Monday, October 19, 2009

Recipe: Alpha Lipid LifeLine & Banana Smoothie

Erin demonstrates how to make a fantastic Alpha Lipid LifeLine, Banana and Honey Smoothie. Use this as the basis of many variations of smoothie. This tastes amazing, has all the goodness of Alpha Lipid LifeLine, the antibacterial properties of NZ Manuka Honey, the potassium and fibre content of bananas, and the calcium, vitamin D, and fat content of milk.


2 Bananas
1-2 cups milk
Dessertspoon of Manuka Honey (or other dark bush honey)
2 scoops Alpha Lipid LifeLine colostrum powder

Serves: 2-3


  • Add ground Flaxseeds/Linseeds for added Omega 3 fatty acid content; something most people are greatly lacking in today's diet, and to add mucilage

  • Add psyllium husks to bulk it out and add fibre for those with digestive troubles

  • Add avocado for a dose of good fats, and to add even more to the creamy texture

  • Add ice in summer for cooling and crunch-factor
In this video I used raw milk. I love raw milk - i.e. unpasteurised, whole milk - as it's super creamy, full of fat - which makes you feel fuller for longer - contains enzymes to help digestion, and often other good bacteria to boost immunity and gut health. As I've said previously, my personal philosophy on health is that the closer something is to nature, the better it's going to be for you.

If you can't get hold of raw milk - and if you do use it, I recommend you visit the farm and ensure the cows are healthy and raised organically, to make sure you don't end up sick from it! - then whole pasteurised milk is the next best thing.

For those who are lactose intolerant, I've used both rice milk and almond milk before with this recipe and they taste great too.

The honey I've used here is organic manuka honey. Manuka honey is made from the flowers of the NZ Manuka (Tea) Tree, and is renowned globally for its high levels of antibacterial properties. It's one of nature's greatest healers for wounds and burns, and is used in hospitals to fight MRSA infections. If you can't get hold of this, then any other dark bush honey will be fine.
NB - Never heat honey as it destroys the beneficial enzymes.

  • To fight against hayfever, use honey as local to you as you can find. It will contain local pollen and help you build an immunity to the allergens, so you don't suffer all summer long
And one final note; this actually made enough for 2-3 servings, not one as I originally intended to make in the video!!

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