Vegan recipe for yummy nutty milk from Hollan Hawaii! It is so simple to make your own milk. You literally blend water with nuts or seeds and strain. I like adding in a little maple syrup for sweetness. I use Almond Milk as my main milk. So anything you use milk in, I use almond milk in. I find it versatile and that my body loves it and my recipes come out great. Almonds are naturally alkalizing, so… so is this. You can change the recipe to suit your taste buds; more almonds, more water, but this is how I like it. I use a nut milk bag to strain it-you can find it for sale at most health food stores. If you can’t-a paint strainer from a hardware store will work or just use a clean dishtowel to strain it. Vegan cooking often calls for milk, and this is how I fulfill:
Make 2 qts
5 minutes total time
1 cup organic raw almonds
7 cups water
2 tablespoons maple syrup (optional)
In a Vitamix or blender, mix almonds with water, gradually taking it to high. You want to pulverise those almonds. Next, strain through nut milk bag into large bowl. Transfer to a pitcher and store in fridge. Will last 4 days in your fridge. You can replace any nut or seed for almonds. At the cafe we make Mac Nut Coconut Milk for all our acai bowls and smoothies. I have tried and love cashews, sesame seeds and coconut, and they all are tasty in theirre own way. Have fun and find the one that makes your tastebuds happy. There are many things you can do with the leftover pulp, however, these days I compost it.
If it’s Organic You Don’t Need to Panic Do you know your food has pesticides? I know none of us like pests, but our bodies definitely do not like pesticides. I think one of my keys to health was when I switched over to eating more organic. I always try to EAT AS ORGANIC AS POSSIBLE. I try to buy organic any chance I get. I know that it can be very expensive to buy everything organic. This is where it is important to know about… The Dirty Dozen and The Clean 15. The Dirty Dozen are the top 12 pesticide-laden foods. You want to avoid these if they are not organic. The clean fifteen are the cleanest (little to no pesticides). They are easier to grow without the use of them. SO you can purchase these conventional and be ok. Take a look at the list and try to buy at least the dirty dozen as organic. THE DIRTY DOZEN:
It’s not just relationships that have a toxic effect on our life, but all the products we use. From household cleaners to the products we use on our skin and hair, we ingest them into our bodies through our skin and our lungs. Look at the products you use, and slowly start to swap them out for their organic version.
It may seem strange to think about toxic relationships having any bearing on your immune systems health, but it DOES. Probably way more than you think. When you are in a toxic friendship or relationship, your body goes into a fight or flight mode, which comprises your immune system and body. Chemicals are released into your bloodstream, which wreak havoc on your system. Remember, humans are not supposed to be in a trauma trigger most of the time.
The top five people around you influence the way you live, so always choose wisely, but especially when your health is on the line. We are supposed to be community lifting each other up, feeling filled by each other, not drained.
I have tried all types of meditation, transcendental meditation, mantra meditation, guided meditations, silent meditations, and many more. I know for me, I haven’t found one in particular that works, but have found all of them useful. I start by seeing how I feel and check in with what I need, how long I need it, and the frequency I will use it. I set a schedule to meditate in the morning, afternoon, or evening. Meditation is personal. It is important to make time for it because it gives your brain, thought patterns, and yourself a break.
Whether I lay down and meditate, or sit up like Buddha, to me it’s all about taking the time for me. There is NO inner guilt around my meditations, they are strictly there to serve me. If I find I’m cranky and unhappy, and not meditating regularly, I jump back on the train.
Take this time for you. CHOOSE YOURSELF and feel the quiet, chaos, or somewhere in between.
Meditation, and giving room for your thoughts and body to be still, will boost your immune system. You will get your mind and body in alignment, and every automatic process your body does will run better.
I have been fascinated with breath ever since I was pregnant, and it seemed the main way to survive giving birth was through breathing. Breathing is obviously something that we do automatically, but with conscious breath, we can change so many things, from the pain we feel to our immune response.
Years ago I learned about Wim Hof, his breathing technique, and cold therapy for the immune and nervous system. I believe there is more than one way to breathe and connect with the mind of the body, but I have found no better one than Wim Hof’s method. He also has the science to back up his claims. He does an incredible job explaining his technique and has the science to back it up. Watch, listen or read about him below and then download the app.