No gorillas were harmed in the making of this milk!
After months of wanting to make the gorilla milk that i saw Lou Corona and Dan 'the life re-generator' Macdonald making on Youtube, I finally now have all the tools and ingredients necessary to do it. When I real-eyesed that i need to be able to ingest food that is raw, uncooked, organic and maximally healthy to allow my body to heal and regenerate, I went as far as to sell some of the 'things' that I had accumulated, to trade them for the food related items that make sustaining a raw diet more practical - such as a slow speed cold-press juicer and a high speed commercial blender.
While it is true that gorillas don't use blenders and juicers, it is also true that their body has evolved and adapted quite specifically to allow them to easily eat large amounts of greens; humans have, for the most part, evolved quite weak jaws and are not presently so well adapted to switching to a diet of entirely raw fruit and greens. So for now, if I am going to achieve gorilla strength, I am happy to use these kitchen aids to help... and at least this way I don't need to plan how to milk a real gorilla. ;)
So.. what is gorilla milk? and why would I want some?
A highly rich, highly nutritious, homemade, organic, raw and living food that can be used as a replacement for 'dairy' milk and has a variety of other uses. The first part is an almond and coconut milk mixture that can be made to be as liquid or as 'milkshakey' as you prefer. The second part is a green juice that contains fresh apples, cucumber, celery and herbs. When combined, these two mixes are an awesomely healthy drink that somehow manages to combine the tastiest parts of eating sweets and chocolate, with the health giving properties of eating greens and fruit - without any of the downsides associated with sugary and processed foods.. In short, it's akin to a type of holy grail of food. :)
Not only does this milk deliver high nutrition but it is tasty and has a great balancing effect on the body - if you are over weight it will help you lose weight and if you are underweight it will help you come up to weight!
So I've got my tarzan loin cloth ready.. how do I make this stuff?
Firstly, you don't strictly need a loin clothe. Beyond that, you will need:
- A high powered blender, such as a vitamix, blendtec or equivalent.
- A juicer that is capable of juicing leafy greens, such as an auger style juicer that operates at a slow speed (rpm).
- 1 or ideally 2 sieves to strain the mixtures.
- 1 muslin straining bag.
- A chopping board and chopping knife (ideally a ceramic knife since these cut very cleanly and do not interfere with the food as much as metal knives do).
- A large glass bowl.
- A glass jar with a lid that can hold at least 1 pint.
- Mortar and pestle (if available).
Organic ingredients are strongly advised. The ingredients for the mix are (1 part can equal 1 cup):
- 1 part fresh, raw almonds (many store bought almonds are pasteurized and processed - these are not recommended).
- 1 part coconut meat (if available).
- Freshly ground cinnamon (if available) - to taste.
- 1/2 teaspoon of pink crystal himalayan salt (or equivalent).
- several dates.
- 3 parts of coconut water.
- 1 bunch of kale (black kale is fine).
- 1 bunch of parsley.
- 1 bunch of cilantro/ coriander.
- 1 stalk of celery
- 1 cucumber
- 1 apple
You may need to build up to being able to use / access all these items and ingredients..
Got everything ready? Let's milk this gorilla!
- Soak raw almonds in the best water you can find for 24 hours (changing water every 8 hours) - ideally using structured geothermal, alkaline water from the earth direct. Alternatively, you can use neutral or alkaline spring water or other high quality water. Soaking the almonds will remove the enzyme inhibitors that they contain which may deplete our own resources of enzymes if we ingest them - which would be counterproductive to us, since we are seeking to increase our enzyme levels, not deplete them.
- Once the almonds are ready, put them in the blender along with the dates, salt, cinnamon and coconut water (plus coconut meat if available).
- Blend the mixture until it is smooth as a smoothie or milkshake (usually around 30 - 40 seconds).
- Strain the mixture through a sieve to remove any remaining hard particles from the nuts and date seeds.
- Put the mixture in the muslin bag (nut milk strainer bag) and squeeze the bag over a bowl, to collect all the liquid 'milk' in the bowl and to leave behind the denser material inside the muslin bag.
- You should now have a light coloured liquid in the bowl that resembles milk and smells like a sweet bread/milkshake/dessert.
- Now use the juicer to juice the greens (cucumber, apple, celery, parsley, coriander & kale).
- Stir the green juice into an even mixture.
- Finally combine the nut milk mixture with the green mixture in a glass, in whichever proportions suit your taste and preference. i used a 50/50 mix, though you may prefer more greens or more nut milk.
You now have your finished gorilla milk, packed with nutrition, ready to enjoy on it's own or with cereal or however else you prefer!
Thanks so much to lou corona for sharing this, here he is in action: