Last night I was motivated to make almond milk. It’s something I’ve been wanting to try for a while now but couldn’t find the time to get to it (story of my life!). Making almond milk takes a little planning, as you need to soak the almonds for 8 hours prior.
But other than that it was very simple…and tasty! You just drain the almonds and add to a blender with two cups water, ½ teaspoon of vanilla, a pinch of sea salt and a dash of cinnamon. If you prefer smooth almond milk, strain it through cheesecloth. Since I knew I would be making a smoothie I didn’t bother with this step.
The inspiration for this recipe came from Kris Carr’s website. I modified it by using the ingredients I had in the house…and added a touch of maple syrup for sweetness (shhh!)
Apple Pie Smoothie
2 cups milk of your choice (I used homemade almond milk)
3 pitted dates
2 tablespoons almond butter
1 tablespoon maple syrup
¼ – ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (depending on your taste)
1-2 tablespoons hemp seeds
1 large cup of ice cubes
place all ingredients in a blender, mix until smooth and frothy, enjoy!