When I was a kid, I really did not like milk. Dairy made me feel queezy, bloated, and even sick sometimes! Until 2011, I considered myself lactose intolerant…
And then I tried RAW MILK!
Oh let me tell you, this was a turning point in my life! At the time I was a vegetarian in my ninth year of eating a diet with no meat and little dairy or eggs. I ate loads of local vegetables, fruits, and what I thought were healthy grains so I figured I was doing great! But in reality I was suffering from severe tooth decay and candida. I am determined to overcome all of my health issues using only whole foods and natural elements that I can make for myself!
Raw milk is now a staple in my diet. I drink at least 2 mugs of it on a daily basis & I LOVE to make smoothies with it! I know that the raw milk I use is totally safe and totally healthy because I know where it comes from. Since the milk has not been heated or altered in any way, all of the cow’s living enzymes are in tact and they actually aid in the digestive process of the milk itself! That means all of those wonderful vitamins and minerals in raw milk like calcium and magnesium are super available to your body!
These minerals are part of the important steps I have taken to cure my tooth decay! I am no longer vegetarian because my entire perspective on animal vs. plant has changed, so now I also eat plenty of bone broth (great for bones!) and organ meats too!
Side note – If you have tried raw milk and you still suffer from lactose intolerance, you can FERMENT the milk which breaks down the lactose & makes the milk even MORE digestible and rich with nourishment! At home I make kefir which is totally easy, and we also make cheese and butter from time to time. 🙂
A Smoothie Recipe
- 2 cups raw milk
- 1 1/2 frozen bananas
- handful of frozen pear chunks (or other frozen fruits)
- 2 celery sticks
- 1 carrot
- 1 apple
- a few dollops of plain yogurt (I get mine locally from Springhill Dairy)
- optional – splashes of beet kvass or fermented pineapple juice
I love using lots of frozen fruit because it makes the smoothie really thick and luscious! Be cautious and blend on a low setting like chop before you try to liquefy frozen fruits. Once the fruits have been diced a little, then you can start blending on a higher setting. I like to blend it for a nice while so it turns super smooth like paradise! 🙂