Smoothies // Smoothie bowls

Homemade Almond Mylk

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I have always heard of making dairy free milks but it just seems like such a process…  Right???? It does, util you actually do it. Then you actually realize, other than having to plan a tiny bit, it isn’t that hard after all. By planning, I mean, soaking the almonds 6-8 hours before. The blending and everything else takes like 10 minutes…

What is really amazing about making anything homemade, especially milk, you know what is going into it. You know that there aren’t any chemicals or harsh additives being put in. I also always feel so align and so good about pouring my time, love, and energy into my homemade goods! there are so many additives and sweeteners and preservatives now a days, that I just wish we could stop and get back to our grounding roots, which is why I try harder each and every day to make most of my meals. It isn’t as time consuming as you think, ONCE YOU GET THE HANG OF IT!

So here we go…… Almond milk!! Unsweetened without refined sugars, lightly flavored with vanilla, and VIOLA!! It is easy and it will last a few days fresh and honestly, thats all it would last in the household anyways… I mean if you like smoothies, lattes, and oatmeal…

Almond Milk (Vanilla)

-4 Cups water

-1 Cup Almonds (soaked for 6-8 hours)

-3 Dates (soaked if possible)

-1 Tablespoon Coconut oil

-1 teaspoon Vanilla
-Pinch os sea salt
Method
-Allow Almonds to soak overnight or for at least 6-8 hours. Place almonds in high speed blender with water and blend on high. For about 2 minutes.
-Strain milk in a mesh nut milk bag. Throw the milk back in the blender with coconut oil, salt, vanilla, and dates, and blend for about a minute.
-Place in an airtight container for up to 5 days in the refrigerator.

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Smoothies // Smoothie bowls

Cacao Superfood Smoothie

Cacao Superfood Smoothie

 

As a little girl, I loved when my mom would make anything with chocolate in it. I loved chocolate sauce on my ice cream, peanut butter cups, chocolate chip cookies, you name it, I wanted to be eating and enjoying it. As I grew older, I realized chocolate had dairy and refined sugar in it. I still purchase Dark Chocolate and certified dairy free now, but I try to keep it on occasion. This smoothie helps me to still be able to enjoy chocolate and I know its good for me.

I love Chocolate so much!! Don’t you? If you would like to slurp something super nutrient dense and also yummy tasting this smoothie is fantastic. At the end of the day, not only do I want to have a good meal that tastes good, but I also want to make sure it is packed with optimal nutrients. Cacao has magnesium, antioxidants, and healthy fat. It is great for a little kick in energy and satisfies that chocolate bar craving. I also added maca root and beet powder for added energy. I am so thankful to be be able to have these ingredients at hand to put into a smoothie in order to fuel myself. Feel free to add other ingredients that sound good to you.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Flaxseed
  • 1 Banana
  • 2 Dates
  • 1/2 Cup Spinach
  • 1 Tablespoon Beet Powder (I like MRM brand)
  • 1 teaspoon Maca Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1-2 Cups Non Dairy Milk (Trader Joes has a great unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk)
  • Go Raw Cacao Granola For topping 🙂
Process:
If you have a powerful blender like the Vitamin or Kitchen aid, or blend tech, etc. I like to throw in and grind the seeds dry first so that they become a powder.
Then put all other ingredients into the blender and blend. You can add liquid to desired consistency and ice if you would like it colder.
I LOVE eating smoothie bowls. So I usually use a little less liquid so I can create a bowl thats thick enough to hold sliced bananas, unsweetened shredded coconut, cacao nibs, goji berries, and hemp seeds! The possibilities are endless, Enjoy loves.