The Trick Is To Eat Like A Bird

Jul 12, 11 The Trick Is To Eat Like A Bird

I have a vivid memory from when I was a little kid of my abuelo making a drink out of my pet canary’s alpiste. Now, abuelo has always been a back-to-the-earth, natural remedy sort of guy, but this time I was thinking, has he finally lost it? Turns out dear old gramps was onto something. Alpiste, also known as canary seed ‘cause that’s what they eat, contains a great deal of protein, iron and antioxidants. It is known to help regulate cholesterol, triglycerides and blood glucose levels as well as help detox organs like the pancreas and kidneys. It’s even said to help lose weight, so make sure to add it to your list of fat-busters. If you want to reap all the benefits alpiste has to offer, you need to prepare it like so:

  • Place 5 tablespoons of seeds in a bowl of water and let them soak overnight.
  • Strain them in the morning and place the seeds in the blender, filling it ¾ of the way with clean water.
  • Proceed to blend, strain y listo.

The result will be a milky drink similar to horchata. Don’t add sugar or fruit or anything to it unless you want to kill off all the good stuff. Drink one glass before breakfast and save the rest in the fridge to drink before bed. This twice-a-day regimen will have you feeling strong as an ox and maybe even a few pounds lighter (than you used to be, not a few pounds lighter than an ox).

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