What makes our family feel like The Incredibles?
The Pink Power Drink!
This is because Pink Power’s daytime alias is the GAPS™ Milkshake, dubbed so by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, the founder of the GAPS™ Protocol for physiological and psychological healing.
Dr. Natasha on the GAPS™ Milkshake:
GAPS Milkshake: make a juice from a mixture of fruit and vegetables, add 1-2 raw eggs (both the yolk and the white) and a large dollop of raw sour cream (if sour cream was not introduced yet, use coconut oil) and whisk the whole thing. It will turn into a delicious ‘milkshake’. The fats and protein balance the sugars in the juice, keeping the blood sugar under control. The juices of apple, celery, beetroot and other vegetables soften the gallbladder stones over time, while the fat provides gentle stimulation to the liver to squeeze these stones out. Start this milkshake from a few tablespoons per day and gradually increase to 2 glasses per day: first thing in the morning on an empty stomach and middle of afternoon.
She also recommends:
- Drinking on an empty stomach, first thing in the morning, or middle of the afternoon
- 1/3 of a glass to start
- Chew your mouthfuls (this stimulates digestive juices)
- Work up to 2 glasses a day
Juicing is powerfully detoxifying, and adding healthy fats and proteins to your freshly pressed juice will slow down the absorption of the natural sugars in the juice.
GAPS milkshakes provide the stimulation for the liver contraction and bile flushing, and the juice gently dissolves gallbladder stones. And a healthy liver and gallbladder are your friends in the detox realm.
Raw egg white is also an excellent heavy metal chelator!
What we do:
Our family generally juices every weekday morning (for some reason it works better to do it on tightly scheduled mornings rather than loosely structured weekend mornings, go figure)
Here are approximate ingredients that we use in our “family quantity” juicing, but they are very flexible:
- 6 – 10 freshly rinsed carrots
- 1 organic apple
- 1 lemon (peel & pits removed)
- 1 beets (rinsed & quartered)
- small handful cilantro
- 3 large handfuls of greens – like organic spinach, lettuce, kale
- 1 tomato
- 2 – 3 stalks of celery
Again, it is very flexible, and you may not always have all the ingredients on hand. You want to aim for approximately 50% good tasting, and 50% “therapeutic”. Other veggies can include cucumber, small amount of cabbage, parsley, etc.
Then to this freshly pressed juice add:
- 2 – 3 whole raw eggs (organic & pastured is best)
- large dollop of sour cream (use highest quality you can, organic & homemade is best)
I use my immersion blender to make it perfectly smooth.
A tip for the less-than-eager? You can start your kiddos out with GAPS™ juicing by using little shot glasses…a lot more fun.
So here’s to your Superpowers.
Some other resources and websites:
GAPS™ Milkshake/Smoothie Youtube video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAr7kq6B9Cw
GAPS Australia Practitioner on the GAPS™ Milkshake – http://gapsaustralia.com.au/gaps-milkshake-smoothie/
Another GAPS™ Practitioner’s take on the milkshake – http://www.judytsafrirmd.com/my-go-to-breakfast-the-gaps-milkshake/
I would love to hear from you!
Have you considered juicing?
If you juice, what do you put in your morning juice?
What is your favorite juicer?
Let me know in the comments below!