Tuesday, April 13, 2010

My Dairy Cleanse & Almond Milk Reviewed.

Charlie's pediatrician told me babies with eczema are more prone to allergies. She suggested I cut out dairy from my diet for two weeks to see if it made a difference in his skin. My two weeks ends tomorrow and I don't think it has made a difference. My friends who have kids with eczema told me they can typically have flare ups when the weather changes. I noticed his skin was looking good (because of no dairy?) but the next day it flared up and it was the first day of poo poo weather we've been having. I think they are on to something.

So how did the cleanse go? It was pretty good. I love me some dairy so at first it was hard to figure out what to eat. I love cheese and milk and could (and sometimes do) have it all day. I love cereal so I knew I had to find a milk substitute but I didn't want to have soymilk so I decided to try Almond Milk. They have original, chocolate and vanilla. I didn't know which to get so I got all three and had a taste test.

I think Rob thought I had lost it because when he unloaded the dishwasher he said "um, when did you take shots?"

My review:

Original - Tastes almondy. I wouldn't be able to drink it by the glass but I can have it with my cereal.

Vanilla - Very sweet. Rob likes it as a sweet treat after dinner. I tried it in coffee as a creamer but it was gross.

Chocolate - Very sweet and thick plus it has a ton more calories than the original and vanilla.

I don't think I'd buy it again once I'm back on cow's milk but its a decent alternative.


Gale said...

Tell Rob that you, like all mommies, started "taking shots" as soon as you left the hospital :) (I mean, how else do the daddies think the mommies stay sane!!)

*Bri* said...

Matt drinks Vanilla Almond Milk on his Grape Nuts - milk and him do not get along. As for the eczema - wish I could give you hope, but some kids just have it. Delanie has is pretty bad, but as long as you stay ahead of the dryness you are doing pretty good. Weather changes are a huge flare for Delanie - so be prepared.

Emily said...

How did you live without cheese? I couldn't do it. :-)

I'm not sure if it would help you, but we're using California Baby's Tea Tree and Lavender body wash and it's keeping his cradle cap at bay. It's worth a shot if you haven't tried.