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Plant Based Milk That Does Not Suck!

If your experience with plant-based milk has not been good, join the club. I personally think they all suck not to mention they are filled with emulsifiers and so on. Whether you are lactose intolerant, decided to go vegan, or are just looking for a tasty alternative to milk, I have the perfect solution for you. And it doesn’t suck!
Let me show you how to put that together!

Plant Base Milk Recipe
1 Cup Cashews
6 Dates
2 Tablespoons Old Fashioned Oats
2 Tablespoons Coconut Powder
1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
Pinch of Sea Salt
3 – 4 cups Filtered Water
(Adjust to your desired thickness)

1. In a bowl add Cashew, Dates, and Oatmeal.
2. Add enough hot water to cover over the Cashew by 1” – 2” and let sit for 10 – 15 minutes.
3. Once the mixture has had time to soften, drain the mixture in a colander and rinse with cold water to rinse any additional starch from the mixture. Also, remove any pits from the dates.
4. Place the drained nuts into a high-speed blender. Add Coconut powder, Vanilla Extract, Salt, and Water. Blend on high speed for 1-2 minutes or until completely creamed.
5. Place in a bottle and store in the refrigerator.
Note: Shake before using as milk will separate.

Breakfast Smoothies with Oats

Start your day with one of these deliciously thick and creamy Oat milk Breakfast Smoothie. It is healthy, delicious, and super quick to make! It will leave you feeling full. The best part is there is no sugar, lots of fiber, and will give you energy throughout the morning.

Calming Blueberry Smoothie

1 Cups Blueberries, Fresh or Frozen

1/2 Ripe Banana

1/2 Cup Liquid, Dairy, Non-Dairy or Coconut Water

1/4 Cup Walnuts

1/4 Cup Oats

3 Medjool Dates, Pitted

1. Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. If a thinner consistency is desired, add more milk.

2. Pour into a cold glass and enjoy!


Apple Goodness Breakfast Protein Shake

8 Ounces Milk, Dairy or Non-Dairy

1/2 Apple, Chopped

1/2 Cup Ice

3 Medjool Dates, seedless

1 Tablespoon Ground Flax Seed

1 Tablespoon Almond Butter

1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

1. In a blender, add all ingredients and blend until smooth. If a thinner consistency is desired, add more milk.

2. Pour into a cold glass and enjoy!

Delicious Coffee Creamer

If you love coffee creamer but hate the chemicals and extra sugar, nothing could be easier than making homemade coffee creamer. With the New Year here and wanting to make healthy changes to our eating habits, homemade creamer is a great place to start.

Homemade Coffee Creamer

2 cups Half & Half

14 oz can Sweetened Condensed Milk

2 Tablespoons Extract Flavoring, Vanilla, Almond, Chocolate, Hazelnut, Peppermint, etc.

1. Place all ingredients in a pourable measuring cup.

2. Once well incorporated, transfer to a storage jar and refrigerate.

3. Will keep in refrigerator for up to two weeks.

4. Add to any hot or cold beverage.

Cozy Holiday Hot Drinks

No other hot beverage reminds us of the warm, cozy feeling of the holidays as hot chocolate does. A good decadent hot chocolate drink is always welcomed on a chilly day, giving us comfort and bringing back happy childhood memories. Keep cozy and warm this holiday season with these ultra-delicious hot chocolate drinks.

Hazelnut Hot Chocolate
Yields: 2

½ cup Hazelnuts, skins removed and chopped
2 cups Whole Milk
2 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
Semi-Sweet Chocolate, grated
Whipped Cream

1. In a saucepan, add chopped hazelnuts and milk over medium low heat. Heat for about 5 minute so that the flavoring of the hazelnuts infuses the milk.
2. Add sugar and cocoa powder and mix to evenly incorporate. Reduce heat to low and allow continuing infusion for about 10 more minutes.
3. Strain the milk from the hazelnuts in a large measuring cup. This will make it easy to pour.
4. Add Hazelnut Hot Chocolate to a mug and garnish with whip cream and shaved chocolate.
Deluxe Hot Chocolate
Yields: 2

1 1/2 cups Whole Milk
2 ounces Semisweet or Bittersweet Chocolate, Chopped
4 teaspoons Light-Brown Sugar
2 teaspoons Dutch-Process Cocoa Powder
1/8 teaspoon Salt

1. In a saucepan, combine milk, chocolate, sugar, cocoa powder, and salt.
2. Heat over medium, whisking frequently, until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth.
3. Add Deluxe Hot Chocolate to a mug and garnish with whip cream and cocoa powder.
Cappuccino Cream Coffee
Yields: 2

1 quarts Whole Milk
1/4 cup Sugar
1/4 cup Espresso
1-2 scoops Vanilla Ice Cream, Softened
Grated Chocolate, optional

1. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar and milk and stir until sugar is dissolved and milk is heated.
2. While milk is heating up, prepare your cup with a scoop or two of ice cream and hot espresso coffee.
3. Once milk is hot, add to cup with espresso and ice cream.

How to Make Hazelnut Hot Chocolate

How to Make Espresso

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