Morning Smoothie

I am deeply inspired by Grannie's resolve to take into her own hands her own health remedies.  Truly, I am privileged to witness not only her will, but more, her determination to combat her own health issues.  For me, it is a thing of beauty and for the sheer good of it, to watch Grannie rather laboriously go through the process - the resolve, the research, the work, the fortitude - the time and energy she commits every single day to write her own prescriptions for maintaining good health.

Fresh fruit, rinsed in a vinegar bath, cut up, portioned and stored in the freezer

Fresh fruit, rinsed in a vinegar bath, cut up, portioned and stored in the freezer

Grannie's Morning Fruit Smoothie

When Grannie's not at her computer or tablet, researching (okay and playing solitaire - no longer challenged by the New York Times Crossword Puzzles), she is in the kitchen prepping an array of fruits and vegetables she's researched for her specific natural health remedies.  The artist in me cannot help but pick up the camera and begin snapping these images, in my mind, for the good of generations of our great grands to come, to reap the benefits of Grannie's Tonics. 

Grannie Writes Her Own Natural Prescriptions

Essentially, Grannie's Daily Fruit Smoothie includes the standards, like strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, cherries, grapes, pineapples, oranges, apples, watermelon, pomegranates, and of course, she'll throw in anything else her research informs necessary, like Hibiscus and Green teas, oh, and Greek Yogurt!

The idea is to get all the good for you stuff into your body everyday to help your body run more efficiently!  I will tell you that because of Grannie, I too get my nutrients everyday; though, honestly, I am not as regimented as Grannie, but I figure, even a little is more than I've ever done, the best I've eaten in my whole life and that feels good to me. 

As well, I've seen the results in the both of us.  For example, weight loss, smooth bowels, clearer skin, eating less, etc.  To me, this is all really Grannie's legacy, which will surely benefit not only our great grands, but I can't help but share it with you, too!  I am amazed and honored to be here, to bear witness, I mean, That's My Momma!  She's something else; always been this way, always been My Shero, always had zero tolerance for the boolshyt - in some, but not all, people, politics, religion, medicine and these days, well, we just can't help but wonder, What's going on with the food? 

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Grannie chops up fresh pineapples, nothing wasted, including the core and thorny outer skin goes into her smoothie

Grannie chops up fresh pineapples, nothing wasted, including the core and thorny outer skin goes into her smoothie


Grannie's

Morning Smoothie

Write Your Own Natural Prescription

Research & Recipes by Grannie, Descriptions & Images by Mariby CorpeningTM


No matter what you read, hear, made to believe or have been told, you must do your own research, ask the questions, seek the answers - the truth - in food, know what’s good for you and what’s not, then write your own natural prescriptions for your own good health.
— Grannie

Grannie's Tonics

If you've ever had the pleasure of talking to Grannie, it goes without saying, that she is a Body of Wisdom.  Grannie [My Mom] has so much to give - so, so, so much knowledge and information - always researching, always trying out natural remedies.  I'm talking home grown, like back in the old days, when your parents enforced your daily portions - whole vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, grains, fish, poultry and a lot less meat; back then, there was no such thing as take out and dining out was a rare treat, if you ever did!  Grannie says, I used to think that we didn't eat meat because we were poor; it never occurred to me, Mommie was trying to keep us fed and healthy. 

Grannie's got so many stories (many we can't mention here LOL), I decided that somehow I must chronicle as much as I can.  So, I should start off with Grannie's Tonic.

What's In Grannie Tonic?

For those who don't yet know Grannie, she takes her home-made tonics everyday, for general good health and to help combat illnesses - High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, etc.  It all started after a routine doctor's visit remedied with just too many prescriptions, to which Grannie responded, Aw Hell no! 

Grannie began researching alternative good health remedies, using natural foods - vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices we [should] eat everyday; the first of which I have to share, her daily tonic.  

Fresh Vegetables bathed in a little vinegar in preparation for Grannie's Tonic

Fresh Vegetables bathed in a little vinegar in preparation for Grannie's Tonic

And if you ask, So Grannie, what's in your tonic?  She will tell you to look up Master Tonic on the internet.  Essentially, it is a combination of essential vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices ground into a liquidy pulp, a tablespoon of which Grannie takes everyday to help her body fight off infection and disease.  Some of the standards include:  Garlic, Onion, Ginger, Turmeric, Horse Radish, Chili Peppers & Apple Cider Vinegar.  From there, Grannie suggests you research your particular ailments and build your specialized tonic from there. 

FYI, we take one tablespoon one to two times daily!  Though, Grannie suggests, for example, if you feel a cold coming on, then you'd take it at least three times daily and I can tell you, it works! 

Grannie doesn't worry about getting a cold!


Grannie's

Daily Tonic

One teaspoon a day helps keep the doctors away

Research by Grannie, Descriptions & Images by Mariby CorpeningTM