The Original Budwig Cream

The mixture of flax seed oil with cottage cheese/quark, also known as The Budwig Muesli, is the cornerstone of the Budwig Diet. The Budwig cream is part of a healthy diet from Dr Johanna Budwig (1908- 2003), who was a doctorate in physics and PhD in natural science. She was also a chemist and qualified pharmacologist, and a seven-time alternative Nobel Prize nominee. She was known internationally for her wide successes in helping people to regain their health from degenerative diseases, auto-immune disorders, cancer and other serious illnesses. Doing her research, she discovered that many of the conventional processed fats and hydrogenated oils were destroying the membranes of our cells, causing diseased cells and toxicity. Our body is energetic and is made up of nearly 100 trillion cells which have a positive charge inside the nucleus, and negative on the outside. For our cells to work properly, just like for the batteries of a flashlight for example, we must have properly ENERGIZED cells. Processed fat and free-radicals destroy the membranes of the cells which can no longer fire up properly, affecting our nervous system and every single cell in our entire body, creating congestion, inflammation and degenerative diseases.

To understand how the Budwig cream works, Dr Budwig explained that the surface-active fats [with the right combination and blend of flax seed oil and  cottage cheese/quark containing sulphate proteins] produce a wealth of electrons, increasing oxygen intake from the cells, and therefore reactivating the vital functions to immediately begin the healing process.

Serves: 1    Yield: 1 bowl


  • 1 tablespoon of flax seed oil
  • 1 banana
  • 2 tablespoons of organic cottage cheese/quark (look for 2% or 3.5 % fat content. If too high, the fat content of the cottage cheese or quark won’t mix into the flax seed oil, cancelling out the oxygenating benefits of the Budwig Cream).
  • 2 tablespoons of freshly ground whole flax seeds.
  • 1 tablespoon of soaked  almonds or pumpkin seeds.
  • 1 tablespoon of soaked chia or hemp seeds
  • optional: 2 tablespoon of brown rice, oatmeal  or of buckwheat.
  • fresh juice of 1/2 lemon.
  • 1 cup of berries plus one apple.


Prep Time: 5 minute   Total Time: 10 minutes

  1. First mix a blender or a hand-held electric mixer the banana, flax seed oil and the cottage cheeses/quark for 1 or 2 minutes at a slow speed. The cream must have the consistency of whipped cream with no excess oil. Do not add anything else until it has a creamy consistency.
  2. Add the flax seeds and the remaining ingredients to the blender until smooth and creamy.

The flax seed oil must be first pressed and cold pressed. It has to be kept cold, so store it in the fridge.

Once made, the Budwig Cream has to be ingested within 20 minutes of its preparation, if not it will become saturated.

Same with the seeds that have to be stored in the freezer if already ground.

Also, the recipe has to be altered if there is a tendency for loose stools or constipation. For loose stools use sunflower seeds instead of flax seeds, and rice and buckwheat. Otherwise, if tendency becomes more toward hard stools, then use flax seeds instead of sunflower and almonds, and oatmeal instead of rice and buckwheat.


Recipe excerpted from “Save Your Body” by Dr Catherine Kousmine

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