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Budwig Inspired Dairy-Free Mini POWER Parfait

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Budwig Inspired Dairy-Free Mini POWER Parfait

This is not your standard parfait.

This is a power parfait! …although it tastes like dessert. Each ingredient is packed with nutrition. Disease-fighting walnuts, fiber-rich sweet dates, anti-oxidant filled cinnamon and berries, protein-rich organic tofu, and the flaxseed… let’s pause and savor…

Fresh cold-pressed flaxseed oil uses and benefits:

  • rich in Omega 3 alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) – converts to EPA and DHA
  • powerful anti-inflamatory food, making it beneficial for Crohn’s, Colitis, and other inflamatory disease
  • relieves constipation
  • can help to lower cholesterol, reduce high blood pressure and risk of heart attack and heart disease if taken regularly
  • reduces cancer risk
  • promotes healthy shin, hair and nails
  • used to prevent and help to heal a variety of illnesses

The trouble lies in getting the oil into the cells so it can do its work. Dr. Budwig discovered that a chemical reaction occurs when flaxseed oil and quark, or cottage cheese, are blended together. The oil becomes highly bioavailable.

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See the original dairy recipe here

Dr. Budwig’s Anti-Cancer 3 Ingredient Muesli

And more here –

How to Prep for Daily Budwig Protocol Creamy Muesli

Dr. Johanna Budwig was a German biochemist who spent her life working to cure cancer and other diseases. You can read more about her and her original recipe for quark and flaxseed oil HERE. Her success record is quite impressive! She used the sulphur protein compounds in quark to deliver ultra healing cold-pressed organic flaxseed oil to the cells, revitalizing them and fighting disease.

What about people who do not eat dairy? Dr. Budwig was convinced that dairy was a necessary component for this healing method, although she encouraged a largely vegetarian diet in her protocol. No meat. No butter. There are no case studies showing that replacing cheese with tofu will produce the same effect, although tofu is also a sulphur protein. Whether or not it can be used in the same way as the original quark-oil recipe is used for healing disease is a topic that is unstudied and debatable.

In any event, the ingredients in this Budwig-inspired parfait do contain anti-cancer properties. While relying on this to cure cancer would be ill-advised, to say the least, it would probably not be a bad thing to add this to your breakfast rotation. Be sure your ingredients are high quality and fresh. Rancid flaxseed oil can produce the opposite effect and actually be carcinogenic.

A personal note:

I really want this to work (as a cancer and disease fighter) as well as the original version. There are many beloved no-dairy people in my life. I have heard anecdotal reports that a tofu-oil blend has worked very well for some as a healing food.

Although in general there is little to no dairy in my personal diet, when I add the original Budwig cottage cheese-flax muesli, it gives me a deep sense of health and well-being. For me. it is akin to that first chill in the air after a long hot summer that tells you autumn and winter are on the way. Anything is possible and all is well. The sky is the limit. Everything is in balance and at peace… every cell in my body is nourished… basically what I sometimes simplistically refer to as a food high. ‘Really more of a food wellness and rejuvenation… The original cottage cheese-oil version works for me. Like green juice works for me, and beans and rice work for me. Completely nourishing and healing.

Using tofu in lieu of cottage cheese does not give me quite the same almost immediate feeling of wellness, although I do still like it a lot. Every person is different. Our needs are not the same. I would love to hear how this works for other people. All those healing foods in one little jar can’t be a bad thing.

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Parfait

Walnut Crust

You can use raw walnuts, as is. I prefer to soak walnuts overnight, and them lay them out to dry first. This simple process makes them more bioavailable.

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Place walnuts and dates into a food processor, with a dash of cinnamon, to taste. Dates give this just the right amount of delicious sweetness without adding any refined sugars. Process together until you have a course texture.

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This creates a delicious sweet crust for your parfait.

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Set aside. Now make your filling.

Tofu and Oil Filling

Into a bowl (a glass measuring cup works great), place tofu and flax oil.

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Using an immersion blender, completely combine the two until there is no more loose oil.

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Then stir in sweetener and n.yeast, if using. Add a little at a time and taste. Because the bottom and top layers will be sweet, you may prefer to keep this layer more “cheesy”.

