I recently started adding some dried lavender to my homemade almond milk and i really like it! Besides the yummy flavour, lavender is a well known calming flower that has been used for anxiety, insomnia, depression and tummy troubles. If you’re an anxo-type like me lavender may be the perfect addition to your homemade milk! I use this lavender milk on my granola or when i have a hot milk at night time before bed to help send me off to sleep.
This milk has a beautiful, but subtle lavender flavour and definitely makes my milk seem more fancy. I’m always looking for fancy drinks to have because i’m not a coffee drinker. There’s is something special that i feel i’m missing out on by not being able to drink coffee. People grab their daily latte’s at the local, trendy coffee shop in a take away paper cup and for some reason, it’s a routine i wish i could participate in! Maybe if they made lavender latte’s that would zen me out instead of hyping me up, i could part take! Maybe we could start a lavender latte trend?
I have used dried lavender which you can find at your local health food store in the tea section or you could dry your own lavender by tying a bunch of lavender up and hanging it upside down for a week or so until it dries completely. These look really beautiful around the house too and will make everything smell amazing! Any extra dried lavender could be used for a lovely lavender bath, tea, scones or even in your homemade skin products like facial scrubs. So it’s definitely worth having some dried lavender in your pantry!
What other things do you add to your nut milks? I sometimes add lucuma, cacao or maca. I’d love to know any other crazy things you add to your homemade nut milks! Please comment below
Lavender Almond Milk
What you need:
- 1.5 litres filtered water
- 1.5 tsp dried lavender
- 2 dates
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- pinch sea salt
- 1.5 cups soaked almonds
What to do:
Soak your almonds over night in filtered water
Place soaked almonds and the rest of the ingredients into your high speed blender and blend for 45 seconds
Pour the contents of the blender into a large bowl through a nut milk bag
Squeeze milk out of nut milk bag until there is no milk left. it’s almost like milking a cow!
Transfer to sterilised glass bottle and keep in fridge for 4 days