Friday, June 29, 2012

First harvest of the season!

Wahoo! It's finally here, the time of year when we can begin to enjoy the beautiful bounty of our gardens. My first harvest of radishes and tasty spinach has been a very pleasurable one! Here's to a wonderful summer of delicious home grown food.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Tasty Homemade Almond Milk

This is a simple nutritious and delicious recipe for almond milk. If you can get your hands on a nut grinder it's the way to go as grinding nuts in your coffee grinder can wear it out (I know this from experience)! This is a great base to start off any shake or simply enjoy with a bowl of cereal.

Here's the recipe:

12 raw almonds
1 Tbsp raw sunflower seeds
2 Tbsp raw sesame seeds
4-6 C water (I eyeball it, I like to make a full blender of milk)
1 tsp vanilla (optional)
1-2 Tbsp honey (optional, depends if you like it sweet!)

What cha do:

I grind all of my nuts together in a nut grinder. Add 2-3 Tbsp of the ground nut mixture into a blender with water, vanilla and honey. Blend on high for 2-3 minutes. Store the extra nut mixture in the fridge for your next batch of delicious milk! You will end up with lots of nutty sediment at the bottom, I will leave it up to you to decide what to do with it, of course the sediment is very good for you so don't be scared to drink it! Enjoy :)