I want to first make clear that you should consult with your doctor and not substitute good judgment for anything you read ANYWHERE. There is a time for everything under the sun…even to go to your doctor yet I firmly believe that we can heal ourselves with the foods we put in our mouths and prevent disease. That having been said…
Let’s tackle colds…with GREEN LEAFY vegetables. I have a very tasty way of using KALE.
Kale is a super food in my opinion. It’s full of protein and one of the best low calorie sources of several vitamins and minerals there are. And to think…we normal decorate a plate of food with it!
Kale Chickpea Bowl Original April Recipe
1 Can crushed pineapple…drain and keep juice for later
1 small red pepper diced
½ c mint leaves chopped
1 Tbsp Lime juice
2 Tbsps agave
½ c dried cranberries
½ cup chopped walnuts
Mix add put aside for topping.
1 or 2 Tbsp olive oil
1 Large onion chopped and fried
1 tsp cumin
½ tsp paprika
½ tsp salt
When it’s soft add left over pineapple juice that you put aside
1 c coconut milk
1 Can drained and rinsed chick peas
5oz of Kale
(I buy 10 oz bags at BJs in Mays landing, NJ for 1.50$ in a one pound bag all ready washed and cut. That’s crazy cheap and easy!)
Cover and wait for Kale to brighten in color
2 C prepared brown rice
Mix it all together then add the Salsa on top
Here are some suggestions for herbs and teas when you are feeling under the weather but it has to be understood that you should consult with your doctor as sometimes herbs and teas can inhibit or affect the potency of certain medications…even birth control. (Yes…it’s true)
When you are under the weather and feel a cold coming on take:
1 Tsp of colloidal silver
(You can find this at The Vitamin Shoppe Store in Mays Landing)
2 Elder Berry Herb
2 Una de Gato Herb
If you find your throat is sore there is always the Zinc Lozenge…you a can find these tablets that you slowly let dissolve in your mouth both at the Vitamin Shoppe or Bon Terra who sells flavored Slippery Elm Lozenges with rose hips and vitamin C…I like it very much and keep them in my bag.
· Echinacea (This helps build up your immune system)
· Peppermint (This helps clear up nasal congestion…even just snuffing the steam is soothing)
· Goldenseal (This reduces inflammation and has antiviral and antibacterial properties)
And don’t forget how wonderful lemon and honey in hot water can be when you are down. The lemon cuts phlegm while the honey soothes.
And my last suggestion is always a green drink. I love them. They are worth a $100 in nutritional value in a cup.
Here is an outrageously simple recipe that tastes like pumpkin pie in a cup and is full of the vitamin A and C you need to fight your cold.
(Go get a juicer right now! I use a masticating type called a champion juicer…but the cheaper is a centrifugal, spinning type like the Jack La Lane. They are around a $100…but get one in any case…I saw one at goodwill recently so if you’re determined you can find one.)
1 Cup of carrot juice (Juicer needed)
Also juice one 1″ cube of fresh ginger
Then put in a blender:
2 Cups of Coconut Milk.
(I get the unsweetened carton type called SO Delicious Coconut Milk in the alternate non dairy milk section of Shop Rite)
2 Frozen bananas if small or 1 Big one (It’s a good idea to keep a bag of peeled frozen bananas in the freezer for smoothies)
(I get the Kal Stevia extract online cheaper but they do have it in Bon Terra market on Fire Rd EHT. I like this brand and it doesn’t have that strong awful after tastes that some Stevia brands do. )
Blend all this together…Oh yummm!
If you want try something more I buy frozen Young Coconut Meat at the Big Asian Market in Pville or the Little Korean Market next to the Big Wa-Wa on Shore Road.
Defrost that and add some for additional taste and nutrition.
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