Smoothie-A-Day Challenge: Plantiful Smoothies 101

Each year I host a Smoothie-a-Day Challenge, to introduce people to delicious, plant based smoothies. Each week I send participants a new recipe, a corresponding ingredient list for the week and some preparation and nutritional tips. All I ask is that participants commit to trying the new smoothies each day. We share our experiences on the Plantiful Plates Smoothie Challenge Facebook Page and get support and tips from those taking part in the challenge with you!   Continue reading “Smoothie-A-Day Challenge: Plantiful Smoothies 101”

Vanilla Almond Milk

Vanilla Almond Milk

Plantiful Plates Dairy-Milk Alternative

In my plantiful kitchen I make a variety of dairy milk alternatives–almond milk, cashew milk, hemp milk, seed and nut milk, and nut milk blends.   All of these are so easy to make at home and do not include the preservatives, emulsifiers and flavours which are added to store-bought versions.

This recipe is for my go-to milk–Vanilla Almond Milk.  I like to have this on hand for cereal, smoothies, to mix straight with a protein powder or over ice on it’s own.  I think it is a good starter milk for people who haven’t tried homemade almond milk; sweet and creamy–this is a great drink.   You could leave the sweetener out if you want to keep it versatile for savoury uses or just prefer an unsweetened milk. Continue reading “Vanilla Almond Milk”