National Smoothie Day

I don’t know if there is such a day.  If there isn’t, perhaps there should be.  As cancer patients strive to find natural ways to fight the disease, we come across many recipes.  Smoothies have become a large part of my diet.

I had been making the fruit smoothies every morning for several months before I discovered Hallelujah Acres website for optimal health and cancer-fighting strategies.

Their veggie recipe is as follows:

1 beet

1 carrot

1 stalk celery

1 radish

1/2 potato

Cut in size of chunks according to your blender directions.  There are no recommendations for any seasonings or liquid.  Of course, you can’t make a smoothie without liquid.  My solution:  I use 100% vegetable juice (I like the Great Value brand).  I add enough to cover about 2/3 of the vegetables, then use the “grind” setting.  When it appears everything is ground up I add more juice until I get the desired consistency.  Then I sprinkle in some garlic salt and 2 teaspoons of Stevia.  I can’t drink all of that in one sitting, so I divide it into two servings.

My problem is, sometimes I don’t do my breakfast dishes right away.  I am often tired.  So if the blender doesn’t get washed before lunchtime, I don’t want to wash it and turn around and use it again.  By the time I get around to making the veggie smoothie again half of my veggies are spoiled.

I started a new routine today.  I rinsed the blender after my fruit smoothie, then made enough veggie smoothie for 2 days.  I pour what doesn’t get used today into containers with lids and put them in the refrigerator.  That used up all of my beets so they won’t spoil.  Since I use celery and carrots in other recipes and salads I don’t have to worry about them spoiling either.   I think this is going to work.  I will have to buy more beets tomorrow so I will have them on hand Wednesday when I make the next batch.  Using all of the beets at once is a good idea.  It’s a good thing I like beets.  Lol.

Veggie Smoothie

More Information on Cancer Treatment

Please forgive the long lapse between posts.  Life has been a little crazy this last month and the first two weeks of this month.  Our son got married three weeks ago in Michigan.  We had a reception for him and his bride to be (at the time) for those who wished to participate but could not get away to travel so far.  Then we helped them get everything ready to go to Michigan, spent a week up there (wonderful people at Freedom Farm in Pittsford), came home and tried to get our own lives back to some sense of normal.  But somehow, normal seems to be getting busier.  Oh, well.  I don’t have time to be bored.

During all of that planning and preparing, I learned a few more things about fighting cancer.  First, I discovered Hallelujah Acres website.  They have loads of information about fighting all kinds of diseases,  I heard about the benefits of bitter apricot seeds and ordered a pound of them from a company in California.

A little about Bitter Apricot Seeds:  they contain a high concentration of vitamin B17, but also contain cyanide.  Many of our foods contain low doses of cyanide (you can Google “foods that contain cyanide”) so it is important to know the symptoms of cyanide poisoning and not take more than necessary.  I take two or three in the morning, and two or three at night.  I also found a site (don’t remember which one now; may have been the aforementioned Hallelujah Acres) that claimed our bodies don’t have enough oxygen in our bodies.  One suggestion was to add freshly squeezed lemon juice to each glass or bottle of distilled water (distilled because it has more oxygen in it and has not been through the processes that remove the oxygen).  Sometimes we buy bottled water, and once a bottle is empty we refill it with distilled water (purchased from the store in gallon jugs).

For more information on apricot seeds, you can log on to www.apricotpower.com.

I do think a couple of my lumps have either shrunk or gotten softer.  Next oncologist appointment is Oct. 25.

Also, I dry the seeds of watermelon, papaya, and anything else with small seeds.  I add them to one salad a day.

More next time, but keep your eyes open.  I’m going to start a short story series for anyone who would like to check out my writing.  Hopefully, I will begin this by Oct. 1.

Blessings to you.