Posts Tagged ‘almond milk’

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Megan’s Almond/Brazil Nut Milk

June 6, 2008

Unsweetened almond milk can be found at Trader Joe’s or your local health store. But there is nothing quite as delicious as freshly made, completely raw, and preservative-free nut milk made in your own blender. If you have the time its surprisingly easy to make.

  • 1 cup raw almonds (soaked overnight) OR 1 cup raw Brazil nuts (soaked 15 minutes)
  • 3-6 cups of filtered water (depending on how thick you like your milk)
  • 1/4 cup raw pitted dates
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 Tbs. lecithin granules
  • 2 Tbs. coconut butter
  • 1 Tbs. vanilla extract

Place the soaked nuts and the water in a blender and blend on high until smooth. Taking a cheese cloth or bag (you can get them pretty inexpensively online or at a cooking store), pour the mixture through the cloth into a separate container. Make sure to squeeze all the liquid out of the cloth with your hands, so you get all the milk out. Note: For a finer milk, use 2 cloths or bags layered on top of each other.

Rinse out the blender, and put the strained ‘milk’ back in the blender. Add the rest of the ingredients, and blend on high until smooth

Fresh nut milk keeps well in the fridge for about a week. Use in place of dairy milk for all purposes. Yum!

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Jed’s Deliciously Easy Watermelon Smoothie

May 16, 2008

Summer is upon us, and along with it comes one of its greatest joys: the delicious, juicy watermelon! You probably don’t need me to tell you that watermelon has great cooling properties, is hydrating and is low in calories. What you might not already know is that watermelon also has amazing cleansing and detoxifying effects.

I recommend organic watermelon with seeds intact, the way nature made them. Seedless fruits are hybridized by man to make them sterile and often are also sprayed with chemicals. Sterile fruit has a lower vibration than naturally grown fruit. By eating more fertile foods, you will absorb that energy to be more fertile and magnetic yourself!

My love of smoothies is no secret, and watermelon is one of my favorite seasonal ingredients. This AMAZING smoothie makes me love watermelon even more. It tastes great and is so filling and satisfying that sometimes it even replaces a meal for me (when I’m too tired or lazy to make a salad). You can’t get any more simple than this recipe:

  • 3 cups watermelon
  • 2.5 cups unsweetened almond milk

Prep: Cut the watermelon into small chunks. Freeze the chunks overnight in a Tupperware container.

Simply blend the frozen watermelon and the almond milk. That’s it!!! Try it for yourself and see the magical summer treat that is created from such a simple recipe.

Let me know how you do.