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Homemade Oat Milk. Want to make creamy oat milk at home with just 2 ingredients, 1 blender, and in 5 minutes! Let us show you how! What is Oat Milk? Oat milk is simply rolled oats and water blended together then strained to leave the pulp behind. The result is easy, creamy, DIY oat milk! How to Make Oat Milk To make oat milk simply add 1 cup rolled oats + 4 cups water to a high-speed blender and blend on high for 30-45 seconds. Then strain through a clean t-shirt or towel for best results. We found nut milk bags let too much pulp through.

This method yields creamy oat milk every time that’s perfect for adding to coffee, matcha, cereal, oats, baked goods, granola, and more! How to make Flavored Oat Milk You can also optionally add sea salt, a date, vanilla extract, cacao powder, or berries when blending for added flavor! Oat Milk FAQs How do you make oat milk not slimy? Can you use steel cut or quick oats to make oat milk? Is oat milk gluten-free? How long does oat milk last? Why did my oat milk separate? Atlasobscura. Three Healthy Drink Recipes. This year it seems like I’ve caught a minor cold (lasting about 3 days) every other week! After the second one runny nose kicked in, I knew it was high time to bring out my cold fighting, immune boosting, and homemade concoctions. It’s so easy to ignore feeling tired and rundown, or push through daily aches and pains. My struggle with chronic pain has taught me to pay attention when my body is trying to tell me something and give it the help it needs to heal itself.

I have three drink recipes that I always turn to when my body is in need of some TLC. Each drink contains ingredients that have natural healing benefits and can be drunk hot or cold. Hot water with lemon and cayenne is my go-to drink and something I have almost every morning when I wake up. Benefits of Lemon & Cayenne Lemon Water with Cayenne Ingredients 1-2 lemon wedges water pinch of cayenne Instructions Squeeze lemon into a mug of hot water. I drink apple cider vinegar whenever my body is feeling run-down. Healthy Apple Cider Vinegar Recipes: Drink To Your Health! | The Huffington Post. Lemon Ginger Elixir. I developed a habit of stopping at my local hippy grocery store for a Lemon Ginger Elixir. It was always in times of OMG I NEED TO CHILL THE F- OUT. For some reason, this drink has been the answer. Honey, lemon and ginger in all of the right combinations. More ginger than you’re probably used to.

Your mouth and throat get treated to a spa day. It feels like a nice warm hug. Let’s gather our ingredients. You’re gonna need water too. Grated ginger (I love my grater!) Bring to a boil and steep. Squeeze in lemon juice. Strain if you don’t want any ginger floating around. To serve, I drizzle the bottoms of our mugs with honey. Just a little for me and a lot for Casey. Then in goes the elixir. What I like about it is that you can drink it hot or cold.

You can store it in your fridge for about a week and heat it up whenever you feel like it. Self care. In a mug! Easy Cold Brew Coffee - The Balanced Berry. Let’s get caffeinated, shall we? Though we have had our fair share of April showers, this Seattle spring has also had a few notable days of sunshine and warm temperatures. Let us rejoice. Nothing says “warm weather” like a glass of cold brew iced coffee. For a coffee fanatic like me, it just doesn’t get any better. If you aren’t making your own cold brew coffee concentrate yet, get on it sister. I’m all about mornings and coffee is an important part of my morning ritual. Here’s a step-by-step: 1. I know, it looks like dirt. 2. 3. Easy Cold Brew Coffee Total time Ingredients 1 Cup of Fresh Ground Coffee (coarsely ground works best) 3.5 - 4 Cups of cool, Filtered Water Instructions In a large container with a lid, combine water and coffee grinds.

I get best results when using high-quality coffee beans that I grind right before starting a batch and I highly recommend you do the same. A few other fun ways to use your cold brew: The caffeinated possibilities are endless, my friend. Questions: Mexican Iced Mocha with Chocolate Ice Cubes | The Almond Eater. How the Oven Will Help You Make Even Better Lemonade — Tips from The Kitchn.

It's time to rethink the way you do lemonade. Before you squeeze a bag of lemons for a pitcher of that cool and refreshing drink, I suggest you first turn up the heat. Why You Should Roast Your Lemons for Lemonade The oven isn't exactly an appliance we associate with making lemonade, but it's time we do. The one extra step of halving and roasting the lemons makes for an irresistible twist on this classic drink.

Instead of the tart, sweet sip you're used to with the classic version, time in the oven tames the acidic bite of lemons and draws out their natural sugars, leaving you with a lush, deep flavor that instantly translates to a richer-tasting lemonade. If you let the lemons char a bit, that whisper of smoke shows up in the lemonade as well. Know Your Lemons: What's the Difference Between Meyer Lemons and Regular Lemons? The Simple Way to Make Roasted Lemonade Your Reality Before juicing the lemons, or even making the simple syrup, fire up the oven to 400°F. 8 "Not Coffee" Lattes. Fill Your Mug with These Coffee + Espresso Alternatives.

