June 23, 2009
milk straight from the cow. you mean…? yup. i mean straight from the cow and into your glass…well maybe to the fridge first.. i recently started reading about the benefits of raw milk and finally took my first sip this past week! i’ll admit, i was a bit worried- i’m not much of a milk drinker to begin with. but, with an open mind i gently poured my first glass of raw milk, gave it a sniff, and then took a gulp. and, guess what? it was delicious! it taste just like milk- but so much better! ‘wow’, i thought, ‘this is what i’ve been missing out on all these years?’
think about it- we were really intended to drink milk raw. since mankind began, we’ve been drinking raw milk! in fact, raw milk is such a whole food, that you could literally live on it alone for the rest of your life. someone in the 1930’s figured out that if they pasteurized milk, it would increase it’s shelf life- and therefore increase their profits.
pasteurization destroys healthy enzymes, diminishes vitamin content, denatures fragile milk proteins, destroys vitamins C, B12 and B6, kills beneficial bacteria, promotes pathogens and is associated with allergies, osteoporosis, heart disease and more.
most commercial milk comes from cows living in unsanitary conditions being fed special food with antibiotics in it to keep her healthy and hormones in it to push her to her ultimate limits of milk production. and, guess what? all that stuff ends up in your glass of milk and right into your system.
ready to try it? start asking around- you most likely have a healthy dairy farm near you. you can also check out real milk’s website for more info on how to find it. all raw milk is not the same- so ask questions. the cows should be grass fed (not grain) and have no hormones or antibiotics added to their food source. the more organic, the better! for more great info visit raw-milk-facts. now get to searching and find some real milk- and then, let us know about it!
here’s a delicious raw milk smoothie recipe!
-2 cups raw milk
-1 tsp organic vanilla
-3 tbls raw honey
-your choice of fruit: strawberries, rasberries, blueberries, blackberries
blend until smooth and enjoy!