nutrient dense than fruit smoothies.

    start growing kale and collards in your backyard.

  2. Basti October 8, 2011 at 6:45 pm #

    i love your posts on nutrition. i wonder though, why take the extra zinc? do you think you don’t get enough by eating paleo?

    btw i’ve been told that if you take zinc on an empty stomach it gets absorbed much better.

    • Anthony Dream Johnson October 10, 2011 at 10:34 am #

      I might, I might not. It’s so cheap to experiment with I figured why not. It’s also possible I was getting “enough”, to avoid deficiency problems, but not what would be optimal.

      I’ve also been having a lot of sex over the past ~45 days. Essentially every day, and sometimes twice a day. At 23, and eating properly, my seminal volume is “a lot”, to say the least. In light of this, I was motivated to try taking extra zinc (semen containing a significant amount, from my understanding).

  3. Situate October 8, 2011 at 7:20 pm #

    You forgot to list the flaxseeds in the recipe above. You can also use hemp or chia seeds, both more nutrient dense than flax, if I remember correctly. The best coconut ice cream is from the brand Coconut Bliss. Expensive but worth it.

    Agave. The latest research shows that its almost as bad or perhaps just as bad for you as high fructose corn syrup. However every once in a while won’t hurt.

    • Anthony Dream Johnson October 8, 2011 at 9:07 pm #

      I love how you come in locust/plague like waves of comments. It’s not just one, it’s like 10 in a row. Yippee!

    • Anthony Dream Johnson October 8, 2011 at 9:08 pm #

      Oh, yeah, should have mentioned to leave out the flax and agave nectar (which is what that coconut icecream is sweetened with). I assumed to much in listing my current ingredient list (and the lack of those you mentioned).

  4. MC October 8, 2011 at 8:06 pm #

    I just bought a blender today, and ingredients for a shake, I was just looking at your old video yesterday to get an idea of what I should get. So it’s cool you posted this.

    What I got so far was:

    New Zealand whey protein
    coconut milk
    coconut oil
    organic pasteurized butter (not sure if it’s grass fed)
    frozen raspberries
    sea salt
    raw unfiltered honey
    saigon cinnamon
    vitamin D3 (in liquid form, not sure if I’d be better of taking it in a capsule)
    filtered water

    That was all I got for the shake, but haven’t actually blended one together yet to see how it tastes. I have free range eggs as well, so I might add in the raw egg yolk. Full fat yogurt might be worth trying since you mentioned it, and I might buy some dark chocolate to eat on the side.

    • Anthony Dream Johnson October 8, 2011 at 9:13 pm #

      Cool beans. Couple notes,

      -So long as the butter blends well, it’s completely exchangeable with heavy cream for the shake.
      -KerryGold butter is easy to find all around the world and is always grass fed.
      -Make sure you put enough frozen berries (and if not, ice cubes) to make the shake ultra cold.
      -If you will be eating no carbs the rest of the day, don’t be shy with the honey =).
      -The yogurt makes the shake especially awesome if I don’t have access to raw milk and raw cream.
      -The liquid D3 should be fine. The only kind you want to avoid is the dry form (meaning, liquid form and gel capsule form are OK).

      • MC October 9, 2011 at 11:29 am #

        I just blended one together, but did it without the yogurt for now. It tasted pretty good, but it tasted too raspberry for me. I think I’ll lighten that up a bit and add in the ice cubes.

        I’m also thinking about ditching the coconut milk and putting more emphasis on the coconut oil and grass fed butter(once I get it). Kerrygold’s website treats Canada as USA when you go to it, so not sure if they sell it here, will look out for it though, but also found some butter where they say their cows are grass fed throughout the spring and summer, but they have to change the menu when it comes time to winter.

        They seem to care about their cows cause they also don’t use antibiotics and growth hormone on them, but not sure what they change their menu to during the winter. I’ll have to ask them when I go get it.

      • Aaron October 14, 2011 at 4:12 am #

        Why is it that we are avoiding the dry form? (assuming dry form is dry pills)

      • Angel February 26, 2012 at 5:26 am #

        You can melt the chocolate so it dissolves.
        I love mixing 100% dark chocolate, organic raw honey and stevia with my almond butter, and just eat it right out of the jar with a spoon.

        I also found a way of eating more butter: Make your own chocolate bars by melting it with chocolate and poping it in the freezer! (you can add stevia/espresso yum!)

  5. Brett October 10, 2011 at 3:51 pm #

    Anthony, what brand of grass-fed whey do you typically use?

  6. NJ October 10, 2011 at 4:14 pm #

    Just a tip on water.

    Finding the best possible source of water can be just as or even more important than food. Spring water is though to be at the top of the food chain. I use to spend $20 for 5gallons from Mountain Valley Spring water. But later switched to collecting my own water from a spring locally using (

    Free web site that identifies wild spring water locations across the nation.

    Have never been better hydrated in my life.

    Spring water has been underground anywhere from hundreds to thousands of year and is free from contamination/ environmental toxins. Also, I use 5 gallon glass jugs to collect to avoid the estrogen effects associated with BPA in plastic. Collect about 40 Gallons a trip and last about a month.

    Could be a great next step for those looking to improve their diet.

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