Heya friends! Happy long weekend! I'm going to keep this short as you're probably drowning in a sea chocolate or currently mid brunch, but I thought I'd quickly share this recipe for chill out lavender almond milk with you.
Things are getting a little harried around the house these last few days as Adam is finishing up grad school (whoop whoop) and has to pound out 4 papers in the span of the week. I whipped up this calming lavender infused milk to help him relax after spending all day working at school and to help him get a good night sleep. This milk is super rich and creamy (like homo milk), and the combination of a warm cup of milk and calming lavender is just what you need to take the edge off of a stressful day.
WEEKEND LINKS + LOVES
- This week I've been dreaming about Elisabeth's vibrant green soup, Lily's adorable mini crumbles (and book preview!!!!), Renee's raw cheese cakes bits, Sophie's hazelnut latte, and Maya's gorgeous rose truffles.
- Speaking about things being too pretty to eat, these succulent cakes blew my mind! Arg, so good!
- If you ask me, hippy foods never went out of style. But I'm thrilled to see the mainstream appeal of my mama's 70's food. Pass the alfalfa sprouts and mashed yeast, please!
- The psychological effects of baking is something I'm sure most of us have felt, but couldn't put into words until after reading this piece.
- I've been hearing a lot more about eating ancestrally the last few months. Is it time to put down my smoothie and pound down the oatmeal and haggis?
- I've never experienced eating from a elementary school cafeteria, but if I did, I'd want it to be Japanese
- Lately I've been suffering from a bad case of kitten fever, and this IG is surely not helping.
- In good old fashion end of year paper writing style, procrastination around our house is in full swing right now. These last two weeks we plowed through all of S-Town (8/10 stars), Transparent (7/10) as well as Little Big Lies ( a solid 6.5/10). Basically, I'm looking for things to tide me over until this is released. Suggestions are welcome.
CHILL OUT LAVENDER MILK LATTE
I served this milk as a 'steamer' - that is, a caffeine-free steamed milk latte -but try adding some of this milk to your next London fog, chia pudding, or iced coffee. If you find the taste too strong, try thinning it out with a little extra almond milk or water, but to be honest, I found it perfect.
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1 Cup Almonds, soaked overnight
2 Cups Water (you can add more water, but with 2 cups it's super creamy and deluxe)
A Pinch Sea Salt
1/8 tsp. Vanilla Paste or 1/4 tsp. Vanilla Extract
2 Pitted Medjool Dates
1 Scant tsp. Food Grade Dried Lavender Blossoms
- Rinse the almonds and combine them with the water in a high speed blender. Puree until smooth. Pass this mixture through a nut milk bag ( set aside the pulp to make something like this). Return the almond milk to the blender and add the salt, vanilla, dates, and lavender and puree again. Pass the milk through the nut milk bag one more time to remove any bits of grit.
- I continued to blend my milk until it was warmed by the Vitamix, but you could gently heat it on the stove until warmed through.