Looking for a warm mug of something besides coffee or espresso? You have come to the right place! Here are 8 Alternatives to Coffee, aka "Not Coffee" Lattes.. Cozy up to a warm mug ... without the coffee! Why No Coffee? I have no problem with coffee. For me, I eased away from coffee when I started to feel overly jittery, super tired when I missed my morning latte, headache-y after my usual giant latte and my digestion was too acidic-feeling.

And yes, once in a while I still love an espresso latte, but I definitely do not feel like a coffee addict like I once was. I usually stick to matcha for a morning energy-boosting latte. Caffeine. So if you are looking for coffee alternatives, like I was, here are 8 sips to try. 8 "Not Coffee" Lattes 1. 1 cup non-dairy milk, warmed 1/2 cup water, warmed 1 tsp matcha green tea powder (I use ENCHA) sweeten to taste optional: I like to add peppermint extract and vanilla bean Method: Warm the non-dairy milk and water to a 'just under boiling' temperature. 7 Fat-Burning Smoothies To Lose Weight In 8 Weeks. It’s no secret that obesity has become one of the most wide-spread medical conditions worldwide. And while being overweight is typically a result of an unhealthy lifestyle, many factors, such as genetic makeup and disease, can contribute to the condition (1).

Being overweight or obese negatively impacts your health, elevating your risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, arthritis, and some cancers. Although many people may find it daunting, the best way to reverse the condition is by eating a balanced diet and being active. If you’re having trouble getting on track, incorporate the following drinks into your everyday routine. Here’s a list of key ingredients you’ll need for your fat-burning smoothies. Fat-Burning Ingredients: Grapefruit can help reduce appetite and increase satiety if taken before your meal. Ginger kick-starts your metabolism, increases nutrient absorption and prevents common digestive problems . 7 Fat-Burning Smoothie Recipes 1. Ingredients: 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 5-Minute Homemade Protein Shakes — Recipe Templates from The Kitchn. These fresh and vibrant homemade protein shakes (no protein powder necessary!)

Are just the thing to fill you up when you need a quick breakfast on the go, or a boost to get you through the afternoon. Your Homemade Protein Shake Formula Each shake starts with 3/4 cup of liquid and up to 1/3 cup of a main protein source. While there are specific ingredients for these categories noted in the shakes below, it's easy to make a substitution based on your own preferences — swap almond milk for soy milk, or Greek yogurt for silken tofu. From there, each shake will take on its own style and flavor with the addition of fruits, veggies, nuts, and seeds. Liquid + Main Protein + Protein Booster + Fruit + Natural Sweetener Get a Head Start on Your Shakes: How I Freeze Smoothie Ingredients in Individual Serving Bags The Liquid To get your shake started, you'll need to choose a liquid. You can use dairy milk, soy milk, nut milk, coconut milk, coconut water, or any combination of those.

The Protein Serves 1. Carrot Ginger Turmeric Smoothie. Hey friends! How’s your summer going so far? Made any rad travel plans? Crashed a wedding? Danced into the wee hours of the morning? My summer has been pretty grand. So far we’ve gone to wine country, made frequent trips to the farmers market, finished up the content portion of our print cookbook (due out late 2015!)

Let’s do more of that. One of the things I love most about summer mornings is a good, heart pounding workout followed by a seriously nutrient-packed smoothie. I’ve been reaching for green things lately, but was in the mood for a switch-up. Guess what? 7 ingredients Super hydrating Refreshing Vitamin- + Nutrient-packed Bright orange Gorgeous Zingy Naturally Sweet AMAZING Try this smoothie, OK? If you’re into slightly sweet-tart smoothies with a kick from ginger, this is the one for you! Also, does it get more hippie than making your own carrot juice? Ginger // stomach soother, immune booster, infection fighter, anti-inflammatory badass (source) Carrot Ginger Turmeric Smoothie Notes. Banana Bread Smoothie. Banana Bread Smoothie This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almondmilk. Look out, world. In my continued attempt to cut out more refined sugars in my life (with a few indulgent exceptions on occasion), I have been experimenting lately with turning some of my favorite desserts into healthier smoothies.

I know, I know, not totally the same. But actually, many dessert flavor combinations seem to translate well into smoothies, so I’ve been on a roll giving them a try. This week for breakfast at mi casa, I smoothie-fied banana bread, cherry pie, blueberry muffins, chocolate-covered strawberries and confetti cake batter. Stay tuned, because I will definitely be sharing more of these recipes over the summer. For anyone out there who loves a slice of soft, rich, spiced banana bread as much as I do — but maybe not all of those pesky calories and gluten included — this one’s for you.

