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GAPS™ Shake

GAPs smoothie

Dr. Campbell-McBride created the GAPS milkshakes for a multitude of situations. This is a brilliant drink and will help with all types of digestive disfunctions. It is especially recommended for constipation, blood sugar imbalances, problematic biofilms and parasites and people who are not absorbing nutrients.

A GAPS shake is a combination of juice blended with raw eggs and fermented cream (sour cream). Initially begin with about 1/2 cup a day and work up to 2 cups a day. Sensitive people should begin with 1-2 Tablespoons a day.

Recipe:

Juice: 1 carrot, 2-3 apples (or pineapple), 1 stick of celery, small wedge of beetroot and a small piece of cabbage. (You can also add a little lemon juice and some greens)

To the juice add 1-2 raw eggs (know your chickens!) and 4-5 Tablespoons of homemade raw sour cream. If you can’t use sour cream you need to have an equal amount of another fat (butter, ghee, coconut oil, any kind of animal fat, olive oil – don’t use other kinds of vegetable fats though), you can also make your own fermented coconut cream but don’t use coconut cream that has any additives (agar etc), you can make your own coconut cream from organic dessicated coconut. Be careful with coconut cream/oil if you have any mold/candida issues as coconut is very powerful against yeasts and you can get very strong die-off.

Blend the juice, eggs and fat with a hand-held mixer. Drink this mixture 2x a day on an empty stomach. First thing in the morning and in the afternoon. I generally make up enough juice for the whole day and then mix in the eggs and fat just before drinking.

The high fat content lubricates the bowel wall and softens the stool. The enzyme full juice stimulates the pancreatic juices. The protein from the eggs as well as the cabbage stimulates stomach acid production. The ratio of fat, sugar, protein is important.

It is easy to make you own sour cream, simply innoculate a pint (500ml) of (preferably raw) cream with 2 tablespoons of kefir, yogurt or creme fraiche. Let this mixture sit on the counter for 24 hours, and you will have your own homemade probiotic rich sour cream.

It is good to have the juice as clear as possible, especially at the beginning of the diet when your digestive system is very sensitive to raw fibre, so I usually strain the juice before using.

You can add other therapeutic ingredients, cod liver oil, ginger, celery, cucumber, carrot tops, mint, lettuces, beet and radish tops, bok choy, cabbage, etc.

It is best not to use too much green leafy vegetables — i.e. spinach, swiss chard, kale and other raw leafy greens that have a lot of oxalic acids [1], especially at the beginning phases of the diet, or if you are having any kidney/bladder sensitivities.

If you have low stomach acid and constipation it is very helpful to add a small amount of cabbage to the juice as this will stimulate stomach acid, which will help with vitamin B 12 production and increase energy levels as an added bonus.

Adding the fermented cream and raw eggs adds healthy fat and protein to the mixture this lowers the body’s insulin response to the juice, in the beginning very toxic people may want to use just egg yolks. Using the whole egg allows the raw egg white to also chelate heavy metals.

When I first started drinking this juice it knocked me out straight away. I basically fell asleep instantly the first few times I drank it. It is good to let yourself have the time and space to let your body sleep and do what it needs to do for the first few days using this drink, take epsom salt baths, walk with bare-feet on a beach or go sit by a waterfall (negative ions are very helpful).

It is important to use organic or better than organic produce. If the fruits and vegetables have any agricultural chemicals on them, you will be concentrating these chemicals in your juice which we really don’t want.

It can be helpful to add in a teaspoon of spirulina, especially if constipation is an issue. Spirulina is a blue green algae and has a lot of protein, vitamins and minerals, it also helps with heavy metal chelation.

I have also found that the GAPS smoothie is very helpful in breaking down fibroids and other lumps and bumps in our bodies. Being able to digest fat better with more bile production also helps us to absorb our fat soluble vitamins which in turn helps us to absorb minerals better. This helps us to heal our teeth, our eye-sight, our nervous system, our adrenals, our reproductive organs, regrow hair and nails and much more.