Amazing Cacao and Healing/Vegetable Drinks
...helping me to feel the best ever!
Date: 7/18/2009 2:58:08 PM ( 12 y ) ... viewed 2115 times
Let's see. Here's a new habit I've just started a few days ago starting each day with a glass of water infused with the juice of 1/2 to 1 fresh lime or lemon with NO sweetener.
According to the wonderful herbalist Brigitte Mars (author of many books and a raw foodist for some years now), this is one of the best things to do for the KIDNEYS -- to start each day with something sour. In the commercial diets (as seen on TV) so much emphasis is placed on SALTY and SWEET that we can easily forget there are three other flavors important to balance us out. Hopefully I'm saying it right that those other three are SOUR, BITTER and PUNGENT. Lemon/lime is sour, an example of bitter is dandelion greens and the like, and an example of pungent (I believe) is garlic.
I asked Brigitte if it would be okay to add some sweetener to that sour morning drink and she said it is best NOT to add the sweetener for the SOUR healing drink.
Cacao nibs have been GREAT lately. I am THRILLED to learn from a video of David Wolfe (and Nick Good) on YouTube -- in part 6 of 10 parts is where I think I heard it -- that many raw foodists are having their dental cavities HEALED from eating a lot of CACAO. He explains that this is because of the MAGNESIUM (of which cacao may be the greatest source). If I remember right, magnesium is needed for the calcium to do its thing. WOW, this is GREAT. I was worried about saving up hundreds to thousands of dollars for a dental visit but -- (sorry dentists, I know a FEW of you are actually conscious and good at what you do but MOST of you seem to make teeth WORSE...but I digress...) -- now I shall spend that money on CACAO and SUPER FOODS which yes, cost more, but are nutrient-dense and make me feel FANTASTICALLY
(too bad the curezone software will probably not keep the creating spacing I used there, oh well...)
Anyhow, today my cacao drink was:
Maybe 1/4-1/3 c. cacao nibs pounded in mortar and pestle
small handful raw cashews
small handful brazil nuts
1.5 TBL agave nectar
dropperful or so of liquid stevia
pinch of Celtic sea salt
1/3 vanilla bean, minced
3 c. pure water
1 TBL. Mojo Maya (or is it Mayan Mojo?) -- it's a breadnut product from the rainforest used as a coffee substitute and I LOVE it in my cacao shakes
All blended at HIGHEST speed in the Blendtec blender (which is like a Vitamix only computerized). Oh, and today I added a quarter tsp. cayenne pepper -- NICE.
And...I had a salad with organic red leaf lettuce and organic tomatoes, organic olive oil, organic red wine vinegar, some thin slices of onion and some Celtic sea salt.
And then I have my veggie drink which I am beginning to drink now:
carrots (a bunch -- maybe 18 carrots)
celery (about half a head)
apple (one Fuji)
3 cloves garlic
All the above through the juicer then most of it put into the blender with garden KALE and New Zealand Spinach, blended at high speed, then added 1 TBL organic spirulina (another SUPERFOOD) and blended that at the low speed and then poured in the rest of the juice. So that's my veggie juice.
As time goes on I'll be using less and less carrots, but a lot depends on what is available to me.
Oh, and I joined David Wolfe's pay site "TheBestDayEver.com" but IF you want to join that site do yourself a favor and WAIT a week or few, because the site got hacked big-time recently and they have more subscribers than they were prepared for and well it's a big mess with a lot of people who have already paid and can't get onto the site yet. (I was blocked for a week after I joined and consider myself lucky to have gotten on today!) Lots of INCREDIBLE information there.
Oh, and today was DAY FOUR of me doing my 20-minute sunning thing out on the organic grass in my courtyard between 11am-1pm. It feels SO GOOD to finally be taking care of myself better. I have known I needed more vitamin D for a long time and had not really being doing anything about it. Really it is so EASY (at least for me in my situation) to do this and am so glad I am FINALLY doing it...!
Wishing you an AMAZING day...!
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