Originally created for feeding tubes and people too ill to eat, greed on the part of industrialists, and laziness on the part of the consumer have made these products very popular. Unfortunately, they are made from cheap processed and highly refined foods and synthetic chemicals; it is not good for you, and will not build your health. So if you are concerned about your health, make your own healthful substitute. Just run the following through the blender until very smooth.
And don’t worry about the fats; less than 3% butterfat, and you cannot absorb the calcium in the milk. Otherwise, proteins in animal milk will strip calcium from your bones and teeth so that it can be absorbed andutilized. Also, coconut fat, though saturated, is comprised of medium-chain fatty acids, triglycerides, something we North Americans tend to have missing from our low-fat diets, but which the brain must have for its continued health.
1 tin evaporated milk
½ c. 3% (homo) milk
2 c. Nut cream*
1 t. Vanilla, pure
½ c. Fresh fruit / berries, pureed
2-3 T. Protein powder /whey powder / nutritional yeast (not baker’s yeast)
1 T. Coconut milk
¾ c. Fresh flaxseed, ground
1 t. Greens / 2 t. Fresh sprouts**
2 T. Raw cashews
1 T. Maple syrup, pure
½ c. Water
¼ c. Raw blanched almonds
2 T. Maple syrup, pure
2 c. Water
Grind the nuts at the bottom of the blender until you have a fine powder. Slowly drizzle in the maple syrup, then the water. Your patience will ensure you don’t have too much ‘grit’ in the milk. If for a patient who is very weak, use almond milk rather than the cream.
**Fresh Sprouts For Enzymes
Take an awl or punch to the lid of a clean Mason jar and punch a few small holes. Into the Mason jar put 1 T. Of dry mung beans, and cover them with water overnight. Next day, drain the beans. On the following day, rinse the beans and drain them. Repeat, and when the roots are about 1” long, you can use them. You can have two jars going for sprouts on a daily basis.
I have too many very sick people in my local community, some of whom are fighting cancer without the benefit of referrals to oncological nutritionists, or without financial support from the Government for extra needs. I try to help, so have written an easy-to-read booklet for for all the times I have been asked to jot down what they need to do, which I can send you if you think it will help. In the meantime, anyone who is ill should start drinking a lot of distilled water to help clear out the inorganic sludge from their kidneys (think of the flakes at the bottom of your kettle – that’s what can wind up in your kidneys) and add a pinch of pink Himalayan salt to that water for its beneficial and easily-absorbable organic minerals. Or to bottled or filtered water if you have no access to the distilled water. That in itself can markedly improve one’s health within a week. Stevia is good, but milk and sugar in daily coffee and tea is not helpful at all. Diet drinks and sodas are really bad for healthy people, let alone children, seniors and sick folks, so just don’t go there. But do invest in your health with the following!
Detoxifying, Cold-Thwarting Foot Soak
In a basin of comfortably hot water, put:
½ c. Epsom salts
2 T. Bentonite clay
1 T. Apple cider vinegar
Make a cup of chai with ajwain seeds. When it is ready, soak your feet for 20 minutes in this foot bath. It is very helpful after getting chilled or when feeling depleted, just before bedtime. Especially with a drink of hot lemon and honey (or apple cider vinegar and honey) if you don’t have the chai handy. The drink, though acid in itself, will actually help keep the body from flipping into an acidic state over night, which is the shift that happens to launch colds and flu.
|5 slices fresh ginger
5 pods cardamom
4 black peppercorns
1 cinnamon stick
2 c. Boiling water
(1 black tea bag – optional)
(1/4 t. Ajwain – in the international aisle)
Pour boiling water over all and allow to steep from 5 to 40 minutes. The ajwain is used in the north of India to stop colds, and 3 pinches a day will do just that! Be warned, it does taste like thyme so you might rather put it in soups and salads, or chase a pinch down with water as soon as you get a sniffle. This has kept people from having recurring laryngitis, bronchitis and pneumonia, once they have gotten off the antibiotics.
Some people like evaporated or condensed milk in their chai.
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Nelsie’s Cupboard, and
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