Optimal Health Outreach

Optimal Health Outreach

It was a good turnout for the Optimal Health Seminar and workshop held at Schofields Church Sunday 18th May 2014, with about 50 people attending.

Brother Alasdair Pow gave the first presentation on “Optimal Nutrition” inspiring us to eat well of the healthier foods and avoid the harmful foods that add centimetres to our waistlines.  This was followed by a presentation by Amos Thiel on “Optimal Detoxing”.   He showed us all the organs of the body that help us eliminate toxins and some simple ways to assist in detoxification.

A workshop followed with Br. Alasdair demonstrating a nutritional shake which tasted yummy, and everyone was able to sample it.

During the afternoon a refreshing green drink made by Sister Susan Lausevic was enjoyed by all those who attended the lectures. Sister Susan also demonstrated an Energy Green Smoothie as a good breakfast alternative to boost the body’s energy and nutritional intake. All enjoyed sampling these drinks.

Enjoy taste and nutrition mixed together!  For those who are interested, here are a couple of recipes:


Nutrition Shake

1 cup of soya milk (Vitasoy)

7 nuts

1 tablespoon linseed

½ tablespoon sunflower seeds

½ tablespoon pumpkin seeds


Add fruit:

1 apple; or

1 apple + ½ cup mixed berries; or

1 frozen banana + 1 mango; or

½ cup mixed berries

Added flavour – cinnamon or ginger


Vitamise ingredients in blender for a thickshake.


Dry Mix Nutrition Shake on Fruit Salad

As above, minus the milk and fruit. Dry mix up in blender and sprinkle over bowl of fruit salad.


Nutritious Cream over Fruit Salad

1 cup of soya milk (Vitasoy)

7 nuts

1 tablespoon linseed

½ tablespoon sunflower seeds

½ tablespoon sesame seeds

½ tablespoon pumpkin seeds

1 tablespoon sultanas

¼ cup coconut milk

1 teaspoon of natural vanilla essence

(add genuine maple syrup or honey if needed)


Refreshing Alkaline Chlorophyll Drink

Juices from greens have tremendous health benefits and are used as a great detoxifier. Chlorophyll is both a potent oxygenator and helps alkalize our blood; it thus helps our bodies fight off disease. All these benefits strengthen our immune system and enhance overall energy levels and wellbeing. Chlorophyll binds with toxins and helps remove them from the body. Chlorophyll can also stimulate bowel movements and is a great aid in colon cleansing; it’s also delicious, even children will love it.


Immune Boosting Green Drink Recipe

Serves 2-4



3 cups loosely packed baby spinach (about 3 large handfuls)

1 sprig fresh mint leaves

2 cups water or coconut water

juice of 1 small lemon or lime (about 2-3 tablespoons)

4 to 6 ice cubes

Unsweetened pineapple juice or 4 chunks fresh pineapple



Blend all ingredients in a Vitamix or other high-speed blender until smooth. Serve immediately. Can be strained if you like it lighter.

Store your second serving in an air-tight container in the refrigerator up to 24 hours if needed.


~ Reported by Susan Lausevic

BodyPure Natural Therapies