Friday, February 4, 2011

Whipped Strawberry Smoothie with Ginseng


Ingredients:

Meat of about a half of one young coconut
3/4 c. Spring Water
1 c. Fresh or Frozen Organic Strawberries
1 Scoop Cold-Processed Strawberry or Vanilla Flavored Organic Whey Powder from Grass-fed Cows
1 T. Raw Honey
1/2 tsp. American Ginseng

Blend till smooth and enjoy.  This has a 'whipped' texture thanks to the cold-processed whey powder.
Note:  If you don't have a young coconut, use a base of organic coconut milk instead (available at most health food stores).  I try to use young coconut meat whenever possible as I aim to eat as much fresh, 'alive' food as possible, but always use the best ingredients you have available to you at the time and you'll get GREAT results- I promise!  Intention is everything! 

ABOUT WHEY:
Whey has been used as medicine for ages;  In fact, Hippocrates, known as the 'father of medicine', recommended whey for its health-boosting properties.  In Ayurvedic medicine, whey is said to purify the nadis, or energy channels throughout the body.

The amino acid content of cold-processed whey powder makes it one of the best foods ever studied for muscle recovery/muscle-building, making this a great post or pre-workout shake.  It also makes a great breakfast because it keeps your blood sugar levels steady throughout the day (preventing sugar, caffeine, or junk food cravings and promoting body repair).

According to one of the largest, most respected natural health resources on the web, www.mercola.com,
Cold-processed Whey Powder
(NOT the whey isolate powder that you'll find in grocery stores or GNC!)...
  • is extremely high in antioxidants
  • supports balanced blood sugar levels
  • enhances muscle endurance
  • aids in liver detoxification
  • supports immune function
Pro-optimal whey is sweetened with xylitol, a healthy, low-glycemic sweetener that feeds the friendly bacteria in your GI system and helps curb tooth decay- 














ABOUT GINSENG:

Ginseng boosts energy and endurance.  It also enhances your body's use of oxygen, providing support for aerobic activities, casual exercise, performance training, and sexual vigor.  It also helps to raise dopamine utilizations (improving mood!) and foster the growth and repair of tissues.
Source:  Power Juices Super Drinks: Quick, Delicious Recipes to Prevent and Reverse Disease by Steve Meyerowitz


 











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2 comments:

  1. Sounds interesting - I'd love to try!
    you mentioned "Cold-processed Whey Powder
    (NOT the whey isolate powder that you'll find in grocery stores or GNC!)" - I have the whey isolate that I use for my smoothie. What is the difference between this and the one you have mentioned? Thanks.

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  2. Whey isolate is heated in processing, which destroys many of its life giving properties. Its biological activity and composition of the health-giving whey protein factors (i.e., lactalbumins, lactoglobulins, lactoferrins, glycomacropeptides, amino peptides, etc.) is balanced, undamaged, and abundant in life-promoting growth factors and amino acids - such as cystine - and other essential nutrients when the powder is cold processed. Conventional processing of isolates rather completely lose or degrade these factors.

    Once exposed to heat,immune factor proteins and all other proteins change their shape. This shape change destroys their effectiveness as immune support or body-building properties.

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