Eating Disorder Recovery Ramadan Power Punch Drinks with Wheatgrass Synergy
This Ramadan Drink yourself to Good Health. I find Smoothies excellent source of nutrition in Ramadan. The Key is to make one Fresh on the day and have it throughout the evening. When you’re recovering from an Eating Disorder, you’ll find that your digestive system is not working optimally, this is because digestive enzyme levels may be deficient, resulting in poor digestion. It takes up to one year to get your digestive system to work properly and this can be so depressing. In Ramadan our digestive system also slows down. Therefore it’s pivotal that we eat foods that are rich in fiber and nutrients. It is often said that everything comes from the gut and therefore if there is a problem in the gut, the whole body will be adversely affected. Through these smoothies you’ll be able to obtain the nutrients your body needs for the month of Ramadan. Don’t forget that vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fatty acids and many more are primarily obtained from the foods that we eat and fluids that we drink. So this Ramadan, Drink yourself to Optimal Health.
Why do I always use Wheatgrass?
Rich Rich Rich in Immune Boosting Nutrients. Wheatgrass Synergy cleans the body of harmful toxins, oxygenates the blood and helps boost energy levels. One Small box will last you for several months. If you live in Asia, then you can easily obtain Fresh Wheatgrass from around you. Lush Young shoots of sprouting wheat yield a vivid green juice brimming with chlorophyll and a full spectrum of essential skin nutrients.
We live in times, especially here in the West, where you can enjoy the taste of any fruit/vegetable all year around. But such luxury is not available in many parts of the world. My mother taught me one valid lesson always use what’s fresh and what’s in the season. So be creative, if your kitchen does not have certain fruit/vegetables mentioned below then replace them with what’s available.
Ramadan Super Smoothie– Date, Mango, Banana, Hemp Seeds Heaven
In this Smoothie, dates provide much of the fiber and potassium. Hemp seeds are nature’s ultimate power food and provide all of the necessary amino acids and fatty acids. Wheatgrass will give you all your greens. Banana is an excellent source of serotonin booster. This Smoothie is an instant Ramadan Energy Heaven and very powerful.
Dates 2 soaked overnight in water and kept in refrigerator
Ice ½ Cup
Almond Milk ½ cup
Mango cubed 100 gms
Banana ½ Frozen
Wheatgrass optional 5mg
Hemp Seeds 15 mg
Put Everything in a blender and Enjoy.
A Punch of Power
Here’s another super-vitality juice with plenty of essential nutrients and some surprisingly potent natural phytochemicals from the coriander and spinach. It makes an excellent drink after a long-day of fasting, since it provides a boost of instant energy from the natural sugars in the carrots and kiwi fruit. It is also a good source of potassium- so important for electrolyte balance.
Vital Statistics: The vitality drink provides a double dose of beta-carotene and potassium from the carrots and kiwi fruit, along with extra magnesium and plenty of vitamin C. The spinach adds extra carotenoids and a powerful boost of cancer-fighting plant chemicals. The coriander contains heart-and circulatory protective coumarins, and an effective antiseptic essential oil called linalool.
Carrots 4 trimmed and peeled unless organic
Kiwi Fruit 1 unpeeled
Fresh Coriander 1 small handful, with stalks
Baby Spinach leaves 1 handful
Wheatgrass 1 shot, 5mg/1tsp (optional)
1- Put all the ingredients through a juicer, reserving a few coriander leaves, if desired.
2- Mix well and serve with the coriander leaves, if reserved, on top.
Adapted from: Michael Van Straten: Super Food Super Juice Super Health
The Glowing Green Smoothie
This is amazing. I had it last Ramadan. According to Kimberley Synder: “The most powerful way to up our mineral consumption is to consume a plant-based drink every day, by either blending or juicing vegetables and fruit together. “
1½ cups water
1 head organic romaine lettuce, chopped
½ head of large bunch or ¾ of small bunch organic spinach
3–4 stalks organic celery
1 organic apple, cored and chopped
1 organic pear, cored and chopped
1 organic banana
Juice of ½ organic lemon
1/3 bunch organic coriander (stems okay)
1/3 bunch organic parsley (stems okay)
Add the water and chopped head of romaine and spinach to the blender. Starting the blender on a low speed, mix until smooth.
