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Serenity Cocktail

Updated on August 3, 2012

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The Serenity Cocktail was created at the beginning of the West Coast's health and new age movement back in the early 1970s.By the 1980s the recipe had been perfected. Gladys Lindberg was well known throughout health food circles in the Los Angeles area and promoted the cocktail heavily. She swore by its healthful properties and advised any person choosing extreme diets to partake of the beverage.

Serenity Cocktail
Serenity Cocktail

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Ready in: 10 min
Yields: Makes 6 servings.


  • 1 tablespoon brewer's yeast
  • 2 tablespoons powdered raw liver
  • 2 teaspoons bone powder
  • 2 teaspoons calcium gluconate
  • 1/4 teaspoon magnesium oxide powder
  • 1 teaspoon kelp granules
  • 1 tablespoon wheat germ oil
  • 1/4 cup soy lecithin
  • 12 (250-500 mg) tablets vitamin C
  • 2 tablespoons black strap molasses
  • 1 banana, peeled and cut into pieces
  • 1 apple, cored and chopped
  • 1 (6 ounce) can frozen orange juice
  • raw milk

Ingredients Note

All of these ingredients can be found in most health food stores.


  1. Combine yeast, liver, bone powder, calcium, magnesium, kelp, wheat germ oil, lecithin, vitamin C, and molasses in a blender container.
  2. Blend until thoroughly mixed.
  3. Add apple, banana, and orange juice; blend until smooth.
  4. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator.
  5. When ready; to make 1 drink, pour 1/6 of the fruit mixture into a blender container.
  6. With the blender running, add enough raw milk to reach desired consistency. Serve when ready.


Store fruit mixture and raw milk in separate containers; each tightly covered.

Discard unused fruit mixture after 7 days.


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      5 years ago

      Dear Annie,

      Gladys Lindberg certainly added to the recipe from the one I remember in the late 1960s (yes, 1960s). Thankfully, my mom had stopped having my sister & I drink this before my sister graduated and left home in 1968; both of us hated this cocktail. At the time we encountered it it was not diluted 1/6th and mixed with milk NOR did it have the orange juice, apple or banana. I doubt it had the molasses, but I'm not sure of that. It did, however, have ALL the ingredients down to the molasses and had milk blended in for a somewhat drinkable mixture. Thank God Gladys Lindberg got smart and made changes to it. It was hideous without the fruit and dilution. Because of the memories, you could not get me to try this again for all the tea in the world, and I love tea.

      Thanks for letting me vent about something I had, thankfully!, forgotten.

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      Annie Devlin 

      6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Hi, Peter.

      A calcium powder will replace the bone powder. You can also replace both the liver powder and bone powder with an equal amount of calcium enhanced protein powder.

      Thank you for your kind I words. I hope you enjoy finding out how this recipe tastes.


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      Peter Geekie 

      6 years ago from Sittingbourne

      Dear cookingannie,

      What an absolutely ghastly sounding recipe - I really must try it !

      The only thing I'm not sure of is bone powder, I've never seen this in the shops in England except for bone meal which is not edible and is used for roses. Is it known as anything else please?

      Kind regards Peter

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      Amy L. Tarr 

      6 years ago from Home

      This title makes me think of the Seinfeld episode "ser where George's Dad kept chanting "serenity now".


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