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Making Almond Milk the Easy Way

How many times have you made Almond Milk and gone through the process in anticipation of that delicious fresh milk hitting your tongue? You love the milk, and the variations of chocolate and vanilla, spiced and plain. You would have it every day if it weren’t for the mess.

If you’re like me, everytime you make it, you think there has got to be a better way. The cheesecloth drawstring bags, a stocking or other variation of squeezing the milk through and almost milking it like a cow’s utter, just doesn’t appeal to me. It’s messy, unsanitary if you are serving it to guests and just plain impractical.

I’ve been looking for an alternative for months now and trying out different strainers laid on top of each other to press the almonds and release the milk in a cleaner manner. Without tooling a new product, I was at a loss. I mentioned it to a co-worker and she said four simple words “don’t reinvent the wheel”. I said I din’t have a wheel that would work and she brought to my attention something I had overlooked. The Frenchpress. I hate to admit what an amateur I am about coffee so I played it off like I knew exactly what she was talking about…for about two seconds, then I fessed up. I had no idea what a French Press was. When I got home I googled it and then went onto youtube and watched a video about making the perfect cup of coffee with a French Press. Finally, this was my answer! I love almond milk, but I don’t like the almond pulp mixed in. The Vitamix does a great job of pulverizing the almonds, but the milk is still too thick for my liking if I leave in the pulp. Besides, I like to make almond bars out of the remaining pulp.

Now that I have decided I want a French Press, I am seeing them everywhere. They appear to be the perfect device to use while doing a raw almond milk demo, and the guests won’t feel uncomfortable about drinking what you just squeezed out of a bag for them with your bare hands!

Peace.

~RawMa

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Posted by on September 11, 2009 in Agave, alkaline, Dates, Healthy, Nuts

 

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Update to the Raw Vegan Chocolate Mousse

I thought the Chocolate Mousse was awesome once I made it, but I put it in the fridge and kind of forgot about it until the next morning. Once I took a bite of the refrigerated version, I had a flash back to the fudge in the cookies I loved as a kid. Before I went to work, I decided to make some almond cookies so I would be able to use this mousse/fudge in a cookie.

My typical almond cookie consistes of:
1/2 c raw almonds
agave and/or 3-4 dates
2 tbsp. coconut oil
1/2 vanilla bean or vanilla extract (alcohol free)
blend all in a food processor
form into small balls and flatten out into a cookie shape, or spread it all onto a dehydrator sheet and cut into squares before dehydrating.
Dehydrate @ 115 for 6 hours

When I got home from work, the cookies were done so I gave myself a treat by taking 2 cookies and placing the fudge in the middle to make a Raw sandwich cookie! Super Yummy.

 

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Awww Nuts!

I am nuts about Nuts, but too much of a good thing can weigh you down. When I first went Raw, I feasted on nuts and seeds. That was my source, with some greens here and there. This was my pre-deydrator days, so I wanted to keep it simple. I figured what could be simpler than nuts and seeds. I didn’t take into account the total amount of fat I was taking in, although it was a healthy fat, my calories were much higher than they needed to be. This is a common problem for those who are new to the Raw Lifestyle. After many personal adjustments, I found the perfect balance for my temple. You can do it too. Don’t think it’s all or nothing. Life is a learning process, and getting our beings back to a state of harmony takes a bit of undoing what we have been conditioned to do. Take control of your life and your health. Don’t rely on the doctors as you age. They don’t heal you. They can do some good, and prolong your life, but they are not taught to “Cure” the cause of your health issue. They have been taught to treat the symptoms. Period. It’s time for us all to live in a new Awakened State of Being. Every choice you make should be a concious one.
Blessings,

~Rawma

 

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