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We are enthusiastic about healthy eating!

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Got Almond Milk?

Beaker...I just love him!  This is a speed post but I HAD to tell you what I did. We go through Almond Milk well, like milk.  So I had been poking around the Internet looking for recipes to see if this would be doable for me to make at home.  I heard over and over again about using nut milk bags.  They used them to squeeze the pulp after they blended the almonds with water and other ingredients.  Can't you hear me thinking "I need quick and easy people!"  So imagine the scream of delight that escaped me when I found this recipe.  I quickly made a batch.  As soon as Chloe (my daughter) tried it she said...and I proudly quote, "This is definitely blog worthy, Mother!"  So friends, say good-bye to landfill junk called cartons and save the planet and make your own almond milk.  And, Yes, Gail you can use Hazelnuts in place of almonds.  :)

Awesome Almond Milk
5 cups filtered water
1/2 cup soaked almonds (just soak overnight in some water)
1/2 cup dates
1/2 vanilla bean (I didn't have a bean...who has these just laying around, I used a splash of van. extract)
Pinch Sea Salt

Blend for about 1-2 minutes until it looks all creamy and yummy.  Consume! This will keep in your fridge for 4 days, if it lasts that long.

But if you really want a crowd pleaser, I know you do, your giving me those scary glances.  It is this:

Chocolate Almond Milk
Same recipe as above just add 3 Tbsp. of Cocoa Power or Cocoa Nibs.  My kids drank it all up as soon as I made it, if I let them they would have put a straw in the blender.  

There you have it.  No sugar, whole foods, just plain old fashion yumminess.



  1. the best part is, like you said, no more cartons...thank you for all the work you do, for the intentional life you are living, for sharing all you learn with others...

  2. lucy and i are still trying to figure out where Beaker comes in, was he just put there to draw us in to reading your post? :)

  3. Very random I know. I just like him and he makes me smile.