Hey Dairy!

I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but most of my recipes don’t contain any dairy products. For the past month and a half, I have been experimenting with a dairy free diet. I did this for a number of reasons.

  1. Dairy is an incredibly controversial food source. Many health nuts preach the negative effects of a diet that includes dairy. They say that the body can’t properly digest it.
  2. I wanted to try to live by a diet that included limited grains and natural fats, and unlimited plant food.
  3. A dermatologist told me that dairy is often the cause of skin problems. I suffer from break-outs and wanted to see if cutting dairy out would clear up my situation.

After more than a month of going dairy free, here is what I found:

  • I didn’t miss dairy a ton, but I CRAVED fat. All I wanted was avocado, nuts and Sunbutter
  • I had trouble with digestion (use your imagination, things weren’t moving)
  • I felt like I needed more protein
  • My skin didn’t show any real change

My Conclusion: I process dairy just fine. I really enjoy it in limited portions. I feel satisfied, my body feels good, and I don’t have serious cravings. So, with that said, I’ve decided to reintroduce it into my diet.

Some people may think this is a bad idea, but I am a firm believer in “Bio-individuality”. This is the idea that everyone’s body is different. Everyone needs different sources of fuel to function and feel GOOD.

Tonight after rehearsal I enjoyed this fast, simple, and filling treat. If you are a dairy eater, try it out :)


Greek Yogurt PBQ Bowl

  • 1/2 cup 0%fat greek yogurt
  • 1/2 frozen banana sliced
  • 1/3 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1-2 TBS quinoa
  • 1/2 TBS Sunbutter (or nut butter of choice)
  • 2 packets stevia

Combine yogurt, sunbutter and stevia in a bowl. Mix well. Add fruit and quinoa. Mix again. Enjoy!!