Herd-sharing Update + a Smoothie Recipe

Week 1 of being a part of a herd share program is behind me, and I am beyond satisfied with the outcome. I have already upped my half-share to a whole share, and put in a request for additional cream.

It’s very cool that I can email my farmer. Not a lot of people I know can say that they email with the farmer that owns the cows from which their milk comes from. That alone has me very certain that this shift is going to last.

When I initially joined the herd share, I decided to begin with just a half-share because firstly, I had never tried raw milk. I also was under the impression that I wouldn’t require more than a half-gallon a week. Boy, was I mistaken. 

I have been rationing my half-gallon of milk and here I am, the day before pick-up, completely out. I used my raw milk in my coffee and let me just say what a game-changer that was. My coffee tastes perfect. I also made a ton of smoothies this week and used my raw milk in those as well.

Aside from just cocoa powder and frozen banana, here is my recent go-to smoothie recipe:

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    • 1.5 tablespoons of Spirulina Powder
    • 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
    • 2-3 frozen bananas
    • 1 big handful of spinach
    • Raw milk (…or when you run out of raw milk while making this…some filtered water)

Brace yourself if you try that recipe and have never had Spirulina before. It definitely has a strong earthy taste to it. After all, Spirulina is algae. I actually really love the taste and don’t mind it being the predominant flavor in the mixture. If you’re curious about Spirulina health benefits and why I consume it, I strongly encourage you just to do a quick Google search. There’s a lot to it, and honestly, it’s awesome.


There you have it! The raw milk life is going well. I pick up round two tomorrow and I could not be more pleased. I’ll keep you posted.


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