Jenny Haddle

Jenny Haddle

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Assistant Trainer

Nut Milk Experiments

  • Mar 6th, 2019 at 2:16PM

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Pregnancy update: I am halfway through at the 20 week mark now. We found out that there is a little boy baking in there. Good news! Family complete. I won't feel any pressure from anyone to have another baby...the boy is in the family. Personally, three girls would have made me happy, but oddly or not so oddly, everyone is ecstatic that the baby is a boy. So much celebration. Anyway, I don't want to get too philosophical here. I'm mostly satisfied that I can call it quits on the pregnancy front. Pregnancy is magical and spiritual and all that...but it's also uncomfortable and painful and rough on the body. I'm ready to take back my body and train it up to be back in the best condition possible. Life is so much smoother in a fit, slim, well-trained body.

On that note, I've been doing some food experimentation. I recently listened to Rich Roll's Finding Ultra and was intrigued by his training diet choices, which are mainly vegan. He calls it the Plantpower Way. To be honest, a lot of what he includes in his diet is not available in Malawi. You can't just go to the local health food store and pick up some chia seeds and spirulina. However, you can find a large selection of raw nuts and seeds, cashew, sunflower, sesame, hazelnut, almond, etc. So, I've been playing around with home-made nut milks. I've found that dairy, especially the UHT treated varieties, do not agree with me, and though we've found a person who delivers raw milk that we pasteurize, I still want to reduce dairy in my diet. I sense that I've become slightly lactose intolerant with age.

So far, I've found hazelnut and cashew to be pleasing flavors, especially when blended with a date or two to add sweetness. My budget was a bit tight this past weekend, so I didn't buy almonds. But, I will on the next trip to the store. I'm tempted to try a mix of hazelnut, cashew and almond. I bet that would taste awesome. The only downside is that the nuts are a little more expensive, but perhaps well worth it to help with my lactose digestion issues.

 
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8 comments

Janet L.Janet L.Kenzai Kettlebell | Graduating (Member)
6 months ago

Delighted to hear pregnancy is going well and see your photo update with the family! Congrats on having a boy - I think it is nice when you can get a mix, though of course we love whatever comes our way (I have 2 boys). I think I have become less lactose tolerant with age as well.... and I think it started when I had my boys. Good luck with the nut milk experiments and stay well!


    Yvonne T.Yvonne T.Kenzai Member
    6 months ago

    What a lovely update photo with your family! And congratulations on having a boy! Interesting read on the alternative milk experiments. I may look into it! Keep well and enjoy your last pregnancy :-)


      Jason F.Jason F.Kenzai Member
      6 months ago

      Congrats! I'm sure your girls are thrilled to have a baby bro coming!
      Nut milk innnnteresting, those flavors/combos sounds yummy!


        Matt BerlinMatt BerlinKenzai Marathon | Day 28 (Member)
        Trainer6 months ago

        Love the updated photo!! Great news on little brother!!


          Kathleen C.Kathleen C.Kenzai Sculpt | Graduating
          6 months ago

          Wonderful picture, such beautiful, and loving, family. That little boy you are baking is going to be very lucky indeed. It must be fascinating to explore nut milks if they are more reasonable for you and your context, although I must confess to total joy in all my dairy.


            Kim MurchKim MurchKenzai Sculpt | Graduating (Member)
            Trainer6 months ago

            I love your photo, Jenny!! When I found out I was having a boy after a girl, everyone kept congratulating me on having "a set"! It was very strange. Either way, as long as the baby is healthy, right? Hope the second half goes smoothly!


              Sara PittmanSara PittmanKenzai Blast: Beach Ready | Graduating (Member)
              Assistant Trainer5 months ago

              It’s so weird that isn’t it - i have boy, girl, boy - was delighted to be pregnant with my third, planned and very much wanted. Quite a few people asked if it was a mistake as I already had both ! You must be almost there now ?


                Kate H.Kate H.Kenzai Sculpt | Graduating (Member)
                4 months ago

                Congrats and not long til that body is all your own again. And acknowledging you for taking the best care of you you can while your body is on loan.


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