Homemade Almond Milk for Chia Bowl Challenge Day 5 (Bonus Post)

By now, you have gotten the hang of soaking chia seeds in almond milk to make the base of the chia bowl. Let’s kick this up a notch and try making homemade almond milk to use for the next few days. (For a Banana Nut Chia Bowl recipe, click HERE.)

Why bother when store-bought almond milk is so readily available?

Mainly for taste and texture. Store-bought almond milk doesn’t even get on the same radar screen with almond milk that you make yourself. Beside being richer and creamier than its pasteurized counterpart, you can customize the flavor of your own version and control the level of sweetness. If that isn’t enough, then the lack of preservatives and shelf stabilizers is definitely a plus. And if you’re STILL not convinced, the almond milk you make will contain more healthy fat which is good for hair, skin, nails, the nervous system and cell membranes. PLUS it takes less than 10 min to make (after soaking the nuts).

So since it’s the weekend and your bound to have 10 minutes somewhere, step out of the box and give this a try.  Then after you make it, let me know how fast you converted.

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Angela

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Can chia seeds really do that?

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YASSSS DAHLING! They can, they can! Chia seeds are like that!

Once an 80’s fad used as window sill fillers, paper weights and conversation starters, these little powerhouses have burst on the scene and gone straight to the top of the superfoods lists! The nutritional value of chia seeds (also known to me as the chias) has been well documented, some may even say ad-nauseum. Still, I manage to consistently run into that percentage of the population that remains unaware and even shocked when they hear me talk about the chias as if they were common knowledge.

My bad! I have been known to get caught up in my health bubble at times. So in an effort to acquaint you all with my bffs, I’ll share a little info about them and how I use them to stay healthy. Continue reading

Infused Water Under the Bridge

Did you know that there are some people who don’t like the…taste(?)…of water?

True story. I hear it quite often, actually. “I know that I should drink more water, but I just don’t like the taste.”

Lack of taste may be a more accurate descriptor, but tomato, to-mah-to. As a health coach, I’m happy that they even recognize the need to increase the hydration factor! After all, knowing is half the battle. Especially now, during the summer months, staying well hydrated is more of a challenge than usual due to increased temps outside, increased air circulation inside and of course, the increase in social events that come with their own dehydration temptations, like alcohol. The benefits of staying hydrated are many and include things such as: Continue reading