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Making your own nut milk is super easy, and it is super nutritious and delicious! Nut milks contain no lactose, saturated fat, cholesterol, processed ingredients and additives, such as artificial sweeteners. There are so many options to create tasty and nutrient-dense unique milks: you can mix nuts, seeds, whole gains and even fruit to create your own version! My favorite type is almond milk! Almond milk is a good source of calcium, fiber, protein (6 grams of protein per ounce of dry nuts), magnesium, potassium, zinc, iron, vitamin E and much more…

Nut Milk
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Cuisine: Beverages
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Ingredients
  • 3 cups filtered water
  • 1 cup soaked almonds
  • For sweetness: Liquid stevia (100%pure stevia), stevia powder, raw honey, or pitted dates to taste
  • For extra flavor: 2-inch vanilla beans or 1tsp pure vanilla extract, and cinnamon to taste.
Instructions
  1. Soak the nuts overnight, soak your dates in the filtered water for 1 hour, blend everything for about 1 minute at a higher speed, strain the milk with a nut-milk bag or fine strainer, store your milk in an air tight container, such as Manson jars, for up to 6 days. Enjoy!!!

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With the warm weather arriving, there is nothing better than a refreshing, delicious and quick to make breakfast to go! Unlike most store-bought fruit parfaits out there, this one is made with just the right amount of the right ingredients to taste like a dessert, yet not loaded with heavy calories, fat and sugar! Plus, it is gluten-free for those of us sensitive or allergic to gluten!

Fruit Parfait
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Cuisine: Breakfast
 
Ingredients
  • 6 oz. organic plain fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • Dash of non-alcoholic vanilla extract
  • Stevia to taste (or 1tsp. raw honey, or 2 pitted dates)
  • 2 tbsp. any mixture of raw nuts and seeds you’d like (eg. slivered almonds, walnut halves, chia seeds, buckwheat, hemp seeds…)
  • 1 tbsp. dried cherries
  • ½ small apple cut into cubes
  • 1 cup berries
Instructions
  1. Add cinnamon, vanilla extract and stevia into the Greek yogurt and mix.
  2. Sprinkle the slivered almonds, dried cherries, apple and berries and enjoy.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1