If you would have told me a few years ago that I would use almond milk as much as I do, I would have called you a liar. In concept, almond milk boggles my mind. How can you milk from almonds? I know that I could YouTube it, but I prefer the mystery. But all that aside, it is a delicious, low calorie alternative to animal milk.
Now, let’s not get crazy. I don’t drink the stuff straight. That still grosses me out. I also have weird phobias around cows milk (yeah, it’s weird, I know), but I have absolutely no problem using it for all sorts of recipes.
Here are two of my favorites…
These overnight oats I got into while I was doing a Suja Juice Fresh Start Cleanse. I’ve done it twice and if you are looking for a way to jump start your diet in a healthy direction, this is a great way to do it. I got my juices at Costco. It’s 3 days worth of juice for $26. You get to eat meals with it too and one of the breakfast options was these overnight oats. It’s my go to when I’m sick and tired of eggs.
- 1/3 c raw oats
- 1 c unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 c blueberries
- 1 tsp organic maple syrup
Combine all the ingredients into a seal-able container. (I put mine in a mason jar) Make sure to stir to distribute evenly.
Let set overnight in the fridge.
In the morning you can either eat them cold or warm it up for a few minutes. (I warm mine up.) And enjoy!
I typically make a couple containers of these to have on hand. That way all I have to do is warm it up in the morning and be on my way. They are great and portable and super healthy!
My next almond milk recipe was one that I stumbled upon on Pinterest. Oh Pinterest, how you complete me!
Well, fall is finally here (most days) and in the past one of my favorite things about fall is the PSL. That’s Pumpkin Spice Latte for all your non basic white girls out there.
I love me a good PSL, however if you get the original it’s made with whole milk and whipped cream and all the sugary indulgences in life. It’s around 400 calories. Not something to have everyday.
I found this awesome alternative! And bonus, it’s only around 100 calories (depending on how much maple syrup you put in for all you sweet tooth’s/sweet teeth? out there).
Vegan Pumpkin Spice Bedtime Drink (from Apple of my eye)
*Also, don’t let the word Vegan scare you. I know some people see it and think, yep this is gonna be gross, but vegan doesn’t always mean bland!*
- 2½ cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 2 tbsp pumpkin puree
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- Whisk together all the ingredients on medium-low heat in a small saucepan until the drink is perfectly hot and no lumps remain.
- Serve hot!
Seriously, so good. It’s a caffeine free hot drink that I’ve been missing and it tastes so much like my favorite PSL!
Give it a try and let me know what you think!
So there are my recipes for the day! Hope that you enjoy!
Have a happy, healthy day!
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