Cold Soba Noodles
1 Serving

 Ingredients:

¼ c soy sauce (preferably organic or tamari)
1 tablespoon of mirin or honey
8 ounce soba noodles (preferably organic)
½ teaspoon finely grated or minced ginger
½ cucumber (julienne)
Minced green onion
Nori flakes
Optional: grated radish, wasabi, tofu

Directions:
Follow the instructions on the soba noodle package. The noodles come individually divided and each is good for one serving. It also cooks much faster than the other pasta, so keep an eye on it.

Sauce:
In a small bowl, combine, soy sauce, mirin/honey, wasabi (optional), green onion. Rinse the soba noodles in cold or ice water. Place the noodle on a dish and top it with cucumbers and nori flakes and enjoy!

Homemade Almond Milk

Almond milk, along with soy, coconut, and other plant based milk is nutritious, delicious, and cost effective, and it’s super easy to make. So, if you’re into being healthy, saving the planet, and saving money, give this a try.

Cows milk was designed to feed calves and not humans. It’s the main reason why so many people are lactose intolerant and have digestive issues with dairy products. The added hormones, preservatives, as well the inhuman practices are all good reasons to start drinking milk that were meant for us to drink by nature.

I make milk with almost every kind of nut there is with the recipe below. So, choose your favorite nut or soy (there’s black soybean) and drink away.

Ingredients
1 cup raw almonds, preferably organic
2 cups water

Directions:

Place the almonds in a bowl and cover with about an inch of water. Soak them overnight or about 8- 10 hours. The longer the almonds soak, the creamier the almond milk will be.

Drain the almonds and rinse them thoroughly under cool running water. Make sure to discard the soaking water because it contains phytic acid, which inhibits the body’s ability to absorb nutrients.

Place the almonds in the blender and cover with 2 cups of water.
Blend on low for a minute and then on high for two minutes.

Pour the milk over a strainer into a container. Press gently to extract every ounce of almond goodness.

Save the almond meal leftover. It can be eaten with oatmeal, added to smoothies, or baked in muffins or even mixed into pancake batter.

Optional:
Can add a pinch of cinnamon or a sweetener, such as raw honey or organic agave.
You can also top the almond milk with crushed pistachio or other kinds of nuts.
But the almond milk is nutty and tasty on its own. So taste it first before adding anything.
You can store the almond milk in an air right container in the fridge for up to a week.

Enjoy a cup in the morning or throughout the day. It tastes good and it’s even better for you. Love it!

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