I was a cheese and yogurt junkie. I ate cheese and yogurt every single day for years and years and absolutely loved them. When I first entertained the thought of going vegan, I thought there is no way I can give up my cheese and yogurt long term. So when I set out on my vegan adventure, I took it one day at a time and you know what, I did not miss dairy at all! In fact, I felt better than I had in a long, long time! I had a debilitating menstrual cycle and would pop 12 advil a day, 3 days a month, just to make it through. Almost immediately after giving up dairy, I was able to breeze through my menstrual cycle without ANY advil. I gained 3 days of my life back each month. That’s HUGE! I had no idea how much dairy was messing with my body.
When you really think about milk and its purpose, you wonder how on earth we actually began to drink it. Cows produce milk for their babies … it is the equivalent of breast feeding. Calves drink their mamas milk and grow from approximately 70-100 pounds at birth to about 500-700 pounds at 10 months. WOW, huh?! Moooooooo! Cow’s milk makes calves grow like crazy. Do you want to grow like crazy? 🙂 It’s pretty simple when you think about it … human milk is for humans & cow milk is for cows.
As a former dairy addict, I am happy to report that I love my nut and seed milks, my homemade coconut milk, nogurts, dips, spreads, cheezes, nice creams, puddings & cheeze cakes! I make all of these things from “scratch” in my kitchen & I wouldn’t trade them for anything. Whole foods, plant-based dairy alternatives are RAWsome! My body thanks me and I think the cows do too.
** CLASS ** If you want to learn more about kicking the dairy habit, please join me on Monday night for a fun evening of food & conversation in my “So you think you can’t live without dairy? Yes you can!” Class! Registration is required. This class is a gourmet eating event & you will also receive a nut milk bag to take with you. Sign up today! ** CLASS **
If you want to learn more about the MANY, MANY reasons why you should say goodbye to dairy once & for all, check out these links: