Basic Nut Milk + "Clean" Vanilla Almond Butter Shake

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If you haven't read the book, Clean Gut, I absolutely recommend it.  This book gives us insight to the root cause of disease vs. the "pill for an ill" mentality.  Included, is a gut repair program to feel better now and avoid disease in the future.  Even if you decide against the Clean Gut Program, there is a wealth of knowledge about your digestive system and how to build an awareness to your body's unique triggers.  I'll be trying it out next week, so you can expect some more info about my personal experience with the program!  Until then, I recommend the book to everyone!

One of the guiding principles in the book is to drink "a shake a day" to keep your health on track.  Recommended in the morning, these shakes include:

  • good saturated fats
  • quality proteins
  • water
  • easily digestible nutrients

As we mentioned in our Juicing 101 post, raw juice is an amazing supplement to a healthy diet, but not a complete meal.  However, these "clean breakfast shakes" can be used as a meal replacement or as part of a "clean" breakfast (we'll go more into what 'clean' meals are, next week).


 Vanilla Almond Butter Shake

CLEAN BREAKFAST SHAKE

Almond Milk, Almond Butter, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Vanilla, Spirulina Powder, Sea Salt & Stevia 

Print Recipe HERE

serves: 2

total Time: 10 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 Cups almond Milk (see below for recipe)
  • 2 Tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 2 heaping Tablespoons almond butter
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons spirulina powder
  • Pinch of Sea Salt
  • Optional: stevia to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Puree all ingredients in a blender until smooth and creamy.  Enjoy!

BENEFITS

  • good saturated fats
  • quality proteins
  • water
  • easily digestible nutrients


Basic Nut Milk

Nuts, Purified Water, Vanilla & Stevia (optional)

Print Recipe HERE

serves: 2

total Time: 5 minutes

(Nuts must be soaked for 3 hrs - overnight prior to recipe)

This recipe is for almond milk, but it works for any nut or seed milk (excluding peanuts).  All NUTS: use raw or dry -roasted, unsalted.  

Use this almond milk for Juice #6 in our 2014 Homemade Juice!! 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup nuts, soaked for 3 hours in purified water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups purified water
  • Optional: stevia to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Purée all ingredients in a high powered blender or Vitamix for about 3 minutes.
  2. Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer or cheesecloth.

BENEFITS

  • Low in fat and calories
  • High in vitamins and minerals
  • Heart healthy
  • No animal by products
  • Great alternative for those who are lactose intolerant or avoiding dairy

STORAGE

  • Refrigerate in airtight container for 3-4 days.

NOTES:

Do not substitute almond milk for breast milk when feeding your infant.  Speak to your doctor before giving almond milk to your infant.

Almond milk isn't safe for consumption by those who suffer a tree nut allergy.


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Resources:  Clean Gut