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Easy DIY Almond Milk Recipe, in under 5 minutes!!

Easy DIY almond milk recipe

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Easy DIY Almond Milk Recipe

We hear it all the time…so many people are getting away from dairy and switching over to almond milk.  Just like us, they start the transition by heading to the grocery store and buying pre-made boxes of almond milk.

That seemed all good and fine to us, until one day I became curious….just what was in that almond milk I was buying??  So I did it…I read the label!  That was probably one thing the manufacturer was hoping I wouldn’t do because it was full of all kinds of ingredients I didn’t recognize or even know how to pronounce.  After years of research into cosmetic ingredients, one simple little thing that I learned carried through, which was, if it didn’t list simple food items, my hunch was that it probably was full of synthetic chemicals.  Even some of the vitamins they added to make me feel like I was being a smart shopper, were chemically based.

So hmmmm, that’s when I started thinking it was time to do a little more than just picking up a box of almond milk on the store shelves.  It was time to see if I could figure out a way to make this stuff myself.  And what I was about to learn was going to be lifechanging!  Making your own almond milk just takes a few minutes, and it saves a TON of money and is pretty dang empowering.  Now it’s your turn, just give it a try and let us know how you love it!!

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Shopping list:

To make it simple, we’ve added links to the items we think are about the purest out there, we also try to get the best deals for you too, so building that new pantry won’t be so crazy scary!

In fact, we’ve found a market with the best deal ever on quality organic ingredients. Just check them out, their prices are better than amazon, or anyone else we’ve ever found. Because they provide a way for our viewers to try incredible healthy ingredients and foods for huge discounts, we’re big fans, and have set up to be affiliates to their program, so you can get the best bang for your organic buck! Enough said, lol, K, here ya go…

  • Organic Raw almonds
  • organic vanilla extract (optional)
  • Raw honey or liquid stevia to taste(optional)
  • Nut Milk Bag

Easy DIY Almond Milk Recipe

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 quart
  • cook time: zero 🙂 Don’t you love raw cooking! 

INGREDIENTS

raw almonds – 1 cup
filtered water – 4 cups
stevia powder – a pinch – optional
pure vanilla extract – 1/2 teaspoon – optional

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Place almonds and water together in a high powered blender. Mix well.  Sift with through a Nut Milk Bag (TIP: or a garbonza bag works great too!)
  2. If you use liquid stevia to sweeten the milk, start with just a few drops and add more if desired…it won’t take much at all!

You can also dehydrate the pulp and use to cook with or blend up the dried pulp to make flour–did I just say make your own flour?????  YES!  And it works as a perfect replacement to any other gluten free flour (and provides a great source of protein too!)

Watch how easy it is to make!!!

AND HERE ARE OUR COOKBOOKS…

“Raw Beauty, Smoothies, Shakes & Creamies”

“Beauty Bite Desserts”

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That’s it, stay healthy, we LOVE you guys!!!  Oh and please let us know if you try this recipe! Isn’t this FUN?!!  🙂

xo

Laurie & Tiffany

 

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Gluten-free Chocolate Walnut Brownie Cookies, refined sugar-free, dairy-free, and soy free too!

warning! we think you are about to fall in love (at least we hope! 🙂 here’s to getting that chocolate fix in a very simple and healthy way…Gluten-free Chocolate Walnut Brownie Cookies, refined sugar-free, dairy-free, and soy free too!

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Yes, these are Repins–and restructured and ahhhhmazing! 🙂

Gluten-free Chocolate Walnut Brownie Cookies, refined sugar-free, dairy-free, and soy free too!

psst, this recipe is one of the many super simple and delicious recipes in our  “Beauty In Every Bite Desserts” Cookbook 🙂

We’ve had so much fun with Pinterest, especially in the recipe category!  Mainly because people post amazing recipes, but many of them aren’t exactly healthy.  We post them in our “Recipes to be Converted” board and decide which ones to do based on the repins and the likes we get.

I had just barely posted this pin when I noticed it was flourless, so I thought maybe I’d post it in our “Healthy Recipes” board, but when I went to the website it was posted on, I realized I could make a few tweaks to make it even healthier.

Soooo, after posting it on instagram, etc. I was flooded with requests to share the recipe. So of course, that is what I’m doing.  You guys have great power over me, haha! 🙂

I really love the taste & texture of these cookies.  If you’re not a fan of coconut, just leave it out and you’ll have a little flatter cookie with a brownie-esque taste.  Hmmm new word, but I think I like it 🙂  I guess those are the perks of being the one doing the posting, lol.

AND–with many of you working on filling your new Pantries with staples, so we have something very wonderful to share….IF you need a great place to get great quality organic ingredients, AND you’re wanting the very BEST PRICES on them, we highly recommend that you check out this new ORGANIC MARKET, their prices are a steal, in fact they are better than anywhere else we’ve seen, amazon included, and we know these items are all fresh! We only share affiliate  links to brands and items we completely believe in, and in this case we highly recommend them and wholeheartedly believe you will too.

So try it out and let us know how you like it!

 

chocolate walnut brownie cookies

If you go onto our Pinterest (naturesknockout) you’ll find that we love to pin. This recipe was born from one of those repins, and thank goodness, it is so yummy!

!1/2 pure cocoa bar, 4 oz. (70% or higher) 1/4 cup coconut oil
1 teaspoon pure stevia extract
1 egg, hormone free

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup almond meal or almond flour

4 Tablespoons organic cocoa
1/2 teaspoon gluten-free, aluminum free baking powder
1/2 cup chopped organic walnuts
1/4 cup certified organic coconut flakes (optional)
1/4 cup coconut sugar

!Preheat the oven to 350oF or 175oC.

Place the cocoa bar into a zipper bag and crush it into small chunks. Set them in a glass cup and set that into another glass bowl of hot

tap water in order to slightly melt the cocoa chips. Just set that aside and combine all of the other ingredients into a large glass bowl. Mix with a wooden spoon.

NOTE: The coconut is optional. If you use it, the texture is more chunky (as pictured) and thick; if not, they are just as yummy, but a little more flat.

Next, throw the walnuts into that zipper bag and crush them. Pour the crushed nuts into the mixture, and then stir in the semi-melted chips as well.

Drop by tablespoons onto an un-greased cookie sheet. Makes 1 dozen. Bake between 15-17 minutes. Store in the refrigerator.

Here are links to both of our cookbooks that we think you’ll LOVE!

“Raw Beauty, Smoothies, Shakes & Creamies”

“Beauty Bite Desserts”

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Please let us know how you like them, adapted them, or devoured them.  Otherwise, don’t comment, j/k!  We love your comments and can’t wait for you to try these out-wheee!

xox

Laurie & Tiffany