Homemade Almond Milk & Smaller Jeans

Good Morning!  I hope you’re having a great weekend!  We had an action packed Saturday that started with…pancakes!

Dane decided to make up his own recipe and came up with these.

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Coconut Flour & Applesauce Pancakes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 cup blueberries

Directions

Mix all ingredients together and pour into skillet over medium high heat.

These were really good!  Not quite as dense as the pancakes we tried a couple of weeks ago.  We topped ours with a little bit of maple syrup.

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After breakfast we made our weekly trip to the farmers market.  I didn’t take a picture of our entire haul but the strawberries were especially good this week.

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When we got back home, I measured a pound of almonds for homemade almond milk.

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According to the directions I had to soak the almonds in water for 10-12 hours.

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More news on that later.

For lunch, both of us tried buffalo for the first time!

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Dane made burgers topped with onions & mushrooms along with tomatoes and leftover Velvety Butternut Squash.

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I don’t know if it was just the way that Dane made the burgers or if buffalo really tastes different but this lunch was amazing!

After lunch we realized that we needed to go Love Whole Foods for a few things so we ran out again.

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We don’t have a Whole Foods Market near us, so this is the next best thing.  I found some almond butter that didn’t have a bunch of weird ingredients.

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And I had half of this Kombucha.

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Since we were out and about we decided to stop at Ross to look for a pair of jeans because both of us need a smaller size now.  In February, I bought a pair of jeans from Bealls that were size 14 and yesterday I bought a size 10!!!

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They’re a little bit snug but they fit!! Very exciting. Smile  Dane refused to try his on and and the pair he bought still ended up being too big.  Men!  haha

For dinner we had chicken sausage with onions and peppers.

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After dinner, I got ready and went to church with Kim and Kim.

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And then we met up with some friends at the Daytona Cubs game.  It was in the low 60’s but it was extremely windy, so us wussy Floridians were freezing!

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When we got home from the game I drained my almonds and was ready to make my almond milk.  I threw them in my blender with 3 cups of water and hit start!

I don’t have a great blender, it’s your typical $20 deal from the WalMart.  Making smoothies was even challenging if I used ice or frozen fruit but I was determined to make almond milk.

It didn’t take long for me to notice a very strange smell coming from the blender.  I removed the glass from the base and sure enough – it was smoking!!  Bye bye blender.  The good news is, it worked long enough to make the milk.

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The milk went  in the fridge to cool but I did take a little sip and really liked it!  I’m going to make almond meal with the leftover pulp.  I did use a nut milk bag since Kristen recommended it and I can see how that was much easier than trying to use cheesecloth.

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And that was our Saturday.

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How was your Saturday?

 

Can you recommend a decent blender that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg?


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Comments

  1. 1

    Glad you liked the buffalo, my husband and would eat it frequently if we could afford to. If you are able to get a buffalo roast and fix it in the crockpot, they are fabulous also. Congrats on the almond milk and excellent on the new jeans. I love Ross but sadly do not have one anywhere close so I shop there when we are on vacation. What kind of almonds did you use?? Were they just raw almonds?? On the blender situation, we have a Ninja and love it but it was on the pricier side. I think it was @ $100 but it has been worth it. :-)

    • 2

      The buffalo was definitely expensive..it’s not something we’ll be purchasing on a regular basis.

      I did use raw almonds. I will have to look into the Ninja – I’ve heard good things about it and it’s not as expensive as a Vitamix. :)
      Kim recently posted..Homemade Almond Milk & Smaller JeansMy Profile

  2. 3

    Reading with interest about the blender – I have a cheap one and there’s no way I can afford a vitamix or blendtec & have been holding out on choosing one until I found one that could make nut butter. I have some ground almonds could I just soak them in a bag for almond milk ? – can only find sugar added almond milk here.

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    Yippie for smaller jeans!! So happy for you!!
    I was going to recommend a Ninja too. I’ve heard so many good things about it. I used to have a cheap blender and eventually purchased a Cuisinart which I thought was a decent brand. It is ok, but recently I also started to smell smoke when I make a shake with a lot of ice! I think I’ll be getting a Ninja soon!
    Get Fit With Krista recently posted..DietBet & Weight Loss GoalsMy Profile

  4. 7

    I would recommend the ninja too. That’s the one I have and it makes anything perfectly. I make my almond milk the same way and I prefer the nut bag over cheesecloth, it makes it less ‘gritty’ and I will not buy almond milk ever again….I love homemade almond milk! Congrats on the new SMALLER jeans, you look fabulous in them!

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    Matt @ The Athlete's Plate says:

    It’s burger night for me too :)

  6. 11

    Whohoo Size 10! What an amazing NSV! So happy for you. As for a blender, I don’t have one. I actually make everything in my food processor (including smoothies) and by the looks of your posts, you’ve already got one!
    Carrie @ Season It Already! recently posted..SBS: Books, Beauty & BikinisMy Profile

  7. 14

    congrats on the jeans! How cool! Such a great feeling. :)
    Steph recently posted..Gutsy Cooks: Honey Mustard Lemon ChickenMy Profile

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