Just turn a corner already with Anti-Crud Bombs!

Just when you thought the world couldn’t get more crazy, dark, complicated, enter the COVID19 mayhem! We are taking notice at our house and putting some basic emergency-preparedness strategies in place and increasing our consumption of foods-and-supplements shown to have anti-viral properties. Tis always a good idea and wise steward of resources, including information, to take care of your self and loved ones if you can.

In the midst of all of this, I decided to create a healthy snack food for me and my beloved. We are taking anti-virals already but how about improving our fight-stance using up some of those weird powders and potions I have collected from our local health food stores? No prob. And just like that, JJW’s Anti-Crud Bombs were born!

Just Julie Write’s Anti-Crud Bombs*

BASE

2 T Organic elderberry syrup

2 T Upgraded nano zinc liquid or similar

1 t Bee pollen granules or powder

1 T Grass-fed, organic collagen

¼ t Celtic/Himalayan sea salt

1/8 C Organic coconut oil, solid, at room temperature

1/8 C Gaia Immunity Shine or similar powdered product

1/8 C Baobab, pomegranate, or other plain, low-sugar/super ox powder

¼ C Finely shredded, unsweetened organic coconut

2 T Liposomal vitamin C liquid or powder

¼ C (Lactose-free?) grass-fed, organic whey powder

Substitute ingredients as needed.  Mix first 5 ingredients (or ones of smaller quantity) first.  Use a pastry blender or 2 knife-and-fork to cut-n-combine with remaining  ingredients until crumbly like pastry batter.  A normal person will want his or her BOMBS to taste at least somewhat good so add familiar flavors.  A health nut like me with lots of dietary restrictions will want to limit sugars, even add bitters to reduce glycemic impact.  There is evidence that sugar or anything sweet-tasting can deplete immunity and/or mess with blood sugar levels so only use as much as you need.  NO SWEETENERS of any kind!  This is a “health food” not a snack or candy.  Divide mixture in half if making 2 versions below; you have 3 options from here:  1) Add Sweetened Version ingredients to half of the Base, 2) Add Low Sugar Version ingredients to the other half of the Base, or 3) Add entire Base to the version you choose.  Adjust ingredients so the mixture remains somewhat crumbly but sticks together when you pinch it.

Sweetened Version                                   Health Nut Version

½ C Organic peanut or almond butter                               ½ C Organic almond or

2T Chopped organic cranberries                                                  mixed Seed Butter

1/8 C Organic coconut sugar                                             2 T Chopped organic black currants

                                                                                                1 t Finely ground, roasted dandelion root powder

(maya nut, etc.)

Set aside:  Organic cocoa powder                                    Ground flax seeds, etc.

Form mixture into a large ball.  Place on sheet of waxed paper, pinch and roll into

A short log about 1 ½ inches in diameter.  Wrap in waxed paper and refrigerate 2

hours.  Slice firm batter into about 1-inch pieces, roll into a ball in the warmth of

your hands and roll in desired powder.  Store in airtight container, placing waxed

paper between layers of bombs.  These should keep about a week in the

refrigerator and freeze well too.

GOALS FOR THIS RECIPE:

  • As low-sugar as possible but reasonably tasty, earthy?
  • Include protein and fat to balance simple carbs somewhat.
  • Add bitter flavors to potentially reduce blood sugar impact, promote bile flow.
  • Use as many anti-microbial-like herbs, supps, and foods as possible.
  • Sufficient fat to create refrigerated dough, make bombs satisfying.
  • Be able to freeze them.
  • Avoid heat so as not to degrade or change ingredients in any way.
  • Encourage one’s spouse/loved one to add potent, anti-crud supplements to his/her otherwise “normal” diet without tasting too weird.
  • Avoid impacting metabolism or interfering with sleep as much as possible.
  • Add fiber, healthy fats, omega 3s, minerals.
  • Put all the crazy powders and ingredients I have collected to good use.
  • Convenience.  We have one in the morning and one at night.

*Julie makes no claims about the benefits or drawbacks of these ingredients or bombs! Please do your own research and substitute your favorite wellness items as desired. Enjoy!

The Waiter Went the Other Way

So we thought we’d have a little meal delivered

Just the hubby-n-me tonight, no special reason

Placed the order with the coupon of the month

And settled into the night with tummies a grumblin.’

We took care of a little of this and that

Caught up on the news of the day

He has a canoe race tomorrow, me a treatment

Both will go forward on a rainy Saturday.

Surely the restaurant

Was busy or somethin’

As the hours wore on

We hoped we were not forgotten.

But abandoned we were

And the manager had no order

The delivery service never came

And no one got to bother our dog.

Soooooo,

Unfrozen brats and canned green beans

A little granola, some almonds oh yeah

Just add a pat o’ Irish butter dear lad

To fill the bellies ‘fore bed a wee bit unhappy.

The Waiter did not make his Way

To our doorstep this night as hoped

The dog will just have to scare another soul

Or munch the bonus treat they’ll need to bring tomorrow.