This post is in partnership with fairlife.
I feel pretty lucky to have had some amazing opportunities to travel as a blogger such as traveling to California and meeting some of the most influential producers and content writers of Hollywood and seeing sizzle reels of potential upcoming T.V shows, dining at Sam Walton(the owner of Wal Mart)’s home and Lionel Richie’s prior home that overlooks the beautiful city of Los Angeles(the dinner was fancier than my wedding, guys), traveling to Bentonville, Arkansas and having a private concert by Jewel and talking to her for 20 mins., just me and her about the true purpose of life and how the universe works(we just got each other and now I am one of the 46 people she follows on her Instagram account, and the only one she followed out of all the other bloggers she met, can you tell I’m so flattered?), traveling to Orlando, Florida with my family for Disney Social Moms 2016 and also this February we get to go to Disney Social Moms again to Disney World and also on the Disney Cruise to the Bahamas.
A few months ago I also got to travel to fairlife‘s flagship farm in Fair Oaks, Indiana along with 4 other bloggers to see the behind the scenes and how they run their farms and produce the fairlife ultra-filtered milk. Jay had bought fairlife ultra-filtered chocolate milk (which is delicious by the way) several months prior because he said it looked really good and had 1/2 the sugar and more protein than ordinary milk, which was good for building muscles as he started going back to the gym regularly. My kids and we all loved the taste of the milk so we were fans of it, then a few months later I was contacted to work with fairlife, and I was so excited! Before I accepted the offer to travel, I looked into fairlife and researched to make sure the company was a company I could stand behind and honestly recommend to my readers. What I didn’t know is I was going to be about 20x more impressed with fairlife and fall in love with the founders behind it, more than I could have imagined!
Watch the video first, and then I will talk more about my thoughts on the trip.
You can hear me speak at 1:45 and 3:25 🙂
Are you in love with Sue, the c0-founder of fairlife yet? I sure did! She was such a graceful, humble and down-to-earth lady and very genuine and passionate about what she does, we couldn’t help but to admire and fall in love with her and what she does. As she talks in the video, none of it was scripted, she just spoke from her heart every single time.
Here are my favorite facts I’ve learned about the fairlife ultra-filtered milk during the trip.
- Ultra-filtered milk might sound unnatural and it does raise skepticism among some people. I wondered if natural was better, just the way nature intended it to be but I was reminded that all the milk that we drink right now are filtered too, they filter out the fat for 2%, 1% and skim milk. So all milk is filtered! AND other competitors add protein powders or synthetic junk to make milk more ‘nutritious” but fairlife’s filtration concentrates the natural protein and calcium without needing to add from outside sources. fairlife filtrates 1/2 the sugar, takes out the lactose, provides 13 grams of more protein compared to 8 grams found in ordinary milk, which is more digestible and absorbent to the human body. I already knew cow milk wasn’t the best for humans and many people have a hard time digesting it, and fairlife makes it so that it is more healthy to consume for humans. I am totally okay with that!
- Since the lactose is taken out, all the lactose-intolerant people are okay to drink any of the fairlife ultra-filtered milk.
- They really spoil their cows. It was the cutest hearing Sue refer to her cows as “her girls”. The place is cleaned 3 times a day, there was no smell of poo or any unpleasant odor, no flies, no bugs, I was so surprised at how clean it was! They grow their own crops and never treat their cows with rBST growth hormones.
- This was my favorite thing about their farm, at their flagship farm in Fair Oaks, Indiana, they convert cow ma-nure into methane to power their dairies and then turn it into Com-pressed Natural Gas to fuel their fleet of 42 CNG powered tractor trailers. This innovation eliminates 12 million miles of fossil fuel emissions annually, how awesome is that? The Fair Oaks Farms goal is to have a zero carbon footprint, because they know that the better we treat our soil, air and water, the better it will deliver the food we depend on.
Aren’t you so impressed? I have so much respect for fairlife and I am now a forever fan. After learning all this, if their milk didn’t taste good, there’s no way I would drink it or support it, but their milk is delicious. Sue said many people whom are older have told her that it tastes like the milk they used to drink straight from the cows when they were growing up.
And here is a video that I took of the trip!
fairlife’s farm families promise the highest quality milk, environmentally sustainable farming practices, and superior animal care. fairlife is ultra-filtered for more natural protein and calcium compared to regular milk. Learn more at fairlife.com