Learn to make an instant-relief natural flu remedy to boost your immune system. The delicious Flu Shots heal a sore throat, blocked nose, muscle pain & weakness in no time.
Ingredients you need for your Flu Power Shot:
1. Garlic (one clove)
2. Ginger (peeled, size of your thumb)
3. Lemon (one whole)
4. Raw honey (1 teaspoon)
5. Cayenne pepper (up to 1/4 teaspoon)
6. Zinc (5 drops of Liquid Zink Sulfate)
The Blender I use is from Breville
If you like to learn more about the unique healing benefits of GINGER and GARLIC. And get two mini posters for free visit this blog post.
Do you like the taste? What are your best flu remedies?
Let me know in the comments below.
Join us for 5 days – we are going to the Banana Island starting this Friday.
And you are invited to join me, we’ll have a private Banana Island Tribe Check-in every evening during the 5 days.
You need: 30 Bananas/day = 150 total (buy them today, so they will be ripe on Friday! Ripe is KEY!)
5 large bunches of celery (for morning juice)
Hawaiian Spirulina – http://amzn.to/2Inl4M8 (to boost detoxing and for ultra mineral support)
Optional: Read the book by Dr Douglas Graham – 80/10/10 Diet – who inspired me to this experiment. Find his best book here: http://amzn.to/2InpZNf
If you want to join the daily 20min. evening check-ins with me & my friend Margret. Then write me to an email to Peggy@Peggyschirmer.com & I provide you with time & virtual meeting place.
It’s going to be awesome, guys! Let’s do it.
Sexy and energised into Spring (or Autumn, or summer or winter or inbetween :-)). YES!
I’ve started off with a cold and a sore throat today. Great time for a Spring Cleanse.
The JUICER recommend in the video is from Monzana: http://amzn.to/2pmEOa3
The best Liquid ZINC Supplement against a sore throat and to boost your immune system: http://amzn.to/2F1iZqJ
I feel in between two worlds – Cold, snowy Winter in Germany vs. the persuading scent of a tropical island. I’ve started feeling the essence of bananas. They have a unique quality: kindness.
I am starting to heal from the flu. Thank you, banana friends! On Day 3 of Banana Island I am answering: Why are bananas so good to heal your digestion quickly?
1. Sharing my best tip how to recover from the flu. 2. I show you how to impress with the best banana-vanilla Ice-cream, on the table in under 5 minutes. YUMMY!
I am completing this tropical “trip” with a guided Banana Meditation. When was the last time you actually mediated with a piece of food? Never?! Then join me and uncover the hidden secrets of the banana fruit. OM….
Having had the same blender for 4 years I loved it from the first day on. Now while staying in Germany I’ve decided I can’t live without my favourite, low-cost blender Breville Blend Active and just bought a second one.
Watch my eyes full of joy while unpacking my new favourite, low-cost blender by Breville. I wasn’t gentle with the old one – daily action, crushing ice, fibre-rich wild herbs, nuts etc.. And crazy but true it still works today! Over the journey of my life I’ve had three blenders, this one was not only the long-lasting one but (believe it or not) the cheapest, too.
Below I share my unpacking joy with you and invite you for breakfast, my favourite raw, vegan, grain-free Apple Porridge.
Feel free to comment below or ask me any personal question that you have at Peggy@PeggySchirmer.com
“Hey guys. I thought I’m gonna make a video because my new smoothie maker from Breville Blend Action just arrived yesterday. Before I show that to you. The thing with this smoothie maker is that it is actually my second one. I have one but that one is still in Tenerife. But as I am here in Germany for a bit, I couldn’t do my smoothies. And the blender also did not fit in the hand luggage. And because it’s so cheap, I thought to just buy a second one. It’s so cheap and I can just gift it to friends when I leave.
