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Healthy Cells, Healthy Immune System, Healthy Body

Our immune system was designed specifically to heal our bodies and keep them healthy. So why are so many failing these days?

There are many factors that cause our immune systems to function poorly - diet, lack of exercise, too much stress and how we handle it, pollutants and contaminants in the air and water, toxins in our food supply, body care and cleaning products among many other factors. But taking our health seriously doesn't have to be burdensome and confusing.

I don't know anyone who wants to be sick or die of disease but sadly that's what is happening to so many people. Death is a sure thing, but disease doesn't have to be.

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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Coconut Banana Chai Shake: Great shake that is Vegan, Dairy-Free and Gluten-Free but best of all Delicious!

I was at Whole Foods in Plymouth Meeting, PA yesterday and the cashier, who was very sweet (and I wish I asked for her name!) told me about a website she loves for healthy recipes called, ChocolateCoveredKatie.  So I wrote down the website to look it up when I got home.  

When I arrived home from my foodshopping excursion with not a bit of traffic on the eve of Thanksgiving Day at rush hour (and very thankful for it), I decided to look up ChocolateCoveredKatie's website and browse through her recipes.  I found this delicious and easy recipe for a great shake to wake up to on Thanksgiving morning, or any morning. 

With a few tweaks, here's my version of ChocolateCoveredKatie's Coconut Chai Shake that I made this morning for my husband and me.  This shake was DELICIOUS and very filling even according to my husband whose palate is a bit more discriminating than mine. 

For those who don't like banana, you can't even taste it.  This recipe is Vegan and Dairy-Free and Gluten-Free!

Coconut Banana Chai Shakes
Recipe adapted from Coconut Chai Shakes by
Makes 2 servings
  • 1 can full-fat organic coconut milk or the meat and juice of one Thai coconut
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 2 frozen organic bananas, cut in chunks
  • 1 tbsp Indian chai masala or make the following mixture of organic spices.  Add 1 ¼ tsp of this mixture:  2 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1 1/2 tsp ginger, ½ tsp cloves, ½ tsp cardamom and a dash of pepper which is optional.
  • Sweetener, organic and/or raw is best (doesn’t need it but if you like it sweeter then add 2-3 tsp agave, honey or other sweetener to taste.)
  • A sprinkle of cinnamon for the top
Blend all of your ingredients together in a blender.  Pour into 2 glasses and sprinkle some cinnamon on top.
For ice cream, chill mixture and then make according to an ice cream maker or freeze the mixture and re-blend in a Vita-Mix.  Mmmmmmmm!

1 comment:

Lisa Small said...

A great substitute for Eggnog for those who don't like store bought or homemade due to the raw eggs.