Besides drinking more refreshing and no-sugar beverages I try to be more active and create a healthy life style. I started climbing in December and it’s been a blast. I never had this one sport I enjoyed regularly. I did some fitness courses and skiing in winter but nothing I could do all year round. Did you find a sport that you enjoy all year?
The best part is that I can do it with my boyfriend and indoor as well as outdoor. Hours fly by and suddenly you feel hungry and thirsty and look at the watch and three hours have just passed. For this ocassion (and also because I wanted to try homemade almond milk) I made this healthy chocolate almond milk smoothie.
All you need is:
– 200 g almonds
– 4 cups of water
– 1 Tbsp honey
– 1 banana
– 1 Tbsp cacao powder
Put the almonds in a bowl and cover them with 2 cups of water. Let them soak over night. Rinse them the next day and wash them with plenty of cold water.
Put the almonds with 2 cups of fresh water in a blender and mix for 5 mins until it turns into a smooth consistency.
In the picture on top you see the freshly blend almonds. Now you need to sieve it through a cheese cloth or a fine sieve. Make sure to get all the juices out. You can use the left-over almond meal in another recipe.
Now wash the blender, add the almond milk, banana and cacao powder and blend for a moment. Voilá!
This mixture will make about 340 ml of almond milk and half a liter of finished chocolate almond smoothie.
It’s the perfect after-sports drink for hot summer days. The banana, cacao and almonds provide you with Magnesium and Calcium to recover faster.
This chocolate and almond smoothie is actually quite filling and it’s like a drinkable healthy dessert and what’s not to love about that.
Did you ever make almond milk yourself? What’s your experience? Any recipes you’d like to share?
Now. Carry on!