I had a super-busy week at work last week, so I didn’t get to post as often as I wanted! Anyway, I made an effort last week to at least reduce the amount of gluten that I ate, which I hope is helping! I definitely have not felt as bloated in the past week as I usually do, other than on Sunday, but that was a special circumstance (more below).
We went shopping on Saturday night to get some ingredients to make Cheddar Bay Buscuits, like the ones from Red Lobster. I found gluten-free Bisquick which amazed me, but we went for the regular flour since it was our first time trying out this recipe. I was also sad to see that the gluten free mix was about double the price as normal Bisquick. I know it’s a “specialty” product, but still…
Anyway, we also picked up a small carton of Silk Pure Almond Vanilla almond milk to try. I have read raves of almond milk on one of my favorite blogs, Clean Eating Chelsey, so I decided to try it. After chilling the milk for a while, I took a sip. It was delicious! To me it tasted very similar consistency-wise to skim cow’s milk, but with an incredible almond flavor. My boyfriend liked it as well, and finished the little container.
The next morning, I woke up with fairly bad intestinal cramps. Since I have IBS, I’m sort of used to that and didn’t think anything of it. I took a Bentyl and laid back down, but was up a short while later having some of the most watery diarrhea I have ever had! I know that’s probably an overshare, but it was a little scary (and this is coming from someone who has had a lot of diarrhea, sadly). I had several bouts of diarrhea before it finally stopped.
While I was sitting in bed recovering, I decided to search for almond milk causing diarrhea. Immediately, several links popped up confirming that it can cause diarrhea. Some people speculate it’s the additives in the milk, while others say it’s just because the milk is pretty rich. Whatever the reason, I don’t think I’ll be trying almond milk again! Which is too bad, because I loved the taste!