Saturday, May 10, 2014

Strawberry Rose Petal Kefir Smoothie

Kefir! The absolutely perfect longevity food! If you are a vegan, you are missing quite a bit.

Real kefir is a very healthy fermented dairy drink which can be made only with live colonies of micro organisms living in symbiosis. 

The natives of Caucasus (Russia) drank kefir like water already a a few thousand years ago. This is one of the very few places on earth where the people reach advanced old age in perfect health. They can attribute their health and longevity to the beneficial bacteria that keeps their immune systems intact.

Kefir is rich in vitamins, minerals, enzymes and amino acids. It is rich particularly in vitamins A, B2, B12, D and K, as well as calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. Kefir is known to have tryptophan, an essential amino acid effective in relaxing the nervous system. 


Ingredients:
  • 2 cups chilled home-made kefir
  • 1/2 cup strawberries - fresh or frozen
  • 3-4 Tbsp rose petal preserve (you can use rose syrup)
  • a few ice cubes if you are using fresh strawberries

The Rose, The Buddha and The Strawberry Rose Petal Kefir Smoothie

Method:
  • Blend all the ingredients until smooth. Add ice cubes if you are using fresh strawberries.
  • Pour this heavenly smoothie into tall glasses and enjoy good company!

The only regret I have about this wonderful smoothie is that to make the raw rose petal preserve I had to use sugar. To prevent my blood sugar from spiking I usually add 1/3 tsp cinnamon to this smoothie.

In radiant health - passionately raw - Dominique

P. S.

You can make your own kefir at home. All you need is organic milk (preferably raw) and a live kefir culture. And if you cannot make your own raw rose petal preserve and do not want to use the rose syrup, you can use dried rose petals. Simply soak 2-3 Tbsp dried petals the in a small amount of purified water until they swell up a bit. Add 1/3 cup raw honey and 1 tsp freshly pressed lemon juice. Soak overnight.

Dominique Allmon@2014

         
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