Milk Makin’

I stopped drinking milk regularly about 7 years ago, but my family still went through about 8 gallons a week – right up until we realized just what we were drinking over a year ago!  While some people can tolerate RAW cow’s milk, we can not.  (Yes, we tried.  We tried goat’s milk too!)  The inflammation to our bodies was undeniable!

For a time we switched to store-bought almond milk for double calcium, but later we learned that it wasn’t the best option due to the carrageenan being horrible for our gut to attempt to digest.  WHY do they put these things in our food supply?

So, we stopped drinking milk altogether… and decided to focus on our weekly bone broth, and other sources of calcium in our diets.

Then the FOOD BABE had an interview on the top 5 “healthy” things we are not to eat  (Beware, the interviewer uses the Lords name in vain 3-4 times), but what the Food Babe had to share was great.   Again, she mentioned almond milk from the store being an unhealthy very bad for you.

But the facts are, we still cook and bake with milk, and now and then we like to have a glass of milk.  What is a person to do?

I decided to do what anyone does in this day and age.  Watch a few YOUTUBES on the subject!

How to make Coconut Milk

How to make Almond Milk

My first attempt was making almond milk.  I was surprised at just how EASY it was!  I just soaked 2 cups of nuts in filtered water overnight, and then blended it up with 8 more cups of filtered water, 2 dates and some vanilla.  My family agreed that it would be ‘ok’ to cook with – but they definitely preferred something sweeter.  (BIG surprise)  You can soak the nuts 8-48 hours, and I wonder if that has something to do with the consistency also…  so I may try longer next time.

I made sure to use the unbleached cheese cloth to avoid other chemicals and such in our “milk” as well.  I can’t eat nuts, so I opted to not drink anything, but it was frothy and smelled great!  I look forward to trying the coconut milk next!

“which God will bring about in his own time—God, the blessed and only Ruler,

the King of kings and Lord of lords,  who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see.

To Him be honor and might forever. Amen.”

1 Timothy 6:15-16

Posted on October 1, 2013, in Auto Immune Disease, Food To Try, Truth and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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