Category Archives: Healthy drinks!

Easy Almond Milk

We’ve been making almond milk from scratch for a few years, soaking the almonds (1 cup), draining, blending with 3 cups water, straining out the pulp, sometimes sweetening with dates or adding vanilla or cardamom. It is always delicious but sometimes felt time consuming.The store bought almond milk seems to have a lot of filler and is not as good. So SURPRISE!

In the book Forks over Knives, companion to the movie that is such a great resource, we found the following: Add 1-2 teaspoons of raw almond butter to each 1 cup of water and blend until smooth. We happen to have roasted almond butter on hand and it tasted good but will try raw next, because it will surely be even better. What a find! No worries about wasting or saving the pulp and we can make a small amount at a time.

Interestingly the website detoxinista.com has detailed instructions on making your own almond butter using a food processor and making your own almond milk using a high speed blender like a Vita-mix. We have not tried to make our own almond butter yet but if you like to make it yourself, you might be able to do this too.

Green juice

Passed down from a nutritionally minded MD to patient, to friend, to cousin is the following healthy drink recipe

Green  Juice!

- 2 cups of Kale
- ¼ cup of Spinach
- ¼ cup of Coriander (Cilantro)
- ½ Beet
- 1 stalk Celery – optional
- ½ Carrot – optional
- 5 or 6 seeded Grapes – optional
- ½ Apple – optional

The juice below is  red, because of the beets. She uses a Blendtech, but Christian is loyal to his Vitamix and I think you can use a lower-tech blender too.Veggie juice Continue reading