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Adelle Davis’ Pep-Up Recipe

Adelle Davis Pep Up

Adelle Davis created a breakfast drink she dubbed “Pep-Up.” Here is a recipe from her multi-million-copy-selling 1954 classic: Let’s Eat Right To Keep Fit.

  • 1 quart skim, low fat, or whole milk, preferably medically certified raw
  • 1 teaspoon to ½ cup yeast (depending on whether you are a beginner or a veteran yeast fan)
  • ¼ to ½ cup powdered milk (not instant)
  • 1 tablespoon soy, peanut, or safflower oil or mixed vegetable oils
  • ½ teaspoon magnesium oxide
  • 1 tablespoon granular lecithin (more if blood cholesterol is above 180 milligrams per 100 cc.)
  • 1 or 2 eggs, as desired
  • ½ cup frozen, undiluted orange juice or ½ cup apricot nectar or grape juice or ½ banana or 3 or 4 tablespoons chunk pineapple or frozen berries or any strong-flavored fruit
  • Stir or blend together and drink


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