Entries in dairy (4)


Homemade Almond Milk

Moooooo! ...well, not really.

I found this wonderful recipe for homemade almond milk from a wonderful blog, called Happy Foody, that I recently discovered. The writer, Sara Janssen (who lives an incredible life of conscienceness with her husband and two beautiful children), shared this recipe and I think it's one of the best I've found. I think y'all will find it delish! I altered the recipe a tiny bit to sub in a healthier salt. If you don't already, you may want to start using Himalayan Salt or Celtic Sea Salt. Both are chockful of beneficial trace minerals that table salt does not contain. Table salt is a completely refined, man-made substance full of harmful chemicals. Click here to learn more about the health benefits of sea salt.

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My Favorite Vegan Ice Cream

"We select the finest organic ingredients to honor the earth and ourselves, as we are one and the same." - Cafe Gratitude

I scream, you scream, we all scream for VEGAN ice cream! LOL!

My wellness journey has opened my eyes to some wonderful REAL food and I'm grateful that I can share them with you via my blog.

I was a HUGE ice cream lover, but after learning how inflammatory dairy is in the human body, I wanted to cut it out of my diet ASAP! After trying several organic vegan ice creams on the market, I found some wonderful alternatives to help satisfy my craving whenever it pops up. These are delicious...and you can actually pronounce all of the ingredients (unlike all the toxic ingredients in most dairy-based ice cream)! Imagine that!

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Susie's Strawberry Shake

Hey guys!

I want to share the delicious new healthy shake I just concocted in my Vitamix with you. I'm calling it Susie's Strawberry Shake : ) It's so easy to make and was very filling too. It's like a strawberry milkshake but without all the grossness that you get from dairy. No mucus, antibiotics, casein (the dangerous protein in dairy), or growth-hormones in this shake!

I always use all organic ingredients:My newest yummy creation...Susie's Strawberry Shake!

1 cup of Pacific Almond Milk

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

2 tablespoons of raw honey

1 large container of strawberries (about 20 strawberries)

7 ice cubes

*Put all ingredients in a blender and blend at high speed until smooth. Makes 3 cups which is  enough for two people.

Get creative and maybe add a banana, fresh coconut milk (from an organic young coconut), or a few fresh mint leaves!


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"Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace." 
- Albert Schweizer

As I fly over the state of Texas, en route to Baton Rouge (our next destination on “School Pride”), I can’t help but notice all the farmland we’re flying over...and that made me think of the animals living down there. I have grown a new fondness and respect for myself, nature and all things living as I continue to study and learn more about our environment, health and nutrition, the human body and how different foods react in our digestive systems. What I’ve learned is both fascinating and disturbing, and that new found respect, especially as it pertains to farm animals, has driven me to write this particular blog about milk and dairy farming in general.

It’s moving at a snail’s pace, but Americans are starting to realize just how bad almost all dairy (especially pasteurized dairy) is for us. It wreaks havoc in our bodies! The truth of the matter is we are ALL lactose intolerant to a certain degree. Our white blood cell count rises every time we ingest dairy just as it does when our body is trying to fight off a virus. Dairy is also mucus forming. Next time you have milk in your cereal, a coffee drink with some kind of dairy, or eat a bunch of cheese, notice that you have all this phlegm in your throat…that, my friends is the mucus and it’s not just in throat. It’s in your stomach, intestines, and colon too.

There’s so much false information out there about dairy. It’s in magazines, on the news...even doctors will give you false information! Well, I want to enlighten you with the truth -- what the real deal is with all things made of milk (ice cream, yogurt, cheese -- ANYTHING containing milk).

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