Friday, 15 May 2015

Breakfast Smoothie

LIVING LIKE YOU MEAN IT


Hi, this blog is about our journey and exploration into health and vitality through a diet of plant based food, commercial/homegrown and wild foods. Where we obtain our food, prepare it and what it does for us.

We'll also be plotting our path via our publishing company VIDDA Publishing into producing high quality educational Ebooks via Amazon Kindle. We will be specialising in Health & Nutrition - Education - Natural History. I'll be posting links to all our books with special offers and lots of freebies, WATCH THIS SPACE.

In the coming months I'll be showing how and why we eat and live as we do. No matter where we travel in the World we always strive to harvest wild foods and eat seasonal organic produce to nourish our minds and bodies and to prevent ill health. 

As this is my 1st day of blogging, I'll start by showing you all what I prepared for my girlfriend, mother and myself this morning for breakfast. All the plants are from our garden and 10 minutes before blending they were still in the ground, it can't get any fresher or alive. This is how we start our day everyday. 

By following this routine not only have I restored my own health from dire problems (I'll explain in detail at a later post) but also my mother who is now 72 years old has found a new lease of life after suffering for 20+ yrs from Glomerulonephritis and related kidney problems treated with handfuls of daily medication and all it's side effects. She was digging the garden yesterday and planting runner beans all fueled by a pint of Green Smoothie.

Basically PLANTS healed my family and gave us our lives back. This is the reason for my passion to help share and spread this knowledge. I'm not the first and I certainly won't be the last but I do believe I have something to say.


"The Chinese Do Not Draw Any Distinction Between Food And Medicine"
Lin Yutang (1895-1976) writing in 'The Importance Of Living' 

15th May 2015
Breakfast Smoothie
1tbsp Wheatgrass powder
1tbsp Spirulina
1tbsp freshly ground Flaxseed
2 Bananas with skin
1 Lemon with skin
1 Kiwi with skin
1 medium Pear
1 matchbox sized piece of Ginger with skin

3 Dandelion flowers and 10 leaves
10 stems of Goosegrass
3 10cm tops of Stinging Nettle
5 Cavolo Nero Kale leaves
4 Cabbage leaves
5 small heads of Purple Sprouting Broccoli 

Add 1-2 pints of filtered water or coconut water depending on taste
BLEND until smooth

 


PASSING OF A LEGEND

Just heard the sad news that Blues pioneer B.B King has passed away in his sleep in Las Vegas, he was 89 years old.

I was very fortunate to meet the legend after a show at the De Montfort Hall in Leicestershire, England. The date was 4th July 2001. He was a real gentleman and he was gracious enough to sign one of my paintings. He was very frail but spent time with my friend and I and told us about the young Elvis Presley he knew from Beale Street in Memphis. He had nothing but good things to say about Elvis and expressed his sadness at how things unravelled for him towards the end of his life. 

I have great memories of a great man. R.I.P. B.B. King.  1925-2015

My signed painting