Meatless Mondays are about what can you eat but also what you can drink.
You see for me Meatless Mondays goes back to honouring the food you are eating. Sure it’s about not eating meat but it doesn’t mean eating just any food that isn’t meat.
There a lot of foods out there that aren’t meat, that isn’t necessarily good for you. So my approach to meatless Mondays is really being as plant based as I possibly can.
One of the many great things that plant based brings us are nuts! There is so much you can do with nuts. So much.
When I first started my plant-based journey, I didn’t even realize how versatile and powerful nuts could be.
Nuts get a lot of bad rep because of their fat content…but we need fat and especially healthy fats. Also no one is saying eating a bag of nuts. It’s all about proportion, like everything else right?
So one of my favourite things to do with nuts is milk! I love dairy (ahem cheese), but honestly I stopped drinking real milk a really long time ago (like 3 years) because I found that it upset my stomach.
Almond milk is great—it has a nutty and creamy taste (nothing like what you buy at the store) and I find it perfect when making cappuccinos or when you crave a glass of chocolate milk.
Homemade Almond milk is ten times better than store bought milk. First of all, if you take the time to notice, the store bought milk has a lot of preservatives. Its no surprise really since it has such a long shelf life!
Fresh almond milk only really lasts you about 3-5 days in the fridge, not weeks like the lives of the store packaged ones.
But I get it, it’s definitely more convenient. BUT on the other hand there is also your health—and for me I decided that I didn’t want to feed my body preservatives and chemicals so I set apart time every Sunday to make my homemade nut milk.
I’m assuming if you are still reading, then you are with me and you are on that real food, plant based, local food—or whatever you may call it journey!
The whole thing should only take you about half an hour at most, more like 20 minutes with cleaning and everything. So it's really quick and super easy!
**Makes 2 500 ML Mason Jars
(One Pure Almond Milk, One Chocolate)
Time Duration: 20 minutes (requires Overnight)
And really that's all there is to it. You can now enjoy a delicious glass of fresh Almond milk with some healthy cookies or my favourite Almond Energy Balls made out of the leftover pulp!
Check out the recipe here.
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