Biodynamic Vitamins

Rose HipsThe word “biodynamic” seems to be all the rage these days, so I thought it appropriate to attach it to Rudolf Hauschka’s perspective on Vitamins :-).

I am one of those people who personally believes that nature got it right the first time…in other words a spoonful of home-made rose-hip syrup provides Vitamin C in a natural form that is easily absorbed and digested by humans–synthetic Vitamin C will never be the same thing. (Despite this I do confess to taking a Vitamin B complex tablet daily at the moment – not something I usually do but a naturopath recommended it so I thought I’d try it out).

Chapter Eighteen of Rudolf Hauschka’s book Nutrition: A Holistic Approach (1967) gave me a completely different perspective of vitamins than I have come across before. His section on the history of food and nutrition also looks at the interaction of humans and food in an entirely different light but I will have to do a separate post for that.

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Banana and Tahini Smoothie

This is a great way to start your day. It is quick, nourishing and delectable. Most importantly is has a lot of easily absorbed calcium and potassium.

Serves 2-3

  • 1 banana, the riper the sweeter
  • 1 T tahini, or you can use freshly ground toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 T almond butter
  • 1 t vanilla essence
  • 1 T honey (or you can use a sweet apple)
  • ½ c herbal iced tea (or water)
  • 1 c yogurt or keffir or both
  • 1 t cinnamon, ground

Method:
Blend ingredients together. It is also nice to add ice at the end to make it into more of a thicker colder smoothie.

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