Today was the day!
With kiddoes off to school, I headed to the beach for a walk. The fresh sea air was exactly what was needed to clear out that wintery feeling.
Last night I was surprisingly organised enough to soak some almonds as I had wanted to make some almond milk. This is something I have tried a few times (inspired by Plastic Free July) and have liked but generally forget to get the almonds on the go the night before.
I followed the steps from here and soaked one cup of almonds overnight.
Soaked on the left
I rinsed the almonds about 12 hours later and added these with 3 cups of water (I find 4 cups too watery) into the blender. With a dash of agave syrup this was blended for about 1 to 2 minutes.
Using a paint straining bag that I bought from the hardware store, I strained out the liquid.
The remaining pulp will be dried and there are numerous recipes out there for how to use the leftover almonds. That's a whole other post.
Almonds milk made!
I'm not a huge fan of the milk on its own but as the base of a smoothie I am sold.
With all of our recent rain, the spinach has gone crazy. Armed with a bunch of the baby leaves, an apple, ice cubes and almonds milk, I was ready for breakfast.
I can feel the wintery brain-fog lifting already.