Raw milk benefits our gut bacteria which heals and supports our health by healing and cleaning one’s intestines. This means better health and life.
Since we added raw dairy to our diet, I’ve noticed the differences in the kids, Ben and myself. Now that it’s fall, we’re enjoying hot drinks which means I have to pay attention or I’ll lose those raw milk benefits.
With a hot drink comes a moment of mindfulness to be patient and bring the water to the proper temperature before pouring it over the leaves or grounds. It forces me to slow down too for just a moment and that simply does wonders in forcing me to take a moment for myself which I’ve found I need as I’m loosing my mind.
This summer, at The Savvy Bloggers Summit, I discovered cold coffee (I thought it was a caramel chocolate milk drink.) and oh.momma! It’s caffinatingly delicious! I’m a bit addicted now so some days I’m like “I’ll add raw cream AFTER I get a drink of coffee and scald the roof of my mouth and the top 2 layers of taste buds off all while doing the ‘ow!burns!ow!’ dance. Normally, I’m a mellow tea drinker as tea is easy for me. During the summer I make sun teas and once the fire’s lit for fall I leave the kettle on the hearth and the fire warms the water and the room. Oh yeah. Fire heated tea. It IS as tasty and romantic as it sounds. 😉 This is better for me as I’m well…a bit hyper. I know..you’re shocked.
In order to get the raw milk benefits your drink or foods they should be cool enough so you do not burn your lips.
If it burns you…it’ll pasteurize/kill/slaughter the healthy bacteria and your raw milk benefits are now simply pasteurized milk. I’ve found a touch to my lips tells me if I can add my raw dairy (raw milk, raw cream, raw butter) or even my raw eggs. So make like Goldilocks and check that it’s ‘juuuust right.’
I’ve been picking up some fair trade coffee but mostly Starbucks Caramel Macchiato. I’ve a french press for coffee which I also use to make big batches of tea for the kids in the morning to which I’ll normally add raw cream for extra good fats. I’ve been getting my new teas from a local company called Miami Valley Spice Traders. Their slogan is “because life’s too short for grocery store spice.” They’ve teas, spices, sugars, and oils. They also have spice mixes and if you follow me on Instagram you’ve seen a few of the meals we’ve made using their stuff. They’re GAPS, gluten free, blah,blah, blah educated! They’re also online so you can order fresh tea no matter where you live.
OH!! Be sure to enter the giveaway for Homeschool In the Woods today and stop back by next week and I’ll share my favorite chai recipe which I use to get my daily “flavorful” raw milk benefits and you can enter to win a Keurig. 😉 Honey