Almond milk truly "does a body good" ...
During my raw vegan pregnancies I experienced very little nausea, if at all; my energy levels soared; I gained minimal weight that later came off with ease; I had no cravings at all; and I had an overall positive sense of well being. During my "cooked" pregnancies I had incredible nausea to the point of vomiting; I craved "junk" food incessantly; I gained much more weight which was much harder to lose after pregnancy; and I generally did not enjoy being pregnancy.
What I learned over the years I was pregnant is that the cleaner I ate and the more I adhered to a raw plant food diet, the better my body responded to pregnancy. On a raw vegan diet my body eased into the changes of pregnancy, I embraced and cherished every moment and felt overwhelmed with bliss. Cooked food caused me to feel completely different while pregnant. I gained unnecessary weight, which caused me to be frustrated and I struggled with a lot of indigestion and all around discomfort. I don't have any physiological reason for my experiences. I only know, down deep inside, that what I was doing had everything to do with how I was feeling. ...
Raw food just made me look and feel better. One recipe that helped me to feel great while pregnant was raw almond milk. Here is my classic almond milk recipe:
1/2 to 3/4 cup raw, plain almonds
pinch Celtic sea salt
1/4 tsp raw vanilla
1 Tbsp raw honey
28-30 oz of spring/filtered water
dash of cinnamon
(water for soaking)
Soak the almonds in water for 6-8 hours or overnight. Rinse well and peel off the skins if you have time.
Blend the almonds and water on high for a minute or so.
Strain the almond milk using a nut milk bag or sieve. Now, blend the strained milk with the remaining ingredients and serve with a dash of cinnamon. Voila! Instant fresh almond milk.
Try this recipe if you're pregnant or no matter who you are ... and enjoy a fresh tall glass of "does a body good" for real!