How to Make Your Own Almond Milk

Almond milk is such a staple in my kitchen. I use it in my morning matcha lattes, my smoothie bowls, and oatmeal. If you’ve followed my blog for a bit, you know that I LOVE smoothie bowls! I’ve noticed that store bought almond milks contain a ton of ingredients including fillers and preservatives. I recently tried making my own almond milk. It’s something that I have been wanting to do for a while and it was seriously so easy! The craziest part? It actually tastes like almonds. The most basic almond milk is made with only 2 ingredients- almonds and water. You can also add additional ingredients such as dates and cinnamon to sweeten and flavor the almond milk (the natural way!), but in this post I will just include the most basic almond milk recipe.

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Cherry Cacao Smoothie Bowl

One meal I never get sick of? Smoothie bowls. Tastes like ice cream but packed with fruits, veggies, and healthy fats to keep you full longer. My new fav combo is Cherry Cacao 🍒🍫 This below for full recipe details!

Note: This recipe is labeled as vegan, but is topped with bee pollen (optional). If you are trying to follow a vegan diet, you may want to skip the bee pollen topping.

 

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6 Ways to Start Your Journey Towards Non-Toxic Living

Toxins are everywhere. They are in our water, in our food, our kitchen, our home products, etc. We are surrounded by toxins and interact with them on a daily basis. With all of the different places we are exposed to toxins, it can be overwhelming to determine where to even start to alleviate our interactions with them. Below are a few simple hacks that can be used to get started on a journey towards Non-Toxic Living.

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Rainbow Soba Noodle Bowl

Rainbow Soba Noodle bowl 🌈 Do colorful bowls make anyone else super happy? This is such a fresh and delicious bowl. It is completely plant based- made with soba noodles, spinach, mango, carrot, avocado, purple cabbage, red bell pepper, red onion, and topped with a thai- inspired dressing.

See recipe below, it makes about 2 servings.

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BBQ Jackfruit Taco Bowl

BBQ Jackfruit Taco Bowl for lunch today! 🌮 First time cooking Jackfruit and it was soo easy! It has a meat-like texture/ flavor and is the perfect add to any taco bowl. Bowl deats 👉🏻 1 cup riced cauliflower topped with sautéed red peppers and onions, guac, Jackfruit roasted in bbq sauce, and cilantro 🌶🍅🥑

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Banana Nutella Smoothie Bowl

Banana Nutella smoothie bowl for breakfast this morning! 🍌🌰 Made with bananas, frozen riced cauliflower, cacao powder, hazelnuts, avocado, cinnamon, and nut milk. This 80 degree weather has been perfect and has me craving all of smoothie bowls! Can it be summer in NYC already? ☀️

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Creamy Avocado Pesto Sauce

Red lentil pasta topped with creamy avocado pesto sauce! 🥑🌱 I’ve been on a veggie pasta kick and used lentil pasta for this recipe. The lentil pasta is topped with a creamy avocado pesto sauce and grape tomatoes. This sauce is soo creamy and delicious, I may or may not be dreaming about it for the rest of the day.. 😴💁‍♀️ This recipe is gluten free and dairy free. See below for details on how to make the creamy avocado pesto sauce!

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Banana Cinnamon Oatmeal

Starting off this snowy Friday with my go-to banana cinnamon oatmeal bowl for breakfast. Made with oats, banana, sliced almonds for added crunch, collagen, flaxseed, and topped with cinnamon and honey. Tip: heat the banana in the microwave with the oatmeal and it melts into the bowl. Sounds weird but smells and tastes soo good! 🍌✨
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Banana Cacao Smoothie Bowl

Kicking off Friday with a banana cacao smoothie bowl! Just to get one thing straight- cacao is not the same as cocoa. While cacao and cocoa both come from the same place, the way they are processed impacts their nutritional content. Cacao products are generally less processed and a healthier alternative to cocoa. Cacao powder has a rich chocolaty taste but is full of minerals and can have antioxidant effects. It does taste bitter by itself so I like to balance it out with a frozen banana in my smoothies. And might I add, this smoothie bowl legit tastes like a chocolate milkshake 😋🍌🍫

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