Gradually moving to higher speeds, add the celery, apple and pear. Add the coriander and parsley if you choose. Add the banana and lemon juice last.
Instant Stimulation, with the blood cruising through your veins, you’ll be ready for anything.
Simply Amazing. I took this from Michael van Straten’s Book last year. I added some fresh mint to it for extra power and some wheatgrass. In the original recipe, you get lots of pulp and a very little juice. I added ½ cup of ice and ½ cup of water to make it lighter. This is brilliant and instant benefits are felt the moment you consume this power-pack drink.
This super juice is bursting with good stuff. It is super rich in vitamins A, C and E, potassium and vitamin B6. It also contains some calcium and traces of other B vitamins. With just under 300 calories a glass, it’s a good quick-energy source. In addition, horseradish contains the natural substance singrin, a powerful antibiotic that also protects against infection.
According to Michael, It may sound simple, but this classic apple and carrot mixture sprinkled with horse radish is fuel for anyone. As well as the instant energy derived from the natural sugars in the carrots and the apples, it features a whole lot new dimension courtesy of horseradish. You’ll get a very little juice and lots of pulp from horseradish, but what you do get is instant stimulation of the circulation.
Carrots, 4 trimmed and peeled unless organic
Apples, 2, unpeeld, uncored and quartered
Fresh Horseradish 85g
Wheatgrass Synergy 5mg
Ice ½ cup
Water ½ cup
Fresh Mint few leaves
Put all the Ingredients through a juicer.
Recipe Adapted from:
Breakfast Beautiful Skin Smoothie
The Name says it all. Beautiful you, Beautiful Ramadan. It include all essential skin nutrients. An instant beauty drink.
Live Natural Yogurt 2Tbsp
Organic Milk or Juice 150-200 ml
Favorite Fresh Fruit (such as raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, mango or peach) 115g
Four-Seed mix 1 Tbsp
Wheatgerm 1 Tsp
Whiz together until creamy, pour into a long glass and sprinkle with cinnamon or nutmeg.
Recipe Taken from Perfect Skin- The Natural approach Amanda Cochrane
Linseed and Apple Smoothie
This recipe comes from the course I attended ‘Healing Foods for the Later Years’ with the Institute of Optimum Nutrition in Richmond in May 2014. This is light on stomach and full off Omega 3 goodness. It supports Good Digestion and Good Immunity.
Recipe adapted from ‘Omega Drink’ in the Optimum Nutrition Cookbook, Patrick Holford and Judy Ridgeway
Makes 1 serving
supports good digestion & elimination / anti-inflammatory / warming
2 tablespoons linseeds, soaked overnight in 100ml water
1 piece of fresh ginger root (size depends upon taste), peeled and chopped
150ml pressed apple juice
Put the soaked linseeds, and the water they have been soaked in, the apple juice and the ginger into a blender.
Whizz until thick and creamy.
Add a little more water or juice, if you would like a thinner consistency. Enjoy!
This also works really well with pressed pineapple juice and a some fresh mint.
© Belinda Blake & Nicola Moore, May 2014
Turmeric Date Power House Smoothie Recipe
I love turmeric and after learning about the health benefits of this amazing gorgeous nature friendly food, I add it to my diet every day. In Your recovery from Eating Disorder, Turmeric can be your best friend. This Smoothie is a creation Karen Foster. I’ve changed it slightly for the month of Ramadan. It’s packed with anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, as well as anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Although turmeric has a slightly bitter taste on its own, you won’t even notice it in this delicious healthy recipe.This smoothie is best consumed on an empty stomach. You can either have it at Suhoor/Early Morning or at Iftar in the evening when you open your fast. Not only will it increase your energy, but it will clear your mind and infuse your body with some of the most powerful antioxidants in the world. Now that’s a great Ramadan Energy Boosting idea!
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup frozen pineapple or mango chunks
- 2 dates soaked in water (preferably overnight)
- ¾ banana
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh turmeric/ use powder if fresh turmeric is not available.
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 1 tsp Wheatgrass synergy (optional)
Add all ingredients into a blender and process until smooth.
Recipe Adapted from Karen Foster’s original Recipe: http://oneradionetwork.com/health-articles/turmeric-smoothie-recipe-tasty-powerful-antioxidant/