Jake came back from school the other day and requested to try some chocolate milk! Because I don't like feeding her processed sugar, I decided to try and make some myself. Turns out it couldn't be simpler.
And she absolutely loved it! This version is not sweet like what you find in stores so feel free to change for sweeter chocolate if you prefer.
-Almond milk (recipe here if you haven't try making it yourself yet)
-70% dark chocolate chopped in smallish pieces (make sure you buy a non dairy...
I have been making my own almond milk for quite sometime now and felt uncomfortable every time I was throwing away the pulp left after filtering the milk. I knew I wanted to figure out a way to reuse this nutritious left over, but kept pushing it to another day on the count of being too busy....
What a shame!!
Seriously, the only ingredient required is the left over pulp and what's even better, is that Miss J loves to spread the crumbs herself so my kitchen is entirely clean by the time she's done!
There are a lot of plant based parmesan replacements out there, but every time I tried a recipe, something was always off. Too crunchy, too mushy, not enough flavor... So I tweaked until I found something the three of us enjoy. Well actually Miss J liked them all.
-1/2 Cup Brazil nuts
-1/3 Cup raw cashews
-1/4 Cup nutritional yeast (make sure you look at the ingredient list when buying. Some brands hide a lot of non clean ingredients.)
-2 Tbsp pine nuts
-1 Tbsp hemp seeds
Becoming plant based, I noticed quite early on that some dairy or meat replacements are so delicious that I would even serve them to my omnivore friends, but on the flip side, the products that aren't good are SO bad, they go straight into the garbage... I wish I had access to a master list out there to help me decide where to spend and not spend my money.
So here is my list so far. I will constantly keep it updated. It is not sponsored by anyone and truly reflects my personal taste.
Of course, we won't all agree...