I bought the first one when I was living in the UK. That is now almost four years ago. And this blender, I just love, because it’s super cheap. I had no idea, but it really can crush anything. It can crush ice, nuts, fibre-rich wild greens. I am really excited. People just ask me if I have a Nutribullet, a Vitamix or another 400 Euro super blender? All these really expensive ones. The first one Breville Blend Action I bought when I was in the UK for 29 Pounds, I think. And now this one cost me 40 Euro, or a bit less, with package and shipping. So it’s super nice and never let me down so far. I thought I am going to unpack that together with you. And then I show you how I use it to make my breakfast with it.
So let’s unpack my favourite, low-cost blender
Tada! And by the way, I’d love to give credit to someone. Because this tool was also recommended to me: The first time I saw the blender was while working in Cullerne Gardens, in Findhorn. And a team colleague had this smoothie maker, this blender. I was watching him at tea break making his green smoothies with it and it just looked so simple. So I thought, I’m going to get the same one. So thanks, Thomas, for showing me that. I still love it. Now, let’s look into the box. OMG, I was so waiting for this moment. It’s been two weeks without my blender. So I am really happy now. There we go.
Okay, I am excited to get going with it now.
Okay. So then I have all these apples here. I am going to move you a bit closer, so you can see better.
So basically now, I am just putting so roughly cut up apples in there. You do not have to cut them very small. I am doing it now, just because it’s quicker to blend. I’ve just cleaned the floor, of course then things fall down.
If you can get organic apples. And try to not wash them. Because you see, this one I’ve just left for a week or so. And it started to re-built the bacterial film on the surface. That is awesome. These bacteria are called elevated biotics. The great things about them is that they are much more powerful and strong than the normal probiotics you can buy. And what these elevated microorganisms do is supporting your body to produce Vit.B12 by itself. This takes us off the subject a bit, but it’s so interesting to know. The only way for our body to get Vit.B12 is through bacteria. Only bacteria are able to produce Vit.B12, inside our body or in another organism. These Vit.B12 producing bacteria sit at the end of your small intestine, the ileum.
that they actually strong enough to pass all the way through the stomach and the small intestine. The stomach’s environment is very acid and aggressive for bacteria. And that is a good thing to kill of any pathogens.
But the normal store-bought probiotics that you can supplement unfortunately die off either in the stomach or the first parts of the small intestines.
But the elevated microorganisms are strong enough to get through. So this is really gold. Don’t wash your organic fruits. Eat them like they are. And support these bacteria to arrive where there are most needed, in the end part of the small intestine. If they are plentiful there then they are going to produce Vit.B12 for you.
Yeah? Just as a little side note.
Okay now, let’s keep going.
First round. Look how shiny the bottle still looks. In a few weeks, the bottle will look different. Because when you use turmeric for example, then the colour of the bottle just changes.
This blender doesn’t have a button to press, like my first one. With my new favourite, low-cost blender you just press down to get it started.
I didn’t add a lot of water in it because I like the apple porridge pretty chunky. Okay, that was the first round. Now I add more apples. If I eat this for breakfast I take four to five apples, depending on the size.
For demonstration purposes, I am just going to do one more round. And then I show you what else I add to the porridge.
I don’t add another type of fruit. Because the less variety the better and easier it is digested.
What I do in the morning normally is first my lemon juice. And then I eat just one type of fruit. You don’t want to mix apples, oranges, bananas. You can do that, but it doesn’t make it easy for your digestion. To support your body to absorb all the nutrients from your food, it’s best practice just to eat one type of fruit. You can eat five or six pieces of that.
Normally I sprout them or soak them at least in water first. But now, I didn’t prepare them as my blender just arrived. I use more or less one tablespoon of sunflower seeds.
And depending on how chunky you want to have it, you can add more or less water. I like it pretty chunky. So I am just going to add a tiny bit more water. Now, let’s see if we can do it.
Okay, that worked well. Now, I like to add some coconut chips. Try not to eat too much of it and not every morning as they contain a lot of fat. Healthy fats though, that are great for the body. Just not too much.
Yes, to get really nice natural glucose for my brain to work well. And to also support the liver to be happy and heal some damaged liver cells – dates are awesome for your body.
