Colostrum is the first milk of any lactating animal. For cows, the first five milkings are considered colostrum.
Colostrum is a superfood. It is becoming the new “must have” supplement, especially for athletes and people interested in life extension. You can find colostrum in dried powder or in capsule form, but the best way to consume colostrum is fresh from a cow in your local area.
Colostrum from a local cow is better because the cow is making immune factors for the local environment. Traditionally, when a cow gave birth, the whole family would be lined up and everyone would get an equal share of this precious food. Even though this food was available only once a year, the family’s immunity would be positively affected all year round.
If you would like to learn more about the health benefits of colostrum please read Cooking with Colostrum.
1c ice from filtered water
3c raw colostrum
2 raw pastured egg yolks
1T local raw honey
1tsp organic vanilla extract (optional)
Many people that are new to colostrum find its taste unusual. This recipe will help make colostrum delicious, even for children. In a food processor, chop up the ice into fine pieces. Add the colostrum, egg yolks, honey and vanilla extract and blend until creamy smooth. Make sure that there is lots of room in the food processor because the shake will foam up two to three times its original volume.