Turning Supplements into
Edible Foods and Drinks
By: Dr. Terri Hawkins
In our modern
times with our advanced technology we face the devastation of our foods lacking
in nutrients, vitamins and minerals even more than in the so called “pioneer
times”. How can this be we ask? Because the market has become that of
multi-profit and the distortion from this level of thinking reaches to everyone
worldwide. To fill this great void many
have turned to supplements in order to not only maintain their health, but to
reach a level of even maintaining. This
imbalance has created chronic as well as degenerative diseases, causing more
than a few supplements needed daily. The
question is not only how to filter in the cost to everyone’s budget, but how to
consume the multitude of pills. One way
is to try and convert as many supplements as we can into anything edible or
drinkable. The most potent of
supplementation would be without question to juice fresh vegetables and
fruits. This would be equal to bottles
of supplements. It becomes medicinal at
this point – like that of medicine.
However, there are specific nutrients that we may be targeting that
would necessitate additional supplements.
Some of the Herbs can be bought in liquid form and put into frozen grape
juice to disguise the taste. This works
very well for not only young children, but also adults. We are all attached to the visual aspect of
presentation. In the Health Institutes
it is a known fact that a drink less palatable becomes extremely desirable when
administered in a more eloquent glass with garnishing of fruits or vegetables
on the edge of the glass, a doily to neatly place it on; candles if necessary
and a serene surrounding. Surprisingly
our acceptance of juice filled with Herbs transfers quickly from strange and
different tasting to magnificent and special.
We are a visual culture and can lead not only others but ourselves with
different senses that we play upon.
What’s most hilarious is that we trick ourselves with total awareness,
and we accept this while seeming to be well satisfied with the process.
Not everything can be juiced or put into
grape juice but there is still the option of making drinks in a blender with
soymilk and/or fruit to override the taste.
Banana works well because it is smooth and overpowers easily.
A drink that targets degenerative as well
as chronic and immune system disorders would be best taken in the morning with
the following ingredients:
Place all the ingredients in a blender
Soymilk, Feast, Goats Whey,
Enzyme Botanika, Opuntia-S, Forest Delight, Willard Water (liquid), MSM
(liquid), Stevia, frozen banana, ice
This is a very
powerful and tasty drink with loaded nutrients.
The banana makes it very smooth, although other fruits can be added as
Another way of consuming these nutrients
is to take this drink and pour it over Old Fashioned Oats; then dehydrate it at
a very low temperature into a granola which you could then add various dried
fruits, seeds and nuts for a meal or snack. The idea is that the more we can
consume that is healthy than the stronger our immune system will be, so why not
turn as many of our supplements as possible into edible foods and drink.
The above ingredients were
used for the following reason.
Soymilk – for protein
Feast (by Nature’s Dream) – for immune system,
cancer, or critically ill. This “one”
supplement alone contains the following:
Botanical Protein and Carbohydrate – from Soy Protein
Isolate, Raw Millet, Quinona, and Amaranth, Spirulina Blue-Green Algae, Chlorella.
Antioxidants – from
Grape Seed extract, Orange peel, Green Tea
extract, Pumpkin Seed, Bilberry extract.
Nutrients – from Chinese Wolfberry Extract and Soy Lecithin.
Minerals – from Icelandic Kelp and trace Mineral Complex.
– Coenzyme Q10, plus Lipoic Acid.
– Alpha Amylase, Cellulase, Superoxide Dismutase.
Herbs – Extracts of Echinacea, Hawthorn, Gingko Biloba, and Silymarin.
Nutrient – FOS (Fructo Oligosacharide).
Fatty Acids – from Flaxseed and Evening Primrose Oil.
Hormone Precursor – from Mexican Wild Yam extract.
Enzymes – from Green Papaya.
Fiber – from Opuntia Streptacantha Cactus pulp.
– Beta Carotene, B-1, B-2, B-6, B-12, Calcium Ascorbate, Choline Bitatrate, D,
E, and Folic Acid.
– Calcium, Chromium, Copper, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, and Zinc.
Whey (by Nature’s Dream) - for a natural acid neutralizer, also for digestion and joint pains.
(by Nature’s Dream) – for lactobacillus acidophilus; and bifidus oxygenate to purify the
Botanika (by Nature’s Dream) – an extract of 60 enzyme-rich vegetables, fruits,
and herbs to restore the body’s stock of life-essential enzymes.
(by Nature’s Dream) – a 100% natural source of health-essential dietary fiber.
Delight (by Nature’s Dream) – for immune system and degenerative diseases.
Colon Oxygenator (by Nature’s
Dream) – provides
a gentle, safe, and effective means of softening and loosening the stools to
promote regular and comfortable bowel activity.
Water – to
pull toxic waste from the body and for a synergistic affect on vitamins and
MSM – for joints and arthritic
pain and mobility.
Stevia – for a sweetener, to improve regularity, cleanse
the colon, support the liver, helps control free radicals and overgrowth of
Banana Frozen or other fruit – for smoothness and taste,
Ice – to make the drink cold and more like a shake.