Do you have those friends you know you can count to lift you up? Make you feel special and make you feel refreshed? I had to take a little down time last week and I am so glad I did. I think I worked myself into the ground this past month. I took a little vacation with my family and some friends (Britney and Jean-Marie) and we had such a great time. I was sick part of the trip, but got some needed R&R while taking in some amazingly beautiful sites.
Jean-Marie and I are each others' biggest fans when it comes to the plant based food path. We keep each other motivated. Thanks JM! She made some raw almond milk on our trip and I was surely grateful for it. Super easy and really delicious. If you haven't tried it yet, give it a try.
HOMEMADE RAW ALMOND MILK
Makes 3.5 cups
- 1 cup raw almonds, soaked in water
- 3.5 cups filtered water
- Nutmilk bag, or sprouting bag or cheese cloth to strain the pulp
Place almonds in a bowl and cover with water and soak them overnight. I prefer to soak them overnight, but you can get away with soaking for 1-2 hours. Rinse and drain the almonds and place into a blender along with filtered water. Blend on highest speed for 1 minute or so.
Then, place a nut milk bag over a large bowl and slowly pour the almond milk mixture into the bag. Gently squeeze the bottom of the bag to release the milk. It may take some time to get all the milk out.
Pour the milk into a glass jar to store in the fridge for up to 3-5 days.
Here are snap shots of the site we encountered. My partner in crime, Britney and I, along with our families had the best tour of the bay area. We just love it up there.
Muir Woods National Park, Mill Valley, CA
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
Baker Beach, San Francisco, CA
Have a good one!