Last night, my husband Aaron and I were talking about how I have not written on my blog in 3 years. I want to resurrect it so that I can continue to share my favorite recipes, tips, exercises, etc. In the last few months, I’ve read Eat to Live, Super Immunity, Fasting and Eating for Health, and Disease-Proof Your Child, all by Dr. Joel Fuhrman. Although I thoroughly enjoyed each book, my very favorite of the bunch is his newest book, Super Immunity.
Due to reading these books, we decided to clean up our already vegetarian diet. We are eating vegan now and feeling great! Because of our new diet, I’m trying lots of new recipes, so be on the lookout for a number of yummy dishes! I’m starting out with my favorite almond milk recipes.
Vanilla Almond Milk and Variations
1 cup almonds, soaked in refrigerator overnight (or six hours)
3 cups filtered water
3 or 4 dates (to taste)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract, or scrapings of 1/2-1 vanilla bean
Drain and rinse almonds. Add to blender with water, blend one minute. Pour through nut bag. Add back to rinsed blender with dates and vanilla, blend another minute.
Add 1/2 tsp nutmeg in with the dates and vanilla.
Add 1/2 tsp nutmeg, 1/8 tsp ginger, 1/8 tsp cinnamon, 1Tbs cocoa with dates and vanilla.
Add a dash of cinnamon and 2 Tbs cocoa powder with dates and vanilla.