Breakfast Smoothie

I will be straight with you!  I am not a smoothie person.  Not into it!  Just not my thing!  So, I was slowly enticed, just watching Grannie, as always, do her own thang; though, I still wouldn't bite!  Then, one morning, I was rushing about because, well, I just don't like being late for anything.  I like to rise early enough to sit and have a quiet cup of Cafe Viennese, indulge in my artistry, write a little and even prepare, sit down and enjoy my breakfast; yes, even on a weekday!  But, this particular morning, there was no time and I fretted that I might have to settle for grabbing a fast food breakfast sandwich.  When Grannie reminds me of her Breakfast Smoothie, Momi, just drink this, and it will hold you for hoursIt's the perfect on-the-go meal.

Truly, I thought, only to appease her, I did drink it down and rushed out the door!  Moving so fast at work that entire morning, it was noon, before I realized that I never even stopped to think about that fast food breakfast sandwich.  From then on, I was sold!

Right Your Own Natural Prescriptions

Grannie's Prescription for a Healthy Breakfast When You're On The Move!

Grannie's Prescription for a Healthy Breakfast When You're On The Move!

Now, y'all know, I like to eat!  I love good food, fresh, whole meals, meat, bread (My Buttermilk Slap Biscuits), etc.  I want to see some excitement on my plate!  So, no, I am not a nuts and seeds person!  So, I get you; I understand, because clearly there is nothing appetizing about nuts and seeds; but, here's the thing:  It's healthy, nourishing, fast, and truly what got me, it holds me - to my next meal 4-5 hours later!

Grannie whips it up each morning in her hard-working Vitamix and sometimes she uses the Bullet for smaller servings.  Let me tell you, Grannie wears that Vitamix out!  Do you hear me!  But, I enjoy watching Grannie and her discipline and determination to Righting Her Own Natural Remedies for Her Own Good Health.  It has greatly influenced my eating habits and for this, I am eternally grateful for My Grannie!

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Grannie always says, Make it your own!  Put in your breakfast smoothie the things you need (for nourishment) along with the things you like (for flavor).  Grannie puts nuts (Pecans, Almonds, Pistachios, Brazil Nuts), seeds (Flax, Sesame, Chia), beans (Lentils, Black Beans, Chick Peas), eggs, coconut milk, molasses, prunes and, for our tastes, she adds a little coffee, which gives it a richness, I particularly enjoy.  But again, do you!  That way, you'll not only enjoy the flavor, but your body will be rewarded with healthy nourishment, without all the chemicals, not to mention, you feel full for a good four hours - a natural health remedy!

What's huge for me, I find that when I drink my daily smoothies (Fruit, Breakfast, Green & Bean Smoothies), I'm not hungry; so, I most often won't be tempted to eat the too sweet or twoo salty snacks (cookies, chips, donuts, etc.).  Yes, I still eat whole meals and I still enjoy snacking; but, I find myself making healthier choices - because I am not always hungry, like I used to be!   And when I began to see subtle weight loss, smoother bowel movement, feeling lighter, clearer skin, etc., I began asking Grannie for her Breakfast (and other) Smoothies.  Grannie makes a Fresh Ginger drink my daughter particularly likes.  See Grannie's Tonics & other Smoothies.  I went from grabbing her breakfast smoothie only when I was in a rush, to now, I have one everyday (week) day.  Side note, I like mine cold (like a milkshake) and Grannie likes her hot (like cereal).  Again, do you!

Grannie's Breakfast Smoothie - To Right Your Own Natural Prescriptions for Good Health

Grannie's Breakfast Smoothie - To Right Your Own Natural Prescriptions for Good Health


Grannie's

Breakfast Smoothie

The Perfect Natural Meal On The Go

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


Nobody’s going to care about you, your health, more than you. It’s up to you to take care of you. You (not the FDA, nor the doctors) get to decide what goes into your body, into your children’s body. Include the healthy options you can enjoy and mix them in with the necessities for good health and remember
MAKE IT YOUR OWN!
— Grannie

Morning Fruit Smoothie

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

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.

Grannie's daily Fruit Smoothies include all essential fruits for nourishment!

Grannie's daily Fruit Smoothies include all essential fruits for nourishment!

Grannie's Morning Fruit Smoothie

Grannie portions, bags and freezes the fruit then just a quick blend for easy drink & go

Grannie portions, bags and freezes the fruit then just a quick blend for easy drink & go

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 before me and in my mind, for the good of generations of our great grands to come, to reap the benefits of Grannie's Tonics. 

Grannie Rights Her Own Natural Prescriptions

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

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. 

Grannie soaks all fruit in a water & vinegar bath to kill the germs/pesticides & for longer lasting freshness

Grannie soaks all fruit in a water & vinegar bath to kill the germs/pesticides & for longer lasting freshness

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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When Grannie's at the market picking out her fruit, I enjoy just stepping back and watching.  She is so delighted in her preparations that someone always asks her, "Grannie [like they know her] what are you going to do with ...?"

When Grannie's at the market picking out her fruit, I enjoy just stepping back and watching.  She is so delighted in her preparations that someone always asks her, "Grannie [like they know her] what are you going to do with ...?"


Grannie's

Morning Fruit Smoothie

Right Your Own Natural Prescriptions

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


No matter what you read, hear, made to believe or have ever 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 right 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.

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

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! 

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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.  

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's making a choice to healthfully grow old and 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