I wanted to pop this quick and easy recipe up for you, because it makes for a perfect Friday treat, or Weekend morning steamer. But with it. . . a quick nut-milk fact (one I wish I’d known!). Homemade Nut-Milk’s go bad relatively quickly because of the residue in them, how fresh they are, and the lack of preservatives (a good thing!) so making a small’ish batch is where it’s at. I’ve made huge batches a couple of times now and never get through them, and it’s such a bummer, waste of resources, and most of all . . . super fowl tasting. Suffice it to say, keep your batch small, and enjoy it within 2-3 days.
Had my coffee on the back deck today, and did some standing stretches in the cold grass. It was spring-time perfect. This cacao and honey coffee was potion packed and amazing, recipe ⬇️ 🍯🍫☕️ 1 mug full of @criobru or coffee 1-2tsp @beekeepers_naturals cacao honey 1 scoop each of @vitalproteins gelatin and collagen 1tsp coconut oil Cinnamon and ginger Blend blend blend
I used to make nut-milk without a milk bag, and it worked but left me with quite a bit of residue/thick milk. This was fine for smoothies, but made my coffee a bummer. I recently bought this nut milk bag and LOVE it. It’s also sturdy enough to use for making juice!
You can leave your milk unsweetened and unflavored, or add flavor many ways. I love using dates, maple, or honey to sweeten. You can flavor with almost anything. I’ve had success with coconut, cacao, cinnamon, turmeric, and vanilla bean.
You can hack this, it’ll be slightly less smooth, but similar in flavor, by using raw cacao and raw honey instead.
1 Cup Raw or Roasted Almonds
3 Cups Cold Filtered Water
2 Tbs Cacao Honey
1/2 tsp salt
Soak almonds in water overnight, after 8-12 hours rinse them and put them into your blender with 3 cups fresh water.
Blend on high for three minutes.
Add in honey and salt.
Blend on high for one more minute.
Strain through nut milk bag or cheese cloth. Really squeeze to get out all the liquid.
Store in airtight container in the fridge, keeps for 2-3 days, shake well before drinking.
I love using homemade almond milk in smoothies, hot coffee drinks, or as the base for an iced matcha. It’s full of protein, incredibly simple ingredients. It’s easy to make whole30 friendly (leave unsweetened or use dates, and make sure to add cinnamon or vanilla!), and is incredibly decadent. You can also sub out almonds for hazelnuts or cashews or a mixture of the three!
Bulletproof cacao and turmeric coffee. I’m doubling up on collagen and gelatin today to try and help my sore muscles recover a bit faster! 😩😂 ☕️ 🍫 🖤 ❤ #collagencrew #treatyoself #coffeecoffeecoffee #morningbrew #bulletproof #dairyfree #foodblogger #seattleblogger #seattlefood #bellinghameats #bellinghome #sweatpink