When it gets chilly outside I gravitate towards warmer drinks to keep me grounded and feeling well nourished.
Last month I was so excited because I ventured out and bought raw cow's milk to warm up and drink to my heart's content.
Although my heart was happy by stomach wasn't. Cow's milk simply doesn't digest well in my body.
Luckily my stand in does the job of warm and cozy just as well.
Warmed almond milk with a dab of maple and Autumn spices, delightful!
The key is to not settle for store bought almond drinks in those space age tetra packs but to go all the way and make your own.
- Like every nut, seed and grain almonds need to be soaked to make them more digestible for the body, soak 1 cup of raw almonds anywhere from 12-24 hours.
- When you are ready to use drain and rinse the almonds.
- Place your 1 cup of almonds with 4 cups of water and blend away.
- Strain the milk through a fine strainer or cheese cloth. (get creative with the leftover almond meal many people dehydrate it for pie crust, flour, or breadcrumb substitute)
- Pour some milk in a small pot, heat up until desired temperature.
- Turn heat off add pumpkin pie spices or just cinnamon, a dab of maple, stir, and serve.
Whoever said warm and cozy couldn't still happen, dairy-free!