Kale-Conut Juice! 🌱

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Mmmm Yummy Yummy Baby! 🌞

I’m so excited to share my latest obsession…  Kale-Conut Juice!

🌱 A couple of handfuls of Kale
🌱 Meat of one young Coconut
🌱 Water from the same Coconut
🌱 (Approximately 1-2 cups)
🌱 2 Teaspoons of Cinnamon
🌱 1 Medium or Large Banana
🌱 2 Teaspoons of Coconut Nectar
🌱 One half cup of Ice

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Blend all ingredients together in your Nutribullet or favorite blender and enjoy this yummy, healthy, anti-inflammatory drink!  🌞

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Coconut Milk Vegan Baby Formula…

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I love Coconut Milk, Coconut Water, Coconut Meat, Coconut Oil, Coconut Candy, Coconut Cookies, Coconut Cake, Coconut everything! I am definitely cuckoo for Coconuts!

As a child, my mother would repeatedly tell me how great Coconut is for my stomach and my skin.  I always heeded her advice about the topical uses, especially for wrinkles and stretch mark prevention, but I never really ate Coconut for medicinal reasons unless she gave it to me.  Coming from a Native American mom who would use food, plants and herbs as healing remedies, I came to learn that many of the remedies are now backed by Science.

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Upon the birth of my second son, I mysteriously developed a severe stomach bacteria.  I was advised to temporarily stop breast feeding if I didn’t want to pass the bacteria back and forth. What was I going to do? I didn’t have a plan B for Breast Milk.

I vigorously started studying every formula out in the market. I couldn’t believe what I found… I consistently found toxic ingredients that are known carcinogens in the majority of the world except the U.S. The majority of countries have banned the use of these ingredients, but we are giving it to our newborns and babies in our hospitals and homes?!?

I felt as if I was in the twilight zone! This isn’t happening… this isn’t happening! After studying further, I learned that there are many alternative home made milks that we can make for our babies who have allergies, bacterial infections, intolerances and sensitivities.  Coconut Milk and Hemp Milk are similar to Mother’s Milk, they take some work to make, it requires adding various ingredients, but it is Healthy, Healing, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Soy Free and Low on the allergy index.

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Please understand that I am not saying that Coconut Milk or other milk alternatives replace a Mother’s milk, I am saying you can create a safe alternative if Mother’s Milk is not a viable choice. Most of all, I am saying that Mother’s milk is a life force that can not be replicated by cows, goats or factories.  Breast Milk is the sweetest milk I have ever tasted, yes… I tasted it, 🙂 and it is so understandable why babies prefer it, thrive the best on it and receive so many healing properties.

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Coconut milk has been found to treat and relieve sore throats and even stomach ulcers, and like Breast Milk, it is very calming to the body and digestive system. The nutrients in Coconut also aid the body in over all immune system health. It’s B vitamins also aid in many immune and nervous system functions.

Unlike other unhealthy fats, the unique properties of Coconut also contain a large amount of MCTs and Lauric Acid, which is the primary fatty acid found in Mother’s Milk. Lauric acid is what makes breast milk so digestible and is believed to protect the body from infection and boost the immune system.

The great thing is that Coconut Milk is great for all of us, regardless of our age!

Home-made Coconut Milk is also a safe alternative for Diabetics who are concerned with the properties in Dairy Milk. Coconut Milk has a Low Glycemic Index and High Dietary Fiber. The human body cannot digest the dietary fiber in coconut, therefore it has no hazardous effects on Blood Sugar. Best of all, Coconut Milk is lower in sugar than Dairy Milk.

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It turned out my baby did get the stomach bacteria and became very very ill and lost a severe amount of weight in less than a week. It was a very rough and scary time for us. After endless hours and days of research and consulting with various Naturopathic and Functional Medicine Doctors, we implemented the undeniable research on Coconut Milk, Oil and meat and it worked… It truly worked!

Our baby started to gain healthy weight, improve the quality of his poop and best of all… he began to thrive and heal!  I was able to continue breast feeding and we couldn’t be happier! This was done in conjunction with other nutritional support, like probiotics and digestive enzymes, but that is another blog. 🙂

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Here is a Yummy Yummy Baby recipe for Vegan Coconut Milk Baby Formula:

3 Cups of home-made Coconut Milk (Its easy after you do it once)
1 Tbsp Unsweetened, Rice protein or Pea protein (we prefer Rice protein)
1 1/2 Tbsp of Grade B Maple Syrup
1 tsp Calcium Lactate Powder
2 tsp of Infant Probiotic powder (we use Klaire Infant Probiotics)
2 tsp Vegan Omega 3 DHA
2 tsp of Extra Virgin, Unrefined, Cold-Pressed Coconut Oil
4 Cups of very good quality water

*Optional 1/4 Ripe banana

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Combine all of the ingredients in a Large Cup Nutribullet and blend (you may have to split it in two depending on the size of your Nutribullet, Vitamix, Ninja, etc…  Refrigerate immediately and use within 48 hours.
The formula will separate from the oils, so please shake before pouring into a bottle or cup and gently warm for baby.

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***We later discovered a formula we felt was not perfect, but pretty wonderful. It is a great supplement once your baby is a Toddler.  The Name is Toddler Supreme by Peaceful Planet.

***Important Legal Disclaimer:  This recipe is intended to be a supplement for a nursing or formula-fed child’s diet. It is not intended to be a complete replacement, and should only be used when the Mother’s Milk is not available, Allergies to Store Formulas, Sensitivities/Intolerances to other formulas or because you don’t want to give your baby the carcinogens in some formulas…

Again, this blog does not replace the advice of your healthcare practitioner, this is me sharing what worked for my family.

