Sixty-five years ago, a German scientist and researcher named Johanna Budwig created the Budwig Diet Protocol as anti-cancer treatment based on her research into the connection between oxygen and cancer. Budwig found that a certain combination of proteins and fats increased the body’s absorption and utilization of oxygen. Thus the Budwig Diet was born.
Flax seeds are the richest source of unsaturated omega 3 fatty acids. Quark, a cultured dairy product made from fermenting milk with beneficial bacteria, is rich in sulphurated amino acids. This unsaturated fatty acid and sulphurated amino acid combination is vital to the absorption and utilization of oxygen. Quark is very different from Greek yogurt or cottage cheese. Quark contains the beneficial Lactococcus lactis bacteria, is very high in protein, and contains neither rennet nor added salt. If you can’t find quark locally, there are several quark recipes available online if you want to make your own quark at home.
This Budwig Quark Flaxseed Smoothie recipe is one way to incorporate the Budwig Diet into your daily routine. A traditional mixture of quark, cold-pressed flaxseed oil, and fresh ground flax seeds can be added to fresh juice and spiced up with cinnamon and ginger to make this delicious and nutritious drink.
3.5 ounces of quark
3 Tablespoons of cold-pressed flaxseed oil
1 teaspoon of raw organic honey, optional
2 Tablespoons freshly ground flax seeds
1-2 cups fresh juice
Seasonal fruits and berries to taste
Add vanilla, cinnamon, and/or ginger to taste
Blend quark and flaxseed oil thoroughly until oil is fully emulsified. Add honey if desired. Grind flax seeds to a fine powder in a dedicated coffee grinder. Add powdered flax seeds, juice, fruit, and spices to quark-oil mixture. Drink within 15 minutes of preparing. Enjoy!
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