And you know one reason why I was missing Tenerife so much, is because of the dates. The Canary Islands import the fresh dates from Tunisia, which is just over the ocean. I love them.
They are super caramelly. I love them. I just show them to you: And the best thing is they are super moist, not hard like the classical dates from Tunisia for example. But these ones you can just touch and they are already melting away.
Cinnamon is really, really great for the intestines. It helps with digesting. It’s also anti-viral and anti-bacterial.
Ginger is also great to add. I will add both of them now.
If you would add more water. They smoothie process with my favourite, low-cost blender would go very quickly. But I like it more chunky. Like a real porridge, you know?
Okay and then: Good old Germany has a lot of great organic ginger here. Which is really cheap. I am happy about that.
You know, I am very generous with cinnamon, use one teaspoon or so.
If you are on the newsletter: I just released an article about how to help yourself when you have the flu or a cold. Make sure you check that out. Using ginger here is just awesome. I got some great feedback on that. People actually did the ginger chewing that I recommend and they so good results.
A friend of mine had a sore throat for very long. And she did this ginger chewing. Before you always had problems with having a weak immune system and it really changed for her. And now she’s also rid of her sore throat, which is great.
So, I would add a thumb-sized piece of ginger. Good, and then we come close to the end. Breakfast!
I know, it doesn’t look super appetising. But if you taste it, you’re going to change. And maybe can’t get enough of it, like I do. It’s also a very good sign that the apple turned brown now. That means it’s very rich in vitamin C and it started oxidizing. This is a natural process when you crush the apple cells.
And I like to put some apple pieces on top, too. So the consistency is more chunky and I have a bit more to chew.
I wonder if anyone is watching this at 9 am in the morning, here. But hey, depending on where you live it might be 8 pm in the evening or somewhere in between.
Okay, that it. Breakfast. Tada.
And if you want to have it sweeter you can always add more dates. Some stables that I like to use every time, just because of the huge health benefits are ginger and cinnamon in addition to the one type of fruit.
I did make an experiment to mix bananas and apples. It was also nice. It tasted nice. Because bananas give a different sweetness to it. But actually, I always came back to one fruit. My stomach just liked that better.
Feel free to experiment with what feels best for you.
I am curious, let me know in the comments below. I did out you the link for my favourite, low-cost blender down below. So if you want to invest in a new one, it a really affordable one – get my favourite, low-cost blender. I have it for over four years now, crushing ice and everything.
And the link for the Mazafati Dates is there, too.
I wish you a beautiful day, evening or afternoon, wherever you are right now. Let’s stay in touch.”
I’d love to hear from you, leave a comment below or drop me a line at Peggy@PeggySchirmer.com
great you are doing well up there in the north… I am impressed with your garlic sucking practice you are doing against a sore throat. First time I heard about that. You’ve asked me if ginger and garlic have different healing properties?
Well, first of all, they are both ancient medicines, treasured as powerful immune boosters, they are equally easy to get a hold of and both very affordable. That makes them incredibly valuable for improving our health e.g. a sore throat, digestion. They are both rich in Vit.B6 and several trace minerals, e.g. copper.
Rather than seeing them the either-or way, I suggest to imagine them as synergetic.
In comparison to penicillin e.g. one (!) crushed garlic clove is the equivalent to over 100 units of Penicillin. And that without negative side effects. Crazy, eh?
Pretty special for garlic is that it helps you to remove parasites and worms from the colon. And if you’ve ever felt like you’ve eaten a poisoned food, either because it has gone off or because of a toxic ingredient, ginger is at your side to help.
Garlic helps us to lower cholesterol and normalise blood pressure. This makes it a great food for you to eat daily as a preventive and curative ingredient. Allicin is the powerful plant component that achieves this primarily.
Although both garlic and ginger are superpower anti-inflammatory, they are specialist in different areas. Garlic is great for “auto-immune” diseases. (“autoimmune diseases” in brackets: because there are no real auto-immune diseases. Your body never attacks itself. It’s just that we haven’t found out yet what the real causes for our symptoms are – but that’s another big subject :-)) – Garlic showed good support especially with you if you suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, COPD, lupus, fibromyalgia and Lyme disease.
