SCD Recipes

Below you'll find some of the beverage recipes that members of the SCD mailing list have mailed to one another.... If there is any contradiction between instructions in Breaking the Vicious Cycle and any recipe in these archives, kindly adhere to what the book states.


> banana / pineapple
I want to pass along this superb shake recipe - it's absolutely delicious and is something like a piña colada. I've become addicted and have one pretty much everyday!
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 cup of crushed pineapple
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • dash of coconut extract

    Blend in blender. I usually add an ice cube and down it!! Hope you can enjoy!!


> fruits
"Yogurt Smoothie"

If I get a sweet tooth craving I make a "yogurt smoothie".
It replaces the ice cream I used to eat.

  • 5 huge tablespoons of yogurt
  • 0.5 cup of frozen fruit - strawberries, cherries, peaches etc
  • 1 bananna
  • sweeten with honey

    Blend until smooth, drink and smile knowing its really good for you.


> apple / pineapple
Warm Drink for the Winter

I had this beverage over the holiday and thought it would be ideal for the upcoming winter months & holidays.
  • Spiced Cider
  • 1 1/2 quarts apple cider
  • 3 c. pineapple juice
  • 10 whole allspice
  • 6 cloves
  • 5 cinnamon sticks

    Combine everything & heat slowly over medium-low heat 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Strain. Serve hot. Serves 10.

    Per serving: 115 calories, 0 grams fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 0 gm protein, 29 gm carbohydrate, 5 mg sodium.

    Deborah L. Whitmire

> pineapple
Mulled Cider w/ pineapple
  • 8 cups apple cider
  • 1 t. whole cloves
  • 2 cup pineapple juice
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 teaspoon raisins or currants
  • 2 teaspoon honey
  • 1 large orange,sliced into rounds
  • 1 lg. fresh pineapple,
  • 2 cinnamon sticks, broken into eeled & cut into 10 pieces
  • wedges

    Combine all ingredients except pineapple wedges.
    Simmer over medium-high heat 15 minutes. Pour into pre-warmed mugs or
    transfer to slow cooker set on low.
    Garnish each serving with pineapple wedges. Makes 10 c.

    Per cup: 0 gm. fat, 0 mg.cholesterol, 1 gm. protein, 52 calories, 13 gm.
    carbohydrate, 40 mg. sodium.

    Hope you enjoy!

> almonds
Almond Milk

Almond milk is an ingredient common in Medieval European recipes, particularly in Lenten dishes (milk, eggs, and meat broth all being forbidden in Lent). The recipe below is a basic one. For some recipes we make a thicker almond milk with more almond relative to the amount of water; other recipes say "draw up a good milk of almonds with broth (or wine)", in which case the broth or wine is substituted for the water in making the almond milk.

To make almond milk: Take 1/4 cup (1 3/4 oz) blanched slivered almonds.
Put them in a food processor, run it briefly. Add a little water, run it longer. Continue adding water and running the processor until you have a milky liquid. Strain through several layers of cheesecloth. Put the residue back in the food processor, add a little more water, and repeat. Continue until the residue produces almost no more milk. Throw out the residue. This should give you about 1 cup of almond milk.

> ginger
Gingerade - Traditional Shaker recipe

  • 1  1/2 to 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
  • 1/2 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 5 cups boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice or more to taste
  • 4 tablespoons honey or to taste

    Put the ginger and lemon zest in a pitcher and pour in the boiling water. Stir, then let seep about 1 hour. Strain the liquid. Stir in the lemon juice and honey. Taste and add more lemon juice or honey if desired. Serve chilled.

    Serves 4-6


> ginger
Ginger Tea

Hi Shannon,

I also drink fresh ginger tea.
I use a fresh piece of ginger (1/2 the size of your index finger.) Grate the ginger into two cups cold water in a small pan , bring to a boil, shut off flame and allow to steep for a few minutes.
You can let it steep as long as you like (or can tolerate) it gets very strong and stings as you drink it if steeping for too long.
I personally like it very strong, but others might not.
Add lemon and honey to taste.


> ginger
Ginger tea (II)

    To make ginger tea, peel and grate about 1tsp. fresh ginger.
    Pour boiling water over it and let it steep for at least 15 min.
    Strain, squeeze a wedge of lemon into it.

    Best regards,