I’m excited to share the good news. My dad is finally discharged from hospital. That’s a huge relief! I’m sure my mom is the happiest. She asked for him everyday. Suffering from Alzheimer’s, I think he is the only one she remembers.
As I look at my parents and a lot of ageing people, I think it’s very sad to see that many elderly folks are very frail and sick. Too many are confined to wheelchair or bed. The picture look very bleak and depressing. However there are also those who are still very healthy, alert and strong even through old age. They are the ones who inspire me. So, what is the difference? I don’t know. I would really like to know. It must be healthy food and healthy lifestyle. Are we eating healthy and living an active, healthy lifestyle?
I know of a man who is still very healthy at about 65. We play badminton together. There’s also another who is 70+ and is still playing badminton. They don’t play highly competitive games but for exercise. I see a lot of elderly people working out at the gym, too. That’s really amazing and inspirational.
I have always tried to eat healthy and live an active life. One of my top favourite healthy food is smoothie. I’ve shared about blueberries and its awesome health benefits earlier. I add it to smoothies everyday. My hubby is not health conscious. He just eats what I serve him. Sounds so spoilt huh! But he has no choice. If he complains, I go on strike…haha. If he doesn’t complain, he gets good food every now and then. That’s fair to the cook, right?
My previous quote about blueberries:
“Blueberries are the only food that have been shown to not only prevent, but to actually reverse abnormal physical and mental decline. They are an excellent laxative, blood cleanser and antioxidant. They have also proven to be a powerful antidote to stress.”
- by Hallelujah Acres
Marketing to me is quite like a hobby to me. I love to look at all the different types of food and ingredients on the shelves in the supermarket. But my hubby is just the opposite. So just imagine my total shock when I saw 6 packets (about 500g each) of frozen blueberries in the freezer….bought by him! At last…….he’s learning…..yeah!
Making smoothie is easy, simple and quick. It’s healthy breakfast in a glass…..nutrients packed, easily digested and a great start to the day. My family likes this smoothie with blueberries, nectarines and bananas with some manuka honey and goat milk. The flavour and taste are really beautiful.
I don’t take or serve cold food or drinks in the morning. According to Chinese medicine, it’s not good for the body. It chills the organs. I always warm up the milk before adding to the cold blueberries which I always take it out at night and leave in the fridge section rather than straight from the freezer. So my smoothies are at body temperature.
Goat milk is a better option compared to cow’s milk. It’s is easy to digest and is the closest to mother’s milk. It may be difficult to drink because of it’s smell. I trained my children to drink one spoon at a time, mixed with Nesquick which is a chocolate drink. Increase the amount slowly if they don’t complain. Pretty soon, they will be drinking a glass!
Here’s my blueberry smoothie recipe. You can vary the amount that you like.
Put everything in a jar. Be very careful if you use a glass jar. The best would be a stainless steel jar. Blend it with the stick blender until smooth. Or you can use a normal blender. But I find using the stick blender the easiest. Enjoy this highly delicious and healthy drink any time you like. I love it for my breakfast…..breakfast in a glass!
What is your favourite smoothie? What is your favourite breakfast menu? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.
Other smoothies or healthy drinks that you may be interested in:
Mango Raspberries Smoothie
How To Make A Delicious Low Fat healthy Smoothie
Healthy Avocado Drink
Carrot, Apple And Beet Juice For Health
Carrot, Apple And Broccoli Juice For Health
Healthy Lemongrass Drink
Fennel And Apple Juice For Health
Other food with blueberries:
Blueberry Pound Cake
Quote of the day……
“Those who do not find time for exercise will have to find time for illness.”
Earl of Derby