Today our kids are not getting their sufficient energy through their irregular food habits. So we are feeding unnatural food, drinks and so on.
Many times, the greatest secrets to our healthy living is with our granny. In our house, we never had those modern so called health drink. Many people do not have time or know to get these forgotten natural food ingredients to make a health mix that we can consume daily. When I was connecting farmer’s traditional products to parenting community, one of the key questions all the parents or old age people ask me was, can I recommend a good natural health mix. So I decided to get my granny’s recipe we used for ages. Not to be surprised, it was a big hit! Now, I am honored to share this recipe to our holistic parenting group.
|1||Mapillai Samba (traditional rice)||Known as Bridegroom’s rice :). It helps in increasing Ojas in our body (energy). This rice is said to improve digestion, cure mouth ulcers, Fight against cancer, Increase haemoglobin content in blood and peoples with diabetic also can consume this rice.|
|2||Kodo millet||Known for medicinal properties (including anti-diabetic and anti-rheumatic attributes), helps heal wounds and has a tranquilizing effect.|
|3||Little millet||Known help prevention of constipation & heals all the problems related to stomach. It improves the semen counts of men. It also helps for women with irregular periods problems. Its high fiber helps to reduce the fat depositions in the body.|
|4||Barnyard millet||Known to have 6 times high fiber content when compared with wheat. Its a gluten free millet with high calcium, phosphorous & fiber. It is high in carbohydrates and fat too. It helps to maintain the body temperature. It acts as a good anti oxidant too.|
Known for its rich in dietary fiber and minerals such as copper & iron. It helps us to keep our body strong and immune. It helps to control blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
|6||Pearl millet||Known for have 8 times more iron of the rice. It is very rich in Calcium, Protein, Iron & Magnesium. It helps to reduce the bad cholesterol level in our body. Its a great body coolant. It helps to improve the digestion power & heals stomach ulcers too. It helps to improve bowel movements & prevents constipation. It makes our body strong. It helps to increase the secretion of milk for lactating mothers.|
|7||Ragi||It reverts Skin aging, Increases Lactation, Helps Digestion, Treats Anemia, good Source of Protein and Amino Acids, Aids Relaxation, Reduces Cholesterol, Controls Diabetes, Increases Bone Strength and Helps in Weight Loss.|
|8||Sorghum||It has vitamins like niacin, riboflavin, and thiamin, as well as high levels of magnesium, iron, copper, calcium, phosphorous, and potassium, as well as nearly half the daily required intake of protein and a very significant amount of dietary fiber.|
|9||Green gram||Known for its rich in Vitamin A, B, C and E and also in many minerals including iron, calcium, potassium vegetarian protein. As per Ancient Chinese medicine it also contains anti-cancer properties.|
|10||Black gram||Known for Anti inflammatory properties and strengthens nervous system cure male and female sexual related problems.|
|11||Horse gram||Known for its rich in iron, calcium and vegetarian source of protein.|
|12||Bengal gram||Known as Energy booster, Diabetics, Digestive system, Treat anemia, Eliminates stones, treatment of curing skin problems like acne, pimple, dermatitis, eczema and scabies etc.|
|13||Roasted gram||it prevents constipation and lessens the risk of heart disease also a good source of calcium, potassium and magnesium.|
|14||Ground nut||Known for health benefiting nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins that are essential for optimum health.|
|15||Dry ginger||Known to relief from gastrointestinal distress, very beneficial in the prevention of motion sickness. It reduces nausea and cold sweats, dizziness and vomiting.|
|16||Pepper||Known to relief from cold, detox your skin, and even help fight cancer and lot more.|
|17||Cardamom||Anti-Carcinogenic Properties, Good for Cardiovascular Health, Control of Cholesterol, Anti-Depressant, Treating Urinary Disorders, Anti-Asthmatic Property and Anti-Inflammatory Properties and lot more.|
|18||Flax seed||Know for its omega 3, Reduce Hypertension, Depression, Liver Disease and lot more.|
Apart from this we have added the dry nuts like badam, pistas, Cashews, peanuts and many other healthy ingredients too. The full list of ingredients can be read here.
These ingredients are taken in a definite proportion – sprouted, roasted and grinded to powder so that it stays fresh for long time without adding any preservatives or additives. The ingredients and the process is from the ancestral recipe book. It was followed and benefits were reaped by many generations.
It takes 3 people as a team to work for at least 7 days to prepare this mix, end result is 54 kg to 72 kg pack. Since there are no preservatives, buy only the quantity that you plan to use within few weeks.
How to Use/Cook?
For single person – Take 250ml of water, make it warm, put 2 spoons of this health mix, stir with warm water for 2 minutes. After that, add little organic jaggery and drink it.
You can make Porridge, Adai dosa, Puttu, Paayasam, laddu etc.