* Next up… How to make Coconut Milk!  Mmm! Yummy Yummy Baby!

Dr. Dee

Resources:

http://www.coconutresearchcenter.org/


Raw Vegan Coconut Ceviche

Raw and Naked… Coconut is an Antimicrobial, Antioxidant, Anti-inflammatory and Analgesic… truly one of nature’s super-food miracles!

There are at least 17,000 studies describing the medicinal and nutritional effects of Coconut and Coconut oil on health. Over and over again various physicians, researchers, biologist, nutritionist and even pharmaceutical companies have all come to the same conclusion… Coconut is no foe, it can help so many aspects of our health!

Why and how can Coconut have so many medicinal properties?  The short answer is that every part of the Coconut has it’s own unique healing gifts. Today, I will be focused on how Coconut Oil was found to be composed predominantly of a Healthy family of fats called Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) and Keytones.

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It is amazing that although Coconut Oil has a long history of nutritional and medicinal uses for thousands of years, Western Medicine continues to use pharmaceutical drugs and over the counter drugs that do not have the same proven medicinal results.  Over the last 80 years, there are Zero documented injuries from using Coconut Oil, however, the estimated deaths/injuries as a result of pharmaceuticals is astronomical.

Source: http://commonground.ca/2012/01/prescription-drug-deaths/

Coconut Oil can specifically help address various health issues such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Stomach Bacteria
  • Candida Overgrowth
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Poor Thyroid
  • Lupus
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Malabsorption
  • Failure to Thrive
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

What is it about Coconut Oil that gives it such healing properties?  Upon consumption of MCTs, the MCTs digest very rapidly and begin breaking down immediately. As a result of MCTs already being completely separated into individual fatty acids, they do not need pancreatic digestive enzymes or bile for digestion, thus relieving stress on the digestive system.

Due to Coconut Oils/MCTs already being in the form of fatty acids when they enter the small intestine, they are immediately absorbed and sent directly to the liver. This allows our liver to automatically metabolize the MCTs into energy.  Some of the MCTs are used up for energy, the remaining MCTs are used by the brain and other bodily tissue. Researchers have discovered that MCTs have the ability to heal various disease-causing bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses.

MCTs can be used topically and internally as antimicrobial agents to prevent and ward off infectious diseases. Many common disease-causing microbes as well as potentially deadly ones like HIV and drug-resistant bacteria are very vulnerable to MCTs. In addition, Coconut Oil can help address all of the diseases I listed above.

If you are interested in supporting documentation and more specifics, check out these books: “Virgin Coconut Oil, Nature’s Miracle Medicine”, “The Coconut Oil Miracle”, “Coconut Cures” or “Stop Alzheimers Now”. You can also check out the website http://www.coconutresearchcenter.org.

Are you living on inhalers, antibiotics, steroids, antidepressants, sleeping pills, allergy meds and more? There is hope for you!  Examine every aspect of your life. Read every single label of every single food, every single product, every single material in your house. What are you eating, breathing and wearing that can harm you?  In the mean time, Coconut Oil, Coconut Water, Coconut Meat and Coconut Milk are bringing relief to people around the world.

There are thousands of people who report that Coconut has changed their lives for the better. So many pharmaceutical medications may show promising results in laboratory settings, yet in real life, these meds can prove dangerous and do more harm than good.  Coconut oil has proven it’s nutritional & healing properties in real life!

Here is a great Raw, Vegan, Gluten-Free and Deelicious recipe that contains Coconut Meat & Coconut Oil… It’s so YummyYummyBaby!
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Coconut Ceviche Ingredients:  

As seen above:

  • 2-4 Young Coconuts (cut to your preference)
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Extra Virgin, Cold Pressed, Unrefined Coconut Oil
  • 2 Lemons (Juiced)
  • 2 Limes (Juiced)
  • 2 Large Avocados  (Cubed)
  • 1 Garlic Clove (Minced)
  • 1/2 Cup of Cilantro Leaves (Chopped or cut)
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Sea Salt (or more to your taste)
  • 1-2 Large Tomatoes (Diced)
  • 1 Red Onion (Diced)
  • 1/2 Large Cucumber (Diced)
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Pepper

Instructions:

First cut open the Coconut, drink the awesome Coconut water, then scoop out the meat with a spoon.20140910_193036  Screenshot_2014-09-10-20-58-20

Second, cut the coconut meat to your liking, then in a Large Bowl Mix in all of the Cucumber, 1/2 the onions, One tomato, 1/2 the Cilantro and All of the Juice from the Lemons and Limes and the Oil.  Next, Cover and set in your fridge to Marinade for 1-2 hours.

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Third, when you are ready to serve it, mix in the Sea Salt, Pepper, Cilantro, the remaining Onion, the remaining Tomato, and the Avocado.

Lastly, taste it and see if you need more Lime/Lemon Juice… You are gonna need a lot of self control to not eat it all! 😉

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If going to a party, I use the shelled coconuts as my serving dishes… I didn’t take a picture but it is a fabulous display piece and catches everyone’s eye 🙂

I serve it with my favorite gluten free chips and watch all the people devour it! 🙂  You will get all sorts of questions like what kind of fish is this… it’s Deelicious… and also, how do you cut open a Coconut?!?

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There are many ways to do it, but I use the bottom edge of a Meat Cleaver while striking the coconut in a circular pattern.  I am a small framed woman, if I can do it… you can do it! It’s really easy once you get the hang of it! 🙂

Looking forward to hearing how much you enjoyed this Coconut Ceviche Appetizer…

Coconut Is Definitely Your Friend… best of all… it’s Yummy Yummy Baby!

Stay tuned for my next post on Coconut Milk and Coconut Water 😉