Posts Tagged ‘almond milk’
Blueberry Peach Smoothie
Drinks • Tags: almond milk, blueberries, broccoli, coconut, healthy, peaches, smoothie, vegan
It seems the last several weeks have had their share of indulgent meals, so I was craving something easy and light to help even things out. That’s when I remembered a health tip a fitness instructor told me years ago. She said an easy way to add a nutritional punch to any smoothie is to replace the ice cubes with frozen broccoli. Broccoli? In a smoothie? I imagine we had the same reaction to that suggestion: “ew, gross!” She swore you cannot taste the broccoli, and you get the same texture as if ice were used. Chrystal and I are always on the hunt for new cooking tricks and easy food tips, especially when it comes to healthy eating. I gave it some more thought, and my curiosity started to outweigh my dubious feelings. Can’t taste the broccoli, huh? Guess there’s only one way to find out!
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Banana Almond Bread
Breads & Muffins • Tags: almond milk, almond pulp, applesauce, banana bread, vegan
Perhaps you remember seeing a post for almond milk around these here parts not too long ago. There as a photo of the leftover almond pulp that is the result of blending almonds, water and perhaps a little sweetener. We are not ones to toss ingredients. We like to use them up however they can be used! Well with all of this almond pulp on hand, it had to be used up. It just had to be. There’s nothing more satisfying than knowing you’ve made used of everything that goes into a recipe (and everything that comes out of a recipe), especially when you get two amazing results. Obviously the almond milk was the first, but the second was something completely different. It was a baked good that tasted so great that two loaves disappeared in less than two days. Now that is a great example of using ‘waste’.
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Drinks • Tags: almond milk, baking, Breakfast, dates, homemade, natural sweeteners, vegan
We like to do a lot of things from scratch. That’s why kneading bread, rolling out pie dough, and beating cream into fluffy soft peaks is fun for us. We like to be hands on with foods and figure out how they work. And how they work best. That’s why you see a bowl of ground, watery nuts above. That, friends, is almond pulp. It is what you’ll find left behind if you make your own almond milk. Maybe you’re wondering to yourself, ‘Self, why are these guys making almond milk when it’s at the store?’ Well, there are lots of things that just seem easy to do by hand, so why not do them. At least once. If it’s not worth the time, effort or cost, then feel free to buy it. But at least you can say you’ve tried to do it. And that, friends, is the only answer we can give.
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