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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.


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


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


I may have mentioned 8 or 9 times already, but I love pastries and exercise. It seemed fitting then, that I should possess a “Keep Calm and Eat a Cupcake” notebook as my fitness journal. I cannot urge you enough to keep some form of journal to track your exercise efforts down. I mean seriously, you won’t see results from your body for a month if not more so you need some motivation to keep you going. I like to think of it as a to-do list that I’ve just completed. After every week I total up all the minutes and see how many hours I’ve spent exercising. You can’t -not- feel good. I used to be able to run 30 minutes no problem. Now I’m back to square one. Why? I lost my journal. I only recently found it and without it – I was helpless. The end of summer is the beginning of a healthy kick. Now that I have a blog, it’s a public journal so now everyone who sees it will know when I give up on my fitness goals.. No pressure.

What a pretty little thing

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