Currently, I’ve been making a ‘family’ smoothie in the attempt to get lots of good probiotics into my kids who either can’t swallow pills or won’t eat many probiotic-rich foods. Each of my kids has some minor health complaint that could be greatly benefited by consuming more beneficial life-giving bacteria. Smoothies make a great conduit for an extra nutritional punch. Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that promote ‘life’ within our inner ecosystems.
- 2 cups or more raw milk or coconut milk
- 2 cups frozen organic fruit (such as mango, peach, pineapple - a sweeter fruit, if using a less sweet fruit, you may want to add a touch of raw honey)
- 2 raw pastured egg yolks, or more if desired
- 1 tablespoon high-quality flax seed oil (for omega 3, 6 & 9)
- 1 tsp. of milk kefir grains (for saccharomyces boulardii - a mixture of beneficial bacteria and yeasts) more or less as tolerated
- 1-2 Tbsp. of whey from raw milk yogurt
- 1 capsule of probiotics (transient in nature with several different strains of bacteria) more or less as tolerated
- 1 capsule of Prescript Assist, more or less as tolerated, based on recommendations below
- OR, use BioKult which is a combination of both, but mostly transient
- L-glutamine powder (for known issues with small intestines, such as Leaky Gut. Follow dose on bottle.)
- Blend all ingredients in a large tall vessel, such as a mason jar with an immersion blender.
- Or place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high for 2 minutes until fruit is completely smooth.
- Add more milk to adjust consistency as desired.
Why Add Egg Yolks?
Eggs from truly pastured hens allowed to roam and eat bugs are one of the most nourishing and easy to digest foods on earth. Raw egg yolk has actually been compared to human breast milk in that it’s almost 100% absorbed into the body apart from digestion. They are loaded with amazing nutrition from, amino acids, loads of vitamins especially B vitamins, essential fatty acids, zinc, magnesium and more. They are pretty much a perfect food. If you are able to get really good quality eggs, this would be a great way to ensure that you are getting a good spectrum of essential nutrients for overall health.
A yeast that was first discovered by a French scientist, H. Boulard, in 1920. This yeast is found in water kefir, milk kefir, and kombucha. Supplementing with it in your diet can be helpful in treating gut issues, such as diarrhea and even constipation. It has also been said to help eradicate candida.
How Much Probiotics To Take
Based on Dr. Natasha’s book: ‘Gut & Psychology Syndrome‘, once you find a good quality probiotic, you need to build your dose slowly. This is to prevent the symptoms of ‘die-off, which occurs due to the pathogenic bacteria inside your body being destroyed by the good probiotics. When the bad guys ‘die-off’ they release toxins. So start with a small dose and build up, increasing as you feel ready to without any ‘die-off’ symptoms. This smoothie recipe may contain too many probiotics for someone who has not built up a tolerance to them. Adjust the recipe to where you are at and go slow to prevent any reactions. Here are some general guidelines to dosage for maintenance (these amounts would increase with health complications/and severe illnesses);
An adult should have around 15-20 billion of bacterial cells per day.
An infant up to 12 months of age can have 1-2 billion of bacterial cells per day.
A toddler from 1 to 2 years of age can have 2-4 billion of bacterial cells per day.
A child from 2 to 4 years of age can handle 4-8 billion of bacterial cells per day.
A child from 4 to 10 years of age can have 8-12 billion of bacterial cells per day.
From the age of 12 to 16 we can increase the dose to 12-15 billion per day.
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