Dear Conscious Readers,
This is week 7 of the Zero Waste Switch Challenge, and week 2 of my month and a half away from home. I'm having a lot of fun staying at my friends' places, but I can now safely admit that I miss.... my blender!
If you've been following me for a couple months now, you might have already read this article and the recipe I'm gonna share. For those who haven't, I'm just gonna repeat what my friend used to say: "Humans are the only mammals who still drink milk once they've reached adulthood".
For those of you who just joined us. WELCOME! You'll find a recap of the last few weeks' challenges at the end of this email.
ZWswitchallenge #7 - Make your own nut milk
Almond milk is a great alternative to cow's milk and it's so easy to make, you won't regret hauling these milk bottles back from the store.
1 bowl (to soak the almonds in)
1 bottle (to store the almond milk)
1 cup of almonds
5 cups of filtered water
(optional) 1/8 tsp himalayan salt
(optional) Vanilla or 1 date
Soak the almonds in water overnight, at least 12 hours (I sometimes skip this part if I'm in a hurry but it is highly recommended.)
Rinse the almonds.
Put the 1 cup of almonds and 5 cups of water in a blender and blend for 1 minute.
Strain the mixture into a large bowl or pitcher through a cheese cloth.
(optional) Put the mixture back into the blender with vanilla, dates, or any other sweetener and add 1/8 ts salt.
Store in a sealed container in the fridge for up to one week.
This recipe works with all kinds of nuts, and the best part might be that we then makes cookies out of the remaining almond meal.
What's your favorite kind of milk? What do you like to mix it with? Show me your recipes and share them with me with the #ZWswitchallenge.
See you next week!
- Week 1: Switch to a reusable bag
- Week 2: Make your own toothpaste
- Week 3: Bring a cloth napkin everywhere
- Week 4: Make your own non-toxic cleaning products
- Week 5: Bring a mug everywhere
- Week 6: Switch to a menstrual cup/safety razor
If you want to invite your friends, please do so. The more we are, the merrier! Each individual challenge can be achieved on its own, so anyone can enter the challenge at any time, there’s no need to start from the beginning.