Friday, March 14, 2014

My back up meal

Here is what I pack for a backup meal for when I am in a bit of a flare or just in case there isn't any safe food for me to eat around. 

  • 1 mason jar with mixing wire ball
  • 1 jar of homemades tummies from Emergen C and grass fed gelation
  • some clean whey protein meal supplements - the only protein is from grass fed cow's, not crazy for the taste, the container is Absorb Plus, which is pre-digested and goes into blood stream within 20 mins. 
  • 1 small jar of Udo's or Flax oil

I pack them all in a cooler bag with a small ice pack and it is good for the day, unless it's really hot out then I will have to find a frig.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Golden milk drink on the go

I love coconut; Coconut milk, oil, flakes...
But sometimes a whole can of coconut milk is a bit much for me to consume in a timely fashion. It can be a bit heavy for me especially during times of colitis symptoms. Since I have been off diary, I really miss a hot cup of thick yummy something. I have also been making gummies with grass fed gelatin. I tried some with coconut milk and found myself still downing them too fast. One day, I decided to drop a couple of these coconut milk gummies in my cup and added hot water in it. I gave it a stir an and... voila, I got a cup of instant hot coconut milk drink with the power of gelatin. I found this drink very satisfying and also convenient in its individual serving size. My second batch I added curcumin in it as I have been reading about all the Golden milk posts. I am fighting a bit of sniffles so it is perfect timing for this healing drink. My next batch will be a cocoa version of it. Stay tuned 

Here is the recipe I used

  • 1 can 400ml coconut milk ( I use AROY D organic)
  • 2 tbsp grass fed gelatin ( I use Great Lake Grass fed gelatin ) 
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup or raw honey
  • 4 tbsp organic turmeric
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
I omitted black pepper ( a nightshade) because it makes me gassy. If you are fine with black pepper, you can add a dash as it is suppose to increase absorption of turmeric many folds.

  1. Dissolve gelatin in coconut milk in a pot under low heat
  2. Add maple syrup or raw honey
  3. Stir in turmeric
  4. Once gelatin is melted, pour into silicon liners set in muffin tray
  5. Refrigerate until set 30 mins

I cut each puck in half and store them in a jar in the fridge.

When you are ready to use, take a half puck out, place in mug, add hot water and stir.