We have come up with an immune system boosting drink that is absolutely delicious. We don’t offer it for sale, but you can make it easily at home. It keeps in the fridge for days, so it is easy to make up a batch ahead of time and drink a glass every day.
We start with Kefir for good digestive health as well as helping protect against prevalent bugs that cause intestinal upset. Next, we add virgin coconut oil. It provides a wonderful coconut flavor as well as providing many antiviral properties, not to mention the tremendous other benefits of coconut oil.
The next “active” ingredient is Colostrum. Colostrum is the secretion from a cow’s udder (or any other female mammal – people too) after calving, but before her milk comes in. A newborn calf (as well as any other infant mammal or even child) is born into this world without a developed immune system. God has ingeniously provided for the calf’s needs by imparting special immune system boosting agents to Colostrum. It is so essential that a calf will rarely survive a year if it doesn’t receive its mother’s Colostrum. Amazingly, babies in this country are frequently withheld their own mothers’ Colostrum. And we wonder why we have so many health problems. I did not get Colostrum from my mother, and I believe that lack is responsible for my fragile immune system from which I often suffer. I have been drinking this smoothie for about 6 months now, and I believe it has been helping me considerably. It is also helps those suffering from Asthma.
Lastly, we add a bit of frozen fruit and honey or orange juice concentrate to sweeten it a bit. The result is delicious. It is amazing that the best medicine often tastes so good. You can adjust your own proportions, but here is what we do:
2 Cups Kefir (if you use whole milk kefir, you can omit the cream)
½ Cup Cream (or milk)
1-2 Tablespoons Virgin Coconut Oil
1 or 2 Tablespoons Colostrum
Small handful of fresh or frozen fruit (strawberries, blackberries, etc.)
2-3 Tablespoons orange juice concentrate or 1 Tablespoon honey, or sweeten to taste
This recipe makes about 4 cups. Drink a cup a day or as much as you like. If you want to boost your omega-3 intake, just add a tablespoon or your favorite cod liver, fish, or flax oil.
If any of you try this smoothie and have good results, please let us know. We are blessed when we hear how folks are helped by our healing foods.