Disclaimer: The carrot juice will give your baby a nice orange color. People will probably either be amazed at how pretty his/her complexion is or ask if the baby has Jaundice.
1 quart of raw goat’s milk
* This can be tricky to find because it’s seasonal (at least the farm I get it from is). In Florida, you have to tell the seller it is for pet use only or they cannot sell it to you. Make sure you ask them for grade A goat milk. I get my milk from Rachelsie Dairy Goat Farm. You can visit their website to get information on purchasing goat milk. You can email them to order. They charge $10 a gallon.
*During off season, I use Albertson’s Goat milk from Whole Foods. It’s pasteurized. There is a Myenburg Organic Goat milk, but it is ultra-pasteurized. Read this article for information on why this is bad.
1 cup organic carrot juice
*get a juicer and make your own from organic carrots. It will save you big $$$. Plus it will be concentrated, therefore you will have to use less. If I buy carrot juice from Whole Foods I pay $9 for 4 cups. When I made my own using a juicer, one package of organic carrots (94 cents at Walmart) made one cup of concentrate. I used only 1/4 cup of the concentrate in the recipe.
4 tablespoons organic grade B maple syrup
1 teaspoon liquid infant vitamin drops (no preservatives)
1 teaspoon spirulina
1 teaspoon nutritional yeast
1 teaspoon probiotics
*I now use goat milk kefir. Click here for information on how to make your own.
1/2 teaspoon organic coconut oil
* I often have to give a cold bottle because we are out of the house. The coconut oil becomes solid while cold, clogging the bottle. If you choose to add this to the formula, you MUST warm it before feeding it to your baby. What works for me is I just give Ruby some coconut oil with my finger every day.
Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher. After well mixed, I pour it in two old pasta jars. The maple syrup and spirulina will settle to the bottle while it sits. By transferring it to old pasta jars I can simply shake it and then pour into a bottle.
Because of the probiotics that are added to it, only make what you need for that day. Once the kefir or probiotics are added to the formula, the bacteria will begin to grow. You don’t want it to over take the formula and become too powerful.