Gingerols are the No.1 painkiller for you: joint, muscle, and nerve pain is all treated well with ginger. After a workout or a muscle cramp, ginger is the perfect remedy. Because it allows the lactic acid that is produced by both physical, but also emotional stress, to be flushed out of your body quickly.
For women who suffer from menstruation pain or menopause symptoms like hot flushes, ginger is great. Because it is the go-to remedy an almost instant relief. Think of ginger as a great female health supporter.
If you ever feel all is too much or you can’t handle it anymore. Ginger is the ultimate antispasmodic. Because if you feel stressed and under pressure, ginger helps you relax.
A cup of ginger tea can calm your upset stomach and relax any other areas of tension for up to twelve(!) hours. Furthermore, it acts as a tonic for our stressed organs and muscles. So it is telling your body that it can let go, that everything is under control. For example, if your throat muscles are tight from speaking too much, or from having to hold in something you wish you could say, ginger is an amazing relaxant for the area.
They help squeeze the toxins out of our liver, our brain etc.. And then support the process of flushing them out quickly.
Crazy, eh? What power these little herbal friends hold?
Sucking the garlic clove is great, even better would be to eat 1-4 cloves raw per day. For example in guacamole, crushed with some olive oil on toast, as a pesto ingredient etc.
I hope this answers your question well. All the best to you both up there. Stay warm (and dry :-))
Much love to you. Peggy xxx”
If you have any further questions feel free to ask or drop me a line of feedback at Peggy@Peggyschirmer.com
Chia Vanilla Pudding has lot’s of essential Omega 3’s, great healthy glucose to nourish our brain and awesome fibre, Vitamin C and minerals (e.g. potassium) for optimal digestive health.
Bon Appetit! 🙂
Chia seeds can help you feel energized with sustaining energy all day long. But most of all they are a great “brain food”, known to improve memory and sharpening your concentration skills.
They also provide you with rich protein, vitamins E & B-complex + important minerals such as calcium, magnesium, zinc, strontium, and iron.
Optional: ½ teaspoon turmeric (enhances detox and healing potential of your snack)
Put all ingredients into a blender & use as little water as possible to create your delicious pudding. Then pour into a little serving bowl.
If you like you can add ½ banana (cut into slices) and sprinkle some cinnamon on top.
Let’s have a look at the four ingredients of the Chia Vanilla Pudding. In this part, you’ll learn why the Chia Vanilla Pudding is a healing snack for your body.
These tiny seeds are literally powerhouses for essential fatty acids like Omega-3. Once “activated” they produce a gel-like film on their surface. Now they are easily digestible and healing for your sensitive intestines. Because of their calcium content, they are perfect for reducing your muscle cramps after a workout. Furthermore, calcium can improve your bone density and help you to sleep better at the end of the day.
Bananas are one of my favourite healing foods. If I would write a book, it would be about the health benefits of bananas. Whenever you experience digestive problems, from constipation, malabsorption, cramps etc. bananas will be a great first aid for you. Because they are not only packed with vitamins (Vit.C – immune booster, Vit.B6 – strengthens nervous system) and rich in minerals (potassium, copper, and manganese). Another digestion benefit is their ability to fight pathogens, like fungus (e.g. candida), bacteria and virus in your body. And even better they can feed beneficial bacteria (like acidophilus) in your gut.
But it is key that you eat your bananas RIPE. While some of us like eating a yellow or even green banana, our body isn’t happy with that choice. Because only if your banana is dark yellow with brown spots it’s ready to eat. When the banana peel almost falls off, you’ll smell an intense banana fragrance. Now the nutrient, like healthy glucose are at their peak state and your body can absorb all the goodies from this fruit. Rather than increasing constipation and bloating from unripe fruits, you’ll now experience a smooth, easy absorption.
