vanilla almond milk

16 Mar

ImageToday was a perfect summer day.  Woke up early and beat the sun to the beach for some sunrise yoga (i’m sounding especially hippy today), went for a walk on the beach with an old friend, and sat in our backyard and ate lunch with my husband.   As he swiftly drifted off into dreamland, I got to play in the kitchen.

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He’s going to kill me for this one….but he looks so content!Image

I learned from a classmate of mine that almond milk can very easily be made in the nutribullet.  While I believed her, i didn’t believe just how easy it could be.  Simple simple simple and you end up with the most delicious, wholesome dairy-free and protein-rich milk!  (it scares me sometimes just how excited I get about these things)

vanilla almond milk

1/2 cup roasted unsalted almonds

2 cups water

1/2 tsp vanilla

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp honey (or more to taste)

1 large pinch salt

1.  soak the almonds and water in the nutribullet cup overnight

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2.  drain the water, add another 2 cups water to the almonds, along with the vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, honey and salt.  here’s where you can get creative with amounts and make your milk exactly how you like it.

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3. blend for about 1-2 minutes until it gets all nice and frothy

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4. refrigerate, pour and enjoy!

I love using this as a base for my frozen banana and spinach smoothies in the morning.  Add in some flax and chia seeds and a nutritious, filling breakfast is served.  And the best part about it is you only have one cup to clean after it’s all said and done.

Joe and I are off to the Getty Villa and then to my mom and dad’s house for the annual St. Patrick’s Day feast!

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