Yesterday, I ran out of Almond Milk so I decided it was time to try making my own. We go through quite a bit of it every day in our morning oats, protein shakes and then Chloe has an afternoon bottle of 1/2 hemp & 1/2 almond milk. I usually purchase 40 cal Almond Breeze for about $2.99 so I can hardly contain my excitement after making my own yesterday for the price of about 20 almonds & a few medjool dates. And the shelf life of this is 3-4 days which a lot healthier than the shelf life of store bought.
1/2 cup raw almonds soaked in fresh water overnight (then rinse the almonds well)
4 cups fresh water
3 medjool dates or 2 Tbsp Agave
1 T Coconut oil (melted)
1 tsp Vanilla
1 Tbsp Hemp Pro Powder (optional)
|Soak your nuts for 8 hrs then rinse well|
|Blend almonds with 4 cups water for 1 minute.|
Pour the mix through a fine mesh strainer
|all the almond pulp will separate out|
|Remove pits from 3 medjool dates and place in|
blender with strained milk & all other ingredients
|Pour into jars & store in the fridge for 3-4 days|
So easy & nutritious!! I will definitely be doing this from now on. I think I purchased that massive bag of raw almonds from Costco for under $10.
Speaking of soaking, Mondays is usually the day that I soak everything I'll be using for meals during the week. The things I typically soak are:
~ 2 cups of quinoa
~ 2 cups of Black Beans
~ 2 cups of Chickpeas
~ 4 cups of Steel cut oats
I plan to use all those soaked goodies in the following recipes this week:
~ Vegan Chunky Chili & Cornbread
~ Mafalde Pasta w/ Greens & Lemon
~ Eggless Spinach Quiche
~ Spanish Chickpea Balls & Rice
~ DIY Spelt Pizzas
~ Creamy Potato Fakin Bacon Soup
I just loaded up my Ipod with some new tune inspiration from Lululemon & ToneItUP. Time to head downstairs for some sprinting & upper body weights. If you're looking for a way to change-up your workouts this week, give my Circuit a try!
Have a great week and have fun soaking your nuts!