These sweet, caramelly treats are the No. 1 brain food and literally energy booster. Our brain and especially our liver needs healthy natural glucose to function and to heal. That is why dates are doing an awesome job here.
Being rich in Vit. A and B-complex dates also support our nervous system with an abundance of anti-oxidants. Minerals like iron, calcium, manganese help to build bone and muscle strength, that is why athletes love them for improving performance and stamina.
Like with bananas there isn’t just one type, but a variety of different tasting dates available out there. Depending on the country you live in you might get hold of my favourite date variety “Mazafati” from Iran or you go luxurious with the well know super-sized “Medjool” dates.
Already the smell of natural vanilla helps most of us relax and feel happily cosy wherever we are. Did you know that one vanilla bean contains over 25000 delicious seeds? Isn’t that incredible? With its flavour and smell, vanilla directly impacts our nervous system: This calming effect can reduce stress, anxiety and depression.
The medicinal component vanillin supports our digestive health e.g. an upset stomach, indigestion, pain. Furthermore, it helps us to alleviate symptoms of the cold or flu and can reduce headaches.
My favourite vanilla bean powder comes from vanilla beans from Madagascar. It is produced in small batches and 100% pure and natural. Vanilla bean powder is usually pretty expensive. This one is a very economical one and you’ll just need a pinch to have a whole flavour experience. 🙂 Check it out here if you like.
So you see, all of Chia Vanilla Pudding ingredients are worth being part of this healthy, energy-boosting snack.
Enjoy your delicious brain food & have a lovely day!
PS: You can find a lovely infographic for Chia Seeds here.
Watch the video below to learn what simple, delicious travel food you can make so your journey becomes body-friendly, food-search-stress-free and just delightfully yummy.
“Hey guys, what’s up? I’m going to travel today, tonight back to Tenerife. And I thought it might be really interesting for you, I’ve also got some questions about it, what am I eating and what I’m proposing to eat while you’re travelling. So that’s what I’m going to eat, my simple and healthy travel food. Don’t get crazy, it’s a long journey, that’s why it’s so much food.
Then I always travel with fresh peeled ginger. It’s a bit hardcore in the beginning, but I recommended to you as well. Just put it the slice in the mouth and then chew it really fast. And drink some water afterwards. Fresh raw ginger is highly anti-viral, anti-bacterial and protects you from all the toxins, bacterias and virus that are swirling around you while you’re travelling.
Local walnuts and coconut chips for snack and breakfast.
It’s going to be fresh raw greens: Baby spinach leaves. Just spinach. Then we have some cooked sweet potatoes, with Curcuma, and lemon juice. At the side is a veggies rice, it’s made of cauliflower. Together with raw garlic cloves, ginger and some avocado. And walnuts on top.
For all the ladies who like to lose some weight, but also for everybody else: This is ginger-lemon water. First, you press the lemon and put the juice aside. This doesn’t get cooked because vitamin C gets destroyed by heat.
Then you cut up the used lemons (needs to be an organic lemon, so no toxins in the peel) and cut some ginger in pieces and then you boil it together with up to a litre of water for like half an hour. Let it cool down and then mix it with the fresh lemon water together. So you get the benefits of both: Raw lemon juice and the minerals of the lemon peel and the ginger.
It’s a powerful liver detox, super cleansing for the digestive system. It makes your immune system really strong. This is my absolute travel favourite. If you feel a bit sluggish or tired from and during the travel, this gets you really active and awake.
I wish you a beautiful day or night. Eat healthily and make yourself some delicious travel food. I see you back in Tenerife. Bye Bye.”
Winter Food for raising your energy levels
One of my favourite dinner or lunch options in winter!
80% RAW and 20% warm cooked potatoes – so it’s just the perfect mix if you like some warm food in winter, but want to get your awesome fresh greens for maximum vitality and immune strength, too.
RAW, WARM, DELICIOUS – Try out our Warm Raw Winter Food recipe!
