Budwig Diet Smoothie Recipe

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Someone turned me on to Dr. Johanna Budwig recently. I read a bit about her research and her diet online. While there isn't a lot of hard evidence behind it, she was definitely ahead of her time in recognizing the importance of good fats, and the harmful effects of bad fats, in our modern diets. She strongly encouraged the consumption of organic Flax or Linseed Oil combined with low fat cottage cheese. Somehow the protein and fat combination has a very positive combined effect. Her own clinical evaluation showed very positive effects on Cancer and Arthritis.
Anyway, I decided to try some cottage cheese and organic flax seed oil in my morning smoothie. I was somewhat shocked, but it actually tastes even better. The cottage cheese adds richness while the organic flaxseed oil adds smoothness. If you want to add these ingredients to your diet for health reasons, you definitely do not have to trade off taste. Just try the recipe below!

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Servings: 3
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Ingredients

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  • 1 large apple (braeburn, fuji, gala, etc.), quartered...skin, seeds & all
  • 1 orange, peeled and quartered
  • 1 cups frozen Mango pieces
  • 1 cup frozen mixed blueberries, blackberries & raspberries
  • 1/2 scoop vanilla-flavored soy protein powder
  • 2 Tbsp low fat cottage cheese
  • 2 Tbsp organic flax seed oil (got mine at Trader Joe's)
  • 1 cup vanilla-flavored soy milk

Directions

  1. Put the fresh fruit (I leave just a tad of peel on the orange for flavor) and rest of ingredients in the blender/vita mix
  2. Run on medium, pushing down with an instrument until the mixture is blending
  3. Turn to high and leave for 30-60 seconds
  4. Pour and drink!
  5. A few variations I might recommend. My wife Nancy prefers this without the protein powder. If you don't like Soy, feel free to substitute another protein powder and/or low fat or rice milk. I used to put in some yogurt, but found it added calories without adding much flavor or healthy micro-nutrients. I occasionally throw in a Banana, Peach, Kiwi, or Melon. Tangerines are also a nice, slightly more tart substitute for oranges. Feel free to mix and match...but the basic is still my favorite!

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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 253g
Recipe makes 3 servings
Calories 151  
Calories from Fat 20 13%
Total Fat 2.29g 3%
Saturated Fat 0.37g 1%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 99mg 4%
Potassium 290mg 8%
Total Carbs 28.82g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4.2g 14%
Sugars 21.69g 14%
Protein 6.09g 10%
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  • October 31, 2013
    The Budwig Protocol works wonders due to its specific blending that turns insoluble omega 3 into water soluble omega 3, that helps to generate more "good cells" so as to battle cancer. You should use 2 teaspoon of low fat cottage cheese to 1 teaspoon of cold pressed flaxseed oil, not 2:2 as prescribed here in this recipe. In order to benefit from the mixture, you should firstly blend the cottage cheese, then slowly blend in the flaxseed oil. Once that's done, THEN mixed in fruits or nuts for added flavour. According to your recipe you're blending all ingredients simultaneously, and that will not provide the Budwig health benefits I'm afraid.
    • Michelle May
      October 5, 2010
      Sounds really yummy! 8-) My mother has been suffering with Arthritis for a number of years and started doing the Budwig Diet and has already seen some positive effects. I will get her to try this one for sure. She is currently using the free guide which can be downloaded from www.budwigcenter.com
      • Monocot
        August 23, 2010
        It Looks Real Good but Boy I bet that is Super Filling!. I'll try this sometime soon!
        • Gourmet Mama
          July 13, 2010
          Mmm, sounds delicious. I personally like to have a nice green smoothie in the mornings . . . I've never tried flax seed oil or cottage cheese though, sounds interesting.
          • Coral Smith
            June 25, 2010
            Could you remove the protein powder? Not a big fan of that due to tast. I think the sugers sound high but looks to be from the fruit for the most part so I think I should be okay if not the first thing I take in for the day... Sounds Wonderful and think I just may try it, with a few changes to fit me.
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            • John Spottiswood
              June 26, 2010
              Hi Coral, you can definitely leave out the protein powder. I put it in to moderate the sugars a bit. I found I was "coming down" a little bit just before lunch. Adding the protein seems to moderate this for me, but definitely not necessary.
              • Christie
                July 13, 2010
                You might try AnyWhey Protein Powder. It has absolutely no flavor; I put a scoop in gravy, the milk on my cereal, in soups, smoothies, puddings, basically anything that has the slightest liquid or almost-liquid texture. It's really high in protein, too, and easy on the stomach. I use one of those little hand-held blenders for mixing it into soup and my cereal milk, but you can use a cheapo one from WalMart; that's what I use, and it works just fine.
              • June 23, 2010
                Though this looks wonderful, I was shocked at the calorie count, the carb and sugar count. I am trying to eat at 1000 calories a day-and under 80 carbs, so this smoothie would be my entire allottment. Bummer. However, thanks for the info abt the flax oil @ Trader Joe. I will incorporate that into my diet!
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                • FunLovinFoodie
                  June 23, 2010
                  Hi Denise,

                  After doing a little of my own research online, Vanilla Soy Milk is approx 100-150 calories per 1 cup serving. Somehow the nutritional info on the site is erroneously stating 599 calories!!! This should make it much easier to fit into your diet. Hope this helps!

                  Tonia
                  • John Spottiswood
                    June 26, 2010
                    Hi Denise...this is a huge amount of smoothie. I usually eat about 2/3 of it, and give the rest to my kids. I think I'll change the servings so it seems less shocking. Thanks for the feedback!

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