Thursday, October 13, 2011

Switching to Almond Milk

After this candida diagnosis, I realized immediately that I was going to have to give up my morning coffee which really didn't make me happy.    Drinking a glass of water in the morning did not sound exciting to me.   What was I going to drink?    Hot tea is just not my thing.   I couldn't have fruit juice.      Milk was crossed off my list.  


I had two options that I read about:  Kefir and Almond Milk.

I decided to give them both a try.

Try #1:  Kefir

If you have never had Kefir (and I know I never had), it is a fermented milk product.   Sounds yummy already doesn't it?    It is similar to a THICK drinkable yogurt, but with a lot more probiotic in it.   

The other thing about Kefir?   It is SOUR!!!    That was just not going to be a breakfast option for me.

Try #2:  Almond Milk

I was a little nervous about trying this.   Something about putting the words almond and milk together just kind of grossed me out.   However, Little Guy said my sister drank it so that gave me a little measure of comfort.     

I tasted it and it wasn't too bad.   It was actually a taste I could get used to and enjoy.     Even the boys said they liked it.   

After days and days of guzzling water -- which I know is good for me -- it is really nice to be able to have a glass of something different.   Even if it is just almond milk.

1 comment:

Wanda said...

Deanna - I drink only Almond Milk - have for 11 months now. It is better tasting that Kefir and Soy (which we all should avoid). I make breakfast protein smoothies with it (vanilla flavored is great for that), eat it in my oatmeal, cook with it and over cereal. Glad you're enjoying it so far.