2 cups raw chopped baby spinach leaves
1-2 cloves raw garlic
1/2 thumb sized peeled ginger
Juice of 1 fresh pressed lemon
3-4 small potatoes
1/2 – 1 Cucumber (chopped in cubes)
Cook potatoes with peel (for maximum nutrient density) and meanwhile chop cucumber, spinach, avocado, ginger and garlic finely. Add fresh pressed lemon juice after that. Then peel the potatoes after cooking and add them chopped in chunks under the salad.
If you like: Add 1 tsp sunflower seeds for more crunch.
And your dinner is at perfect eating temperature. Not hot, but warm enough. So you get the most nutrients possible and most of all: It’s deliciously tasty.
My tip: Stop the habit of adding salt. So give it a go and try it without. It tastes awesome, doesn’t it!
But did you know the ingredients of this “Warm Raw Winter Food” recipe are so awesome good for you?
Raw spinach is incredibly nutrient dense, full of zinc, calcium, folate, vitamin A, C, E, K and various B vitamins. And spinach is also highly alkaline. So it helps your body to decrease inflammation, lowering digestive stress, relieves bloating and helps you to stay focused during the day. Because of its high mineral content and the detoxing effect repels symptoms like brain fog and fatigue, too. Did you know?
Raw garlic is a natural antibiotic. It helps in cleaning your internal organs and boosts your immune system so you can meet whatever bug is around the corner, with a smile and a “no thanks”. 🙂
Did you like the recipe? What’s your favourite ingredient of these? Spinach, garlic, cucumber?
I am curious!
My Quick Tip:
How BANANAS can help you overcome your allergy…
Bananas help to restore and balance your gut bacteria.
They contain high levels of potassium and magnesium which also help to reduce inflammation in your body.
Magnesium is a nutrient that the body needs to stay healthy. Magnesium is important for many processes in the body, including regulating muscle and nerve function, blood sugar levels, and blood pressure and making protein, bone, and DNA.
Potassium is used by your body mainly as an electrolyte. Electrolytes are minerals that conduct electricity in body fluids. Consequently, electrolytes are essential for the spread of electrical messages from your brain and along your nerves. For example, the muscles of your limbs, heart, arteries and intestines all rely on potassium and other minerals such as sodium, calcium and magnesium for normal tone. Potassium is particularly important for muscle contraction, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center, and adults should aim for about 4,700 milligrams daily from dietary sources.
Like a peacemaker, bananas work to maintain harmony amongst the bacteria in your gut.
They also contain high amounts of INULIN. Inulin has a strong probiotic potential and so helps to build up healthy bacterias in your gut.
Inulin is a type of water-soluble prebiotic fiber found in onions, leeks, garlic, asparagus, Jerusalem artichoke and many other foods. Prebiotics are indigestible to you, but they help nourish beneficial bacteria in your body.
These beneficial bacteria in turn assist with digestion and absorption of your food and play a significant role in your immune function. Inulin is a fructan, which means it is made up of chains of fructose molecules.
In your gut, inulin is converted into short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) that are then converted to healthy ketones that feed your tissues. SCFAs may also nourish colon cells and produce more appetite-controlling hormones in your body.1
As such, inulin has multiple benefits to your health.
Bananas are easy to digest if you eat them in their ripe state.
Bananas are ripe when they are brown and come off the stem almost by themselves. Never eat green or only yellow bananas.
Once bananas are ripe you can either peel and cut them to store them in the freezer and make banana ice cream later.
Or you use them now: Put the bananas in a blender, add some fresh water and some hints of vanilla pod or cinnamon. Blend and enjoy as a first start in your day or as an evening snack.
During the night your body’s ability to detox is the highest.
You want to be hydrated and neither hungry nor full when you go to bed.
Banana milk is a perfect way to achieve this state.
Eating Bananas gives your digestion the break it desperately needs.
Having allergies, you want to support your body to take every moment to cleanse itself and detox.
Bananas are a great, easy and inexpensive way to do that.
PS: This is what a medium size banana contains on average: