Thursday, June 2, 2011

Granola and "Milk"

 I've been having fun browsing through Ani Phyo's Raw Food recipe book my mother-in-law gave me. We drink plain almond milk here in our house so I though I'd try making our own nut milk. It's super easy! Just blend 5 cups water, 1/2 cup nuts (like cashews or almonds or brazil nuts), a pinch of sea salt, and a bit of sweetener (I used Stevia).  You can watch Ani make a vanilla-flavored one here with dates as a sweetener. I want to try that next! Sounds tasty!
 You can strain the mixture using a nut milk bag or something similar. But I left the tiny bits of cashew sediment in ours because, when eating it with granola, you don't even notice.
I don't have a recipe for the granola because I just threw it together--- oats, wheat germ, sunflower seeds, walnuts, flax seeds, chopped apples, cinnamon, melted butter, and maple syrup. You can't really go wrong with yummy ingredients like that!!  350 degrees on a foil-lined baking sheet for 20-25 mins (stirring once or twice). Then let it cool and store it in the fridge! Soooooo good!!

Off to try out some more recipes!

Arian : )

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My mom gave me an Ani Phyo cookbook too! I have Ani's Italian Rawzania chilling in the fridge right now.