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Prepare for the fridge (if eating later)

Into each small mason jar (4 oz), place about 1 Tablespoon of the walnut crust, pressing it gently into the bottom of the jar. You will have extra crust that you can use later or roll into truffles and eat.

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Over each crust, pour about 1/4 cup of the filling. Evenly distribute filling until it is all added to the jars.

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Place lids on the jars and refrigerate them until you are ready to eat.

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You do not have to do this in advance. I like having this part done so that I can enjoy a quick parfait for breakfast.

When you are ready to eat

Start with fresh whole flaxseeds.

When flaxseed in ground, it should be eaten within 15 minutes, Otherwise it not only loses nutritive power, but becomes rancid and harmful. With all other components ready to go, we can grind flaxseed last and be ready to eat immediately.

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Using a coffee grinder or spice grinder, grind fresh flaxseed – 1 Tablespoon per person.

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Dump ground flaxseed into a bowl and drizzle sweetener over it. You can stir this together, but it is fast and easy to just use your fingers to combine and clump so that it looks like granola.

This layer is not only extremely nutritious, but it also adds a delightful texture layer and sweetness which plays well with the other flavors like a well choreographed dance.

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Add flaxseed crumble to your refrigerated serving with the walnut crust and filling. Throw fruit on top. Eat and Enjoy!

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Budwig Inspired Dairy-Free Mini Power Parfait

This recipe makes four mini parfaits, with extra walnut crust leftover. If you like it, just double up next time. Keep the tofu and oil at a 2:1 ratio and prepare as much as you like. Silken tofu creates a loose creamy texture. Try a firm tofu for a thicker custard-like texture. 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup walnuts (I like to use soaked and dried)
  • 4 pitted dates
  • ground cinnamon, to taste
  • 1/2 cup (4 oz) organic silken tofu
  • 1/4 cup fresh organic cold-pressed flaxseed oil (kept refrigerated)
  • optional: sweetener like agave (or honey if you use it), to taste
  • optional: n. yeast, to taste (I used about 1/2 teaspoon for a subtle flavor)
  • 4 small mason jars (4 oz), or use what you have on hand

When ready to eat:

  • fresh organic berries, apples, or peaches, washed and diced
  • flax seed, 1 T per serving
  • sweetener, such as agave (or honey if you use it), to taste – just enough to clump ground flaxseed

Method

Crust – You can use raw walnuts, as is. I prefer to soak walnuts overnight, and them lay them out to dry first. This simple process makes them more bioavailable. Place walnuts and dates into a food processor, with a dash of cinnamon, to taste. Process together until you have a course texture. This creates a delicious sweet crust for your parfait.

Filling – Into a bowl (a glass measuring cup works great), place tofu and flax oil. Using and immersion blender, completely combine the two until there is no more loose separated oil. Then stir in sweetener and n.yeast, if using. Add a little at a time and taste. Because the bottom and top layers will be sweet, you may prefer to keep this layer more “cheesy”.

Prep – Into each small mason jar, place about 1 Tablespoon of the walnut crust, pressing it gently into the bottom of the jar. (You will have extra crust that you can use later or roll into truffles and eat.) Over each crust, pour about 1/4 cup of the filling. Evenly distribute filling until it is all added to the jars. Place lids on the jars and refrigerate them until you are ready to eat.

When you are ready to eat

Fruit – Use organic fruit. wash, chop and set aside.

Flaxseed crumble – Using a coffee grinder or spice grinder, grind fresh flaxseed – 1 Tablespoon per person. When flaxseed in ground, it should be eaten within 15 minutes, Otherwise it not only loses nutritive power, but becomes rancid and harmful. With all other components ready to go, we can grind flaxseed last and be ready to eat immediately. Dump ground flaxseed into a bowl and drizzle sweetener over it. You can stir this together, but it is fast and easy to just use your fingers to combine and clump so that it looks like granola.

Add flaxseed crumble to your refrigerated serving with the walnut crust and filling. Throw fruit on top. Eat and Enjoy!

The tiny parfait makes it easy to sink your spoon all the way to the bottom collecting some of each layer in each perfect bite.

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Reminder: This site does not diagnose illness or promise or promote cures. We provide information, research, and resources. With your chosen physician, you can decide what is optimal for your personal health.

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