Any of you out there still drinking regular old cows milk on the daily? If so, this post is going to change your mind reallll quick.
Here are just a few reasons why you should absolutely ditch that cold-glass-of-cow-milk-a-day habit… yesterday:
» Contrary to “Got Milk” ads, there is no solid proof drinking milk builds strong bones/prevent osteoporosis.
» Humans are the only mammals who drink another species milk past infancy.
» Cow milk’s purpose is to help the calfs grow, which is why it’s so high in saturated fat. Saturated fat for adults can lead to heart attacks.
» Milk is famous for causing sinus & stomach problems (even if you’re not technically “lactose intolerant”). If you are often suffering from one or both of the above, cut out dairy for a week. Problem solved.
» It is also associated with prostate & ovarian cancer.
» Newsflash, you can get the same amount of protein/calcium/& Vitamin D elsewhere in your diet (google it, the options are endless).
» Word on the street, milk has pus in it. SICK!
IDK about you guys, but that’s more than enough reasons to keep me far away from that shit for a lifetime. I’m perfectly content w/ my yummy homemade (yes, homemade!) almond milk.
I first stumbled across this whole concept of making your own milk on Mary Ellen Skye’s Instagram (remember her from this post?!). She posted a picture w/ the caption “french pressing my almonds… best almond milk I’ve ever tasted”, & I immediately knew I had to try it for myself ASAP.
Really though, this almond milk trick has been a total game changer for me. It’s so easy to make, I actually know what is in my glass of milk, & it tastes freaking delicious!!
See below for all the how-to deets & if you try it- LMK what you think :).
FRENCH PRESS ALMOND MILK
raw | vegan | paleo | serving size: 2.5 cups | lasts: 2 days in the fridge
» 1 cup organic almonds
» 3 cups filtered water or coconut water
» french press
» optional: cinnamon
1. Cover your almonds with water & let soak 1-2 days (the longer you let soak, the creamier it will be).
2. Once done soaking, rinse your almonds with cold water & blend together with 3 cups of filtered water (or coconut water!).
3. Pour the mixture into your french press & slowly press down the plunger to seperate the almond pulp from the milk.
Optional: sprinkle w/ cinnamon for some added sweetness!