Tiger’s Milk Protein Drink

Tigers Milk is an excellent tonic. It supplies protein, essential fatty acids as well as calcium, iron and B vitamins. When I was very active in my 20’s and 30’s I found it good to have a full glass in afternoon, 2 to 3 hours before the evening meal for best result. It gives you a great boost of energy and is perfect for a person who is seriously into health and fitness. Good for a cyclist, rugby or football player, martial artist, swimmer, runner of gym junkie.
Adele Davis, in her book “Lets Get Well” (which was written in about 1970’s) gave the recipe for “Tigers Milk”. The name was copyrighted. She later sold the name to a concern and changed the name to “Pep-up”, This first recipe is Adele Davis’ original recipe, that I have been recommending to patients for ages. The second recipe is my own personal version of Tiger’s Milk. This was a particularly popular beverage with me for years during my active gym years in the 80’s and 90’s.


  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • 1/3 ripe banana
  • 1/4 cup milk powder
  • 1 or 2 tablespoons brewer’s yeast (1 tbsp if you are not used to the taste of the yeast)
  • 2 tablespoons wheat germ
  • Method

  • Mix milk and banana in a blender, and add the yeast, wheat germ, and milk powder. That’s all there is to it. It has a pleasant taste.
  • This is about 40 grams of protein, with minimal calories.
  • Tiger’s Milk could replace breakfast, but over the years I have found that could use a little more fiber in the way of LSA mix (Linseed Sunflower & Almond) which was made popular in the 1980’s by Dr. Sandra Cabot (The Liver Cleansing Diet).

Eric’s Personal Version of Tiger Milk:

Blend 2 cups of Soy or Rice milk with

  • 1 Tblsp flaxseed oil
  • 1 tsp Manuka honey
  • ½  Tblsp Brewers yeast
  • ½  Tblsp Lecithin
  • ½  tsp natural vanilla essence


  •  Shake or blend very well before serving.
  • Optional : Add 1 Teaspoon of Green Barley powder, high in  protein, for an extra boost in energy.