Celebrity chef Rachel Allen’s healthy shake recipes using Formula 1

HEALTHY, delicious and quick to whip up, BBC chef Rachel Allen’s Herbalife Nutrition shake recipes make nourishing snacks or meals for any time of the day…

Looking to try something new for breakfast or lunch this week? Talented chef Rachel Allen has come up with two nutritious recipes using Herbalife Nutrition Formula 1 to tempt those taste buds. Whether you’re wanting to control your weight, increase your protein intake, maintain muscle mass or simply enjoy a healthy meal – they take just minutes to whip up and feature readily available ingredients that you can pick up from your local supermarket or greengrocers.

The benefits of these shakes are plentiful. Not only are they packed with the high-quality vitamins, minerals and protein found in Herbalife Nutrition Formula 1 , they also contain the natural goodness of colourful fruit & vegetables – providing a balanced, protein-centric meal that will fuel your body with goodness.


Green Goddess
Super fresh and light, this is a phytonutrient booster shake to enjoy at any time of the day (and a brilliant way to get your greens in). The addition of lemon or lime juice brings a lovely zesty flavour….so delicious.

Serves 1

  • 26g Formula 1 Vanilla flavour
  • 100g raw celery, roughly chopped
  • 100g raw cucumber, roughly chopped
  • 100g raw spinach, roughly chopped
  • 3 tablespoons lemon or lime juice
  • 250ml milk
  • 150g ice

Blend all the ingredients together until completely smooth. Taste and add a little more lemon or lime juice if you wish.


Fruit burst
This fabulous Fruit Burst shake will put a pep in your step at any time of the day, and with the addition of oats it’ll keep you going when you’re really busy. Using seasonal berries will enhance the lovely base flavour of the Formula 1 and you can use frozen berries if you prefer.

Serves 1

  • 26g Formula 1 Raspberry & Blueberry flavour
  • 150g natural yoghurt
  • 100g mango
  • 75g seasonal berries
  • 15g porridge oats
  • 1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice
  • 150g ice

Blend all the ingredients together till completely smooth. Taste and add a little more lemon or lime juice if you wish.


Q&A with Rachel:

Five Minutes with Rachel Allen:

When did you discover a love of food and cooking?
I started baking at an early age, probably about 4 years old, with my mum and my sister. I still remember my mum pulling the chair up to the counter for me to stand on, and loved getting to lick the wooden spoon after making a cake!
What inspired to become a professional chef?
When I went to Ballymaloe at age 18 to learn how to cook, I then and there decided to make it my career.
What is our favourite ‘go-to’ meal?
I find it hard to beat a really good roast chicken with delicious roast or mashed potatoes and lots of vegetables and gravy.
Clearly great nutrition is important to you, what are your favourite ways to get all the good stuff in?!
I eat in season and everything in moderation… most of the time!
What does food mean to you?
Everything. It’s so important for my husband and I to give our children great food in order for them to feel good and to have mental and physical energy.
How did you find creating the recipes using formula 1?
It was great getting to experiment in the kitchen with lots of different fruit, vegetables and herbs too.
You’ve tried a few Herbalife Formula 1 shake variants now – which one is your favourite?
I like the vanilla flavour the most as it’s so versatile and can be used as a base for so many other foods.