Though the dogs bark every time, I love it when the mailman ends up on my front porch because it almost always means that I’ve got one more bundle of goodies coming my way that’s sure to become a part of my preparedness efforts. And in spite of what you may see on the outside, coupled with my talk of red velvet cupcakes, I do actually rely on having plenty of quality nutrition in my home for everyday and more chaotic scenarios. Today the postman brought me something that fits right into my healthier focus of stocking up on shelf-stable foods. I open the box and fall in love all over again with the 12 canisters of delicious, pure, and tasty powdered coconut milk—and let out a raspy cheer.
Powdered Coconut Milk? You Bet!
This powdered coconut milk is made with the smallest amount of caseine, necessary as an emulsifier; but brand is the only brand I found that contains only .025% of their 65% Virgin Coconut Milk formula—low enough that it won’t bother most who have an allergy to it. It goes into my fabulous green smoothie that I have each day filled with more goodies from EnerHealth Botanicals including their Ener Foods greens, and a couple of handfuls of sprouts that come in their “Survive to Thrive 40 Days and Nights Super Foods” collection. I’m all about making sure I have enough calories, but in some instances, the quality of the calories are SO much more important, such as those I get in these kinds of great high-quality ingredients. I wanted Organic options to choose from as well and without having to sacrifice a long shelf-life. The 15 year shelf-life on these foods suits me just fine.
When it comes to consuming such high quality foods, a caution is in order. Start consuming them now and developing a taste for them. Your body craves what it eats. And waking up one day and realizing you’re stuck with radish sprouts and powdered coconut milk may cause more of a mental meltdown that the original disaster. *grin* So I enjoy incorporating them now into my lifestyle rather than trying to talk myself into eating them later. Learn to love them now and thrive on them later. Such an approach only improves my state of Medical Preparedness along with my Mental and Food Principles of Preparedness along the way.
Usually my day starts with a green drink consisting of the powdered greens, powdered coconut milk, freeze-dried strawberries and blueberries, a handful of healthy sprouts and seeds (such as chia), sugar and corn syrup-free apple juice, a wedge of banana or freeze-dried chips, and some of my Be Young Essential Oils Meal Replacement powder. I blend it all up in my VitaMix blender which works just fine when plugged into my Humless Solar Generator—so I know I can continue this routine for a long, long time to come—regardless of what curve balls Life might throw.
I may be happy with what I’ve got but I have to tell you that seeing these healthy items as a part of my future plans gives a whole different kind of contentment. Who’da thunk it that I’d be so happy looking at hundreds of pounds of sprouts (that I get from Five Star Preparedness too), cases of powdered greens, 10 pounds of chi seeds, cases of powdered coconut milk, shelves stacked with sugar free fruit juices, freeze-dried fruits and vegetables, and a solar generator? *grin* Yup. I’ve definitely fallen off the deep end.
Such lunacy is probably more pronounced since my idea of "food storage" is when I'm dreaming up some delicious ginger and curry sauces that I can conjure up with that powdered coconut milk, some diced jicama, and some of the canned chicken I’ve got, served over some of my long-term brown rice made in only a matter of minutes in my pressure cooker! Yum-mee!! Sounds like dinner! And for dessert I can throw some of the coconut milk powder along with some of my powdered remains of my freeze-dried pineapple and raspberries into the blender with some water and have a fabulous tasting dessert too! Sounds like a winner! (I never throw out the powdered remains at the bottom of the #10 cans of fruits and veggies for this very reason, Folks. There’s still so much flavor in there and it can be used in so many different ways such as in a broth, a dessert cream, as a rub on chicken or fish, and SO much more!
You should know that I’m not the kind of person who tells myself “No, you can’t have ________.” Instead, I tell myself that I CAN enjoy whatever I want so long as I get in the good things first, such as a hearty plate of salad greens, my green drink, my essential oils liver cleanse from Be Young, and my 2 quarts of water each day. What’s helped me make a difference in health and wellness is that once I make room for all of the positive items I don’t usually have much room or desire for the less-than-ideal foods and drinks. Nor do I crave them often.
Remember, EnerHealth Botanicals is giving away one of their awesome Survive to Thrive 40 Days and Nights Organic Food Storage Pails as well as a canister of their Ener Foods Super Green Drink powder as a part of our fabulous Prepper Outreach Contest! Be Young Essential Oils is also giving away 3 packages including their popular Liver Cleanse combination. So if you haven’t sent in your Prepper Outreach Entry yet, be sure you do so SOON! Either an essay or a video works GREAT! Voting will begin soon and you don’t want to be left out! There is STILL PLENTY of prizes to give away and we’re also going to make sure that EVERYONE WINS something great too! So take this opportunity to shout out and share why YOU got involved in preparedness and what an impact it’s made in your life! The more the merrier!
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