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Basmati Rice

At the Nova Vita clinic, they often serve white basmati rice (1/2 cup cooked) with fresh coconut milk (about 1/4 cup) + fresh mango + small amount of Blue Agave.

Note:  Yacun is now used rather than Blue Agave – or sometimes a combination of the two.  About 1 scoop of Power Meal is served in mid-afternoon.

Osias, the chef at the clinic and the one who prepares incredibly beautiful and tasty meals that are healthy, taught me how to make coconut milk.  Place the meat of a fresh coconut (small pieces) into the blender with water to make 1 liter (1 quart).  Blend on high speed for 3 minutes.  Osias then strains the milk and discards the remainder.

I personally love the fiber that I get from the whole coconut, so I no longer strain it.  In fact, I grate the coconut in the blender first and separate it into small portions which I freeze so I can use daily for preparing my Power Meal and/or for the rice.  I also found that quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is high in protein and fiber and a great substitute for the basmati rice whether for variety or for better cleansing.  Nova Vita serves a combination of oatmeal and quinoa with coconut milk and cinnamon each morning for breakfast.  Recently, they have been serving quinoa at every meal in some form because it is so wonderful for detoxification.  Quinoa can be served as a salad with salad dressing and vegetables and is quite delicious.  It can even be served with Asian spices for variety.

Quinoa

(pronounced keen-wah)

More information about quinoa along with free recipes

http://thestonesoup.com/blog/2010/06/12-things-you-should-know-about-quinoa/