So, my kid is doing this awesome new thing where he rolls over, minutes after you set him down on the ground. He rolls over, realizes he’s on his tummy and after about 5-7 minutes, decides that is NOT where he wants to be, gets frustrated and then smashes his face into the blanket. I find it hilarious, which probably pisses him off even more. I flip him back over and minutes later, he’s back on his tummy. This little game continues throughout the day. It’s super fun, you guys.
Long story, well… kinda long, he’s also rolling over in his crib and blah blah blah, fast forward to –> I’m super duper tired.
When I get up, I’m so exhausted I can’t even think straight. I basically stick my head in the fridge and pour myself a big cold glass of this and it makes me soooooo friggin’ happy, I could just sing!
I don’t know what’s scarier, me in the morning or me singing.
So, this kind of goes with Juice Week, which I shared last week, but thought I’d save it – draw it out a bit.
what do you think of my super cool hair net? and what if I said I wasn’t kidding… yeah okay fine, you know me too well.
I’ve talked about this before, but I’ve done a few of those juice cleanses and the last drink of the day is usually a nut milk. It’s amazing. I mean, you’re starving so it doesn’t take much to be amazing, but really, it is. I’ve always wanted to buy the nut milk, but never (until now for $12 !!) have been able to find them. I’ve played around with this recipe a few times and have probably consumed more of this milk (for breakfast and dessert) than I have water. Scary, but true.
I typically double this batch and I’m still lucky if it lasts a week. I can’t quit it. Not even going to try.
Homemade Spiced Almond + Date Milk
Recipe inspired by The Raw Food Coach
- 1 cup raw organic almonds
- 3 cups purified water
- 5 whole dates, pitted
- 1/2 tablespoon agave nectar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
note: I found the best results to be in a Vitamix.
Fill two small bowls with water. Soak almonds in one and the dates in the other. Soak for about 30 minutes. You can soak the almonds longer, even overnight.
Drain the almonds and the dates.
Add almonds and water to your Vitamix (or blender). Blend for a few minutes on high or until there aren’t any chunks.
Setup the strainer over a large container [strainer pictured above]. Pour the milk into the strainer. Strainer will hold the almond “meat”, while you gently squeeze until there isn’t any more liquid coming out.
Pour the milk back into the Vitamix (or blender). Add dates, agave, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Blend until completely smooth. Taste test – add more agave if you need a little sweeter.
Pour over ice and enjoy!
Store in the fridge for up to 1 week – if you don’t drink it before then.
April 8 2013