KATIE'S MORNING SHAKE
Well, I said morning, but I generally don't have this shake or any food until 11 or 12 noon. The first thing I have in the morning is a large glass of water with a bit of lemon. I have found that intermittent fasting works really well for me. Therefore, I drink my shake, have a simple breakfast and eat nothing more until between 5 and 7 p.m. After that...no more food!
My super healthy fruit shake is my "happy meal" of the day. I love fruit and the creaminess of this shake. Here is what I use. The items in bold are a must. Other items are an option as needed. I use all of these items.
1/2 cup extra clean water (that means city water is not what you should
2 or 3 types of fresh or frozen fruit, your choice ( I like kiwi, mango, strawberries (organic), 1/2 banana (organic), pineapple, cherries, blueberries, pomegranates, grapes...)
1 packet Acai Energy Boost (amazon.com)
1 heaping Tbls Irish Moss gel (see how-to instructions under GPRHealth for Irish Moss [IM])
5-10 drops (as needed) NOW Extra Strength Liquid Vitamin D-3 (take K2 softgel with smoothie)
1 Tbls. Great Lakes Unflavored Kosher gelatin powder (swansons, vitacost, amazon, etc), optional
1 Tbls chia seeds or 1 Tbls Flax Seed oil, optional
1 Tbls Organic Valley Grassfed yogurt, plain, optional
I blend this in my little mini-blender until all is mixed well and the pom or grape seeds are broken down. With this shake I take two HeathMasters.com (Dr. Ted Broer) B Complex capsules.
If I plan to go to the gym or workout at home, I have a high protein breakfast of meat/poultry (no pork) or smoked fish and eggs. With this I usually have grits (organic) or freshly made bread from organic whole grains. I use real organic butter in my meal preparation and on my bread and grits.
I cannot begin to tell you how this energizes me. I feel like I could put the Hulk on the floor! Only kidding. But seriously, this shake and the other items are incredible and have made a huge difference as to how I face life for the day. On days that I don't workout (usually Tuesdays, Thursday and Sabbath), I pretty much eat a breakfast of my choice. BUT, I still have the shake.
We can't always get the vitamins and minerals we need from fruits and vegetables alone. Many times it is because the soil is no longer fertile, seeds are contaminated or modified, fertilizers and chemical pesticides have been used to the extreme and the produce is no longer healthy and so on. Therefore, I have made it my business to search out the best supplements that work for me. Here is a list of the ones I use that are tried and true. You will have to decide what your body needs. I happen to do much of my research through mercola.com, naturalnews.com, healthmasters.com and many other sites. When I say I do a lot of research, I mean just that. I am my own guinea pig. I don't depend totally on other people's opinions, so I discover what works and go from there.
Healthmasters.com B COMPLEX
A.C. Grace.com UNIQUE E capsules (acgrace.com, vitacost, swansonsvitamins)
NOW Vitamin D-3 Extra Strength Liquid (vitacost.com, swansonsvitamins.com, etc)
NOW Selenium 200 mcg
Swansonsvitamins.com Natural Vitamin K2 softgels
Swansonsvitamins.com EFA Flaxseed Oil
Swansonsvitamins.com Magnesium Oil (64 oz. bottle is most economical way to purchase-put on bottoms of feet at night)
Swansonsvitamins.com Maximum Potency Benfotiamine (taken for my eyes)
From Markusproducts.com I use the
Irish Moss Seaweed (I make this into IM Gel)
Markus Vitamin C powder (from plants - not ascorbic acid)
Some of you might look at all these items and say, "Whew! That's a lot of $$ for all that stuff!" Yes, it might be--as an initial layout of cash. However, when you consider the alternatives: doctors' bills, hospital bills and pharmaceutical drug prescriptions, which do you think costs the most and which makes more sense? Common sense. Hey, besides...I'M WORTH IT!!!
Under GPRHealth, you will see a section titled WHAT TO EAT??? This will give you a good look at my diet. I try to eat at least 50% or more fresh produce daily. Our bodies cannot live on nutritionless stuff that most people call food. Therefore, if you want to be healthy, start by eating real FOOD, not FAKE FOOD! Then add supplements and exercise.
But, the greatest need of your body, the Temple of the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit), is SPIRITUAL FOOD, a daily intake of the Torah, the Scriptures. With out this, we might have the best super body in the world, but our spiritual lives can be malnourished. Make this your first priority. And don't forget to ask for wisdom. (James 1)