Homemade Almond Milk

There is something about making your own almond milk that is so fulfilling! Knowing every ingredient that’s going into your food is comforting, or is that just me? I have made a couple variations of this milk but I made this one to be neutral enough to use in a sweet or savory dish. I’m dreaming of overnight oats so that’s probably going to be my first use of this delicious drink!

Homemade Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1 snack pack of Raw Almonds (mine are from TJ’s)
  • 32 Oz of Water
  • Sweetener Optional (I didn’t use any because I want to also use this for a pasta dish)

Directions:

  1. Soak raw almonds overnight
  2. Peel the soaked almonds, the peel should slide right off.
  3. Blend the almonds with water until all of the almonds have disintegrated.
  4. If you have a nut bag, you can run it through there. If you don’t, you can take a Bounty paper towel and put it over your sifter and get all of the liquid out that way.
  5. Serve or store in a glass container in the refrigerator but make sure to enjoy it within 3-4 days.

Let me know if you make it and what add-one you include 💛

Xo,

Gen Ceci

Cashew Latte

Hello, Tuesday! Didn’t expect you to be so warm! For some reason, I’m experiencing a delayed case of the Mondays! Lame! With the temps reaching the high 90s, I needed something cold and so I whipped this guy up! A latte made with cashews, organic brown sugar, and some good old Colombian coffee.

When I tell you that this was an easy drink, I am not exaggerating. I had all the ingredients in my fridge and I essentially saved myself at least $5.

Try it and let me know what you think 💛

    2 tbsp. raw cashews
    1 tsp. organic brown sugar
    1 tsp. Colombian coffee diluted in 3/4 c. of hot water
    2 ice cubes

1. Soak cashews in hot coffee for about 5 minutes.

2. Blend all of the ingredients in a blended for 2-3 minutes.

3. Serve and enjoy!

Now let’s kick some Tuesday butt!

Xo,

Gen

The Iron Bowl

I love these little bowls, they remind me of a coconut shell but more than that, I love this smoothie bowl. Passion fruit yogurt, cacao powder, maple syrup, topped with my favorite toppings make for an absolute treat. I call this the Iron Bowl because of the Cacao-Yogurt connection, cacao is a great source of iron and the calcium in yogurt is a great partner to absorb the iron better. I topped it with raw cashews, coconut flakes, chia seeds and the little bit of banana that I had left.

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The Iron Bowl

  • 1 Passion Fruit Yogurt
  • 2 tbsp. Cacao Powder
  • 1 tbsp. Maple Syrup
  • 1 tsp. Chia Seeds
  • 1 tsp. Coconut Flakes
  • Raw Cashews or your favorite nut
  • Banana
  1. Mix the yogurt, cacao powder and maple syrup together and place in bowl.
  2. Top with your favorite toppings.
  3. Enjoy!

Xo,

Gen