This first time I used the Vanilla Mylk recipe from Ani Phyo's Ani's Raw Food Kitchen
after the VitaMix action
a half cup of almonds and dates made all this milk. I found the sweet milk bottle on clearance at the food co-op.
So far I've had a glass plain, made pancakes, made hubby's hot cocoa, and been the base for fruit/green smoothies. Speaking of hot chocolate, I don't know if anyone loves it as much as my hubby does in the winter, but I couldn't have him drinking all that high sugary mix
Dr. Weil's recipe calls for:
1 cup milk
2 t.cocoa powder
1 t. sugar
pinch of vanilla powder
I modify ours to make the ratio of cocoa powder higher than double the sugar (for sugar I use a mix of turbinado and org. powdered) I also go heavy on the vanilla powder to add to the sweetness since I'm removing sugar. You could also use agave as your sweetner, but I like to have this in a powder form that he can just mix in easily. We use hot water or almond milk as the base.
Vanilla powder is not cheap, but it does last a long while.
Dinner last night was the end of veggies and greens left from the week.
baby bok choy, kale, romaine, red pepper, carrot, celery, broccoli, sunflower and hemp seeds, raisins, a sprinkle of dulse flakes, tossed in dressing.
to mine I added a Sunshine burger with a blob of Vegenaise, and a sliced Bubbie's pickle. These pickles taste sooooo great and naturally fermented! yum. I got inspired to pick these up after reading this blog post, ( be forwarned you will be totally inspired by this gal, she's like a superhero!!) I had walked by them how many hundreds of times in WF not knowing what I was missing!
Breakfast this morning was leftover Banana Pancakes (with blueberries added) and a big pile of mango. As Averie was talking about recently this is another good way to use up those whole super ripe bananas chilling in your freezer. Also, go check out her gluten free pancake recipe here that's destined to be our breakfast this weekend, looks so yummy!
Have a great rainy day Monday everyone! I'm thinking it may be a good day to get some more painting done...will it ever end? ;) and finish our laundry after having the machines unhooked for 2 weeks!
Thanks for reading.