Sometimes I get really lucky. It’s a great day when I get a phone call from my Martial Arts teacher, Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim. It’s an especially great day when that call is about a new, healthy recipe to try out.
A couple of days ago, I got to try out her super secret – and now shared – recipe for a very healthy power drink. You can either have this as a smoothie, or a more liquid drink. If you prefer a smoothie, make sure your blueberries are frozen, and add some ice cubes.
Here is the original recipe, but feel free to experiment if you have any nut allergies. The blueberries are there for a reason, as they are helping with antioxidants, fight Alzheimer’s, and do a host of other good things for your body. But of course, you are welcome to experiment.
Start by assembling the nuts. To save time, I have made up individual serving baggies that look something like this:
In each bag, there are (approximately) 3 – 4 of each (except more of the pine nuts because they are so small):
Put those in a blender, along with about a cup of blueberries, more or less. I always use frozen ones. Add honey according to your sweet tooth, and add enough water to make it your desired thickness. If you want more of a meal replacement, use any milk instead of water – coconut milk is superb with this.
Blend really really well, and enjoy ice-cold. If I have this for breakfast, I am not hungry for a long time!
And my quote for the day, by Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim, doesn’t really have to do with either nuts or berries or even food, but I happened upon it and loved it so much I wanted to share it with you:
“The whole purpose of change, the whole purpose of continuous cycles of yin and yang is to take you higher, to make you grow, to give you more of what will lead you to a truer expression of your Real Self. Never be afraid of change. All changes lead you into greater good. That is the purpose of change and the purpose of life.” (Seven Steps to Inner Power, page 51)