Almond Milk Recipe

Almond Milk Recipe

Almond milk is a breeze to make at home and is so easy that if you want to avoid any of the extras that sometimes appear in shop bought versions, such as binders and thickeners, then making your own is the way to go. You’ll find it tastes creamier than the commercially made versions. Almonds are packed full of Vitamin E, which your skin loves, so give it a treat and try making your own almond milk today!

Ingredients

1 cup almonds
Filtered water
Pinch salt
1/4 tsp vanilla powder
2 dates (optional)

Method

Soak almonds for 12 hours. Rinse thoroughly and drain.

Place in blender along with 3 cups of filtered water, salt, vanilla powder and dates, if desired.

Blend for 45-90 seconds (depending on the strength of your blender, in a Vitamix 45-60 seconds will be ample, whereas a slower blender will be closer to 90 seconds).

Pour into a muslin lined sieve over a bowl or into a nut milk bag, then strain well. Stores in fridge for 2 days.

Almond Milk is a great, essential product to have available for making delicious smoothies, raw cakes, or over breakfast.

NOTES – Whilst the dates add sweetness to the almond milk, giving it a lovely flavour, but this is optional. You can alternatively use maple syrup or raw honey too, or nothing at all. The vanilla powder also adds a natural sweetness to it. 

Why not try it with our delicious granola as a super indulgent brekkie?

 

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Blueberry Smoothie

Blueberry Smoothie

A delicious recipe for a healthy, blueberry smoothie that serves 2…

Blueberry Smoothie Ingredients:

1/2 cup blueberries
1 1/2 bananas
1 cup filtered water
2 handfuls of kale or spinach
pinch of cinnamon.
dried mulberries and almonds to garnish.

Method:

Place all ingredients for the blueberry smoothie, except the garnish, in a high speed blender and blend until smooth.
Pour into glasses and then finally garnish with mulberries, almonds and extra blueberries. Enjoy…

Serves 2.

ALTERNATIVE- the water can also be replaced with coconut water, which is a lovely addition.

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Chai Latte

Chai Latte

Recipe for Chai Latte…

Ingredients:

1 cup almond milk
1 cup filtered water
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 slice fresh ginger
2 pitted medjool dates

Chai Latte Method:

Place all the ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until smooth. Pour into cups/glasses and enjoy. This chai latte can be served warm or cold. Enjoy…

Serves 2

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Cherry smoothie

Cherry smoothie

Cherry smoothie – Hot nights, struggling to sleep? Tiny, shiny cherries to the rescue!

Nourish cherry smoothie

Amongst all the other wonderful things these little fruity bombs can do is aid sleep as they can raise your melatonin levels, which helps to send you off to dreamland. They’re also loaded with antioxidants, which are great at reducing inflammation so if you’re feeling achy a little pile of cherries might be the best medicine.

Option 1

1 medium to large ripe banana
½ cup cherry juice or 30ml cherry active (with ¼ cup water)
4 heaped tbsp coconut yoghurt (or Greek yoghurt).

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy 😊

Option 2

1 large banana
1 cup of black cherries (I use a heaped cup of pitted frozen cherries)
½ cup coconut yoghurt (or yoghurt alternative)

Place all ingredients in a blender, blitz until smooth… delish! Enjoy 😊

Nourish cherry smoothie recipe

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Citrus, Honey and Ginger Tea

Citrus, Honey and Ginger Tea

Recipe for Citrus Honey and Ginger Tea

At this time of the year, it is important to boost your immune system. Ginger is particularly good at doing this, and Lemons and Oranges are well known for Vitamin C, vital for a healthy immune system. In this recipe for citrus honey and ginger tea I use raw honey. Raw honey is packed full of nutrients and I use it regularly in drinks and on our breakfasts at this time of the year. The other two ingredients which do not always get exposure as boosting our immune system is cinnamon and turmeric. They make a delicious addition to this tea.

Ingredients:

1 whole lemon, sliced
A large knob of ginger, sliced
1 cinnamon stick
5 cups water
1/2 tsp ground turmeric
2 heaped Tbsp raw honey
1 large orange, juice freshly squeezed

Method:

Place all ingredients, except the honey in a medium saucepan. Bring to a rolling boil and then lower the heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
Remove from the heat and stir in the raw honey plus the freshly squeezed juice of your orange. Stir well and finally pour into your mugs.
Enjoy…

Alternative –

With left over tea, I pop it in the fridge and the next day, drain it and discard the lemon and ginger. I then add a further two heaped Tbsp raw honey and another two cups of water. You can use this as a cold tea, or as a base for a warming drink. (as in the picture below)

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Coconut Kefir Smoothie

Coconut Kefir Smoothie

Having a green smoothie in the morning with my breakfast is a great way to start the day and this coconut kefir smoothie gives an extra dose of greens into your diet as well. We have been enjoying coconut kefir recently and I often include it in my smoothies. Below is a recipe I use frequently for a coconut kefir smoothie. Adapt it to suit your taste buds, increase banana quantity if you prefer it sweeter.

 

Ingredients for this Coconut Kefir Smoothie:

2 large kale leaves of a handful of baby kale leaves (remove stalks from kale)
1 large handful of spinach (you can use baby or true spinach)
30-40 ml coconut kefir
1/3 – 1/2 banana
1/3 cup of water
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
Almonds, dried mulberries and sunflower seeds to go on top.

 

Method:

Place the kale, spinach, kefir, banana, water and cinnamon in blender or vitamix. Blend until smooth. Pour into glass and sprinkle with almonds, mulberries and sunflower seeds.Chewing on the almonds and mulberries helps to stimulate the digestive system, this is important to ensure the food is properly digested. Often if we just drink without chewing, we miss this important step in the digestion process.

Serves one
Enjoy…

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