The ingredients to make it are quite simple. Simply toss them all together in a blender… Ingredients: Carrot Cake Smoothie. Carrot Cake Smoothie Do you eat baby carrots? Do you have an opinion about baby carrots? Up until a month ago, baby carrots were a staple in my fridge and I never thought twice about them. They have been my go-to healthy crunchy snack ever since college, and I regularly toss them in everything from soups to smoothies to my favorite fried rice.

Wrong. Sure enough, a week or so later I was sitting at the kitchen island baby-carrot-snacking away when Kathryne surreptitiously slid an organic, freshly-peeled, non-baby, whole carrot across the counter and said, “Try this.” …the bigger carrot was better. Ugh. No, she was gracious and happy to have converted me to the world of full-sized carrots.

I actually made this smoothie a few times while we were in Austin, and then kept forgetting to share it on the blog. The inspiration behind the recipe was simple: try to make a healthy protein smoothie that satisfied my (never-ending) cravings for carrot cake! Big carrots and all. :) Ingredients: Immunity Boosting Orange Berry Smoothie | Little Leopard Book. Welcome to that post-holiday-winter-cold-season-yuckiness that’s happening right now! It’s going around and it seems like there’s no stopping it… oh, but there is! I started feeling that dreaded cold coming on after New Years so I vowed to stay in and down as many healthy, immunity-boosting beverages as possible! Within 24 hours, I was feeling 100% again! One of my creations during this weekend of hibernation was this Immunity Boosting Orange Berry Smoothie!

Vitamins A, C & K are all packed with antioxidant boosting powers, which is why I packed them all into this smoothie! The smoothie has 34% of your daily value of Vitamin A, 216% of Vitamin C (the powerhouse of immunity boosting vitamins!) And 70% of Vitamin K! It’s also filled with vitamins D, E and B12, as well as iron and calcium!

I added Beaming’s Superfood Smoothie Blend to give this smoothie an extra boost of goodness. Ingredients Add all of the ingredients to a blender. Blend until smooth. Today’s post was sponsored by Beaming. Grapefruit Green Smoothie. I don’t know about you guys, but when I find something I like I generally stick to it. The good thing about that is I get really good at making whatever that thing is. For instance, my favorite green smoothie. On the flip side, staying the course has its downsides as I rarely want to branch out and try something new. We’re about to change that. With a brand new year in front of us, I’m resolving to step out of my comfort zone and try new things.

One thing on my list is try new smoothies. I knew I wanted to incorporate grapefruit since it’s in season and has always been one of my favorites fruits. Not to mention, grapefruit is extra good for you this time of year with plenty of immune-boosting Vitamin C to help ward off colds, lycopene, and free-radical fighting antioxidants. This smoothie is simple, requiring just 5 ingredients and 10 minutes. As far as texture, it’s somewhere between a juice and creamy like a traditional smoothie. I think you guys are going to love this smoothie! Serves: 2. The 10 Ultimate Juice and Smoothie Recipes You Need in Your Life.

Whether you are looking for a detox, a filling breakfast, or just a delicious drinkable recipe we have you covered with this guide for all juice and smoothie occasions. By Annelise McAuliffe Shutterstock: stockcreations We may like ramen more than hunger-inducing juice cleanses, but sometimes a great juice recipe can get you through a day or perk you up after a tough workout. Dive into this quick guide of liquid gems. The Detox Shutterstock: Boiarkina Marina The Juice: Get your body’s junk to the curb with this simple, three-ingredient juice of ginger, lemons, and apples. The Smoothie: This thicker green goddess bring brewed tea into the mix to help with digestion and incorporate antioxidants. The Hangover Cure The Juice: While chasing away a hangover with another drink may be more fun in theory, but here is better option to get you rehydrated and back in the game.

The Sweet Shutterstock: Olha Afanasieva. Watermelons: Natures Keg. Still pumping your watermelons full of rum? What is this, summer camp? It’s time to grow up and start converting your watermelons into kegs. The instructions for the Watermelon Keg come from none other than the National Watermelon Promotion Board—which surprisingly is an actual thing. Essentially you slice off a thin layer from the bottom end, slice open the top, scoop out the meat (or liquefy with booze), and jam a spigot in the front. Materials Instructions Wash the watermelon under cool running water and pat dry.On a cutting board, place the watermelon on its side and cut off 1/4”-1/2” from both ends, being careful not to cut too deep into the white part of the rind.

The Best Lemonade You've Ever Had.