Peach Lavender Water

For a lady who says she wants to be healthy, I never drink as much water as I should. I like beverages with a flavour so I took a recipe intended to make soda (which I have done and it is amazing), but instead I simply used the combination of peaches and lavender to flavour my water. The result was a refreshing, non-perfumey, drink with a delightful aftertaste.

I have a tiny lavender plant on my windowsill that I keep throughout the year. When I tried this recipe the plant had no flowers so I used the leaves instead. If you use the flowers, use 1 blossoms per 1 cup of water. If you use the leaves, use less as they have a stronger flavour.

INGREDIENTS

– 2 inch sprig  of lavender with leaves

– half of a ripe peach

STEPS

– snip the sprig  of lavender and place in a litre container

– cut half of the ripe peach into 1/2 inch slices and place on top of lavender

– fill the remaining space of the container with water

Refrigerate over night and the next morning.. enjoy!

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DIY Almond Milk

I used to be a milkaholic.. that is, until I tried almond milk. Not only is it absolutely delicious but it is so good for you. For all you lactose fearing – wanna be milk drinkers – this is the answer to your prayers. Personally, I prefer the taste to soy milk. Maybe it’s me but I prefer the slightly nutty flavour. After hearing the disturbances in ladies “cycles” because of soy I also was inclined to test out the almond route.

INGREDIENTS –

  • 4 1/2 cups Raw Almonds  (Pre-soaked in water overnight)
  • 18 Pitted Dates
  • 12 cups of Water
  • 1 tsp of Cinnamon
  • a cheesecloth

STEPS –

After soaking almonds over night, strain and measure half 2 1/4 cups of almonds and place in blender. Add 1/2 tsp of cinnamon, 6 cups of water and 9 pitted dates. Blend. Pour over a cheesecloth into a mixing bowl and allow only the juice to seep through. I did this in two parts only because my blender could not handle the amount of ingredients. Place in a jar (or anything with a seal) and put it in le fridge! ta-da! easy peasy.

This batch makes a little over a quart of almond milk. I had enough to fill up a quart jar (see above) and another tiny jar (not pictured)

This recipe I nabbed from Fitsugar off of pinterest – and ladies, if you do not already have pinterest  I urge you to get on the bandwagon because it’s sites like these that inspire you to become more fit and it has a billion and one recipes. Healthy or not, they are all delicious. It also has a ton of workouts. If you’d like, you can follow my boards at www.pinterest.com/anaprildaisy

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