I've been drinking store-bought almond milk for years, and to be honest, I never really had the desire to try making my own because I figured it would be really time consuming and difficult. After all the insta-hype about people making their own, I figured, what the heck, I'll try it. And I'm so glad I did! Not only is it not difficult at all (seriously, it's actually super easy... and turns out Greg Focker was right, you really can milk anything!!), but it's also beyond delicious. The taste of the store-bought brands don't even come anywhere close to comparing to homemade, and they always have extra additives, preservatives, and fillers (sometimes harmful ones like carageenan) to extend the shelf life. Homemade almond milk can be as simple and pure as almonds and filtered water. I added vanilla, sea salt, and cinnamon to mine, and it was incredible... like a decadent milkshake! I seriously can't get enough!
I'm so excited to welcome you to the new and improved Weeknight Bite! I started dreaming up this redesign almost exactly a year ago, and I'm not sure if I've ever anticipated anything more than this. Ok, maybe my wedding day was a more highly anticipated moment in my life. But, I've gotta say, this ranks pretty high up there!
Drinking warm lemon water is one of the easiest (and cheapest) things you can do to up your nutrition game, and it's definitely one of my favorite ways to recover from a little bit over overindulging. I know, it probably seems like it's almost too simple to be true, but this little morning routine has a whole bunch of health benefits.
If you asked me the one thing I swear by to reset after an indulgent weekend or what I do to stay on track each day, I'd definitely say it's my morning smoothies. I start almost every day with a smoothie - it's a great way to get a big dose of protein, fiber, healthy fats, and antioxidants in first thing in the morning, and I love that it keeps me full for hours (seriously!). There's also tons of different flavor combinations you can try out that will keep things interesting, delicious, and satisfying. Even my clients who originally weren't sold on morning smoothies tried out a few different combinations, and now they're totally hooked and loving how they feel on their new smoothie routine.
Have you heard all the hype over Apple Cider Vinegar? The first I had seen of it was about a year ago when my brother would take a "shot" of it every morning, and he got so attached to it, that he even tried to take a whole bottle through airport security once and convince TSA that it was for medical purposes and he may DIE without it!
I thought he was nuts but it definitely peaked my interest, and after reading about all the unbelievable health benefits, I have since been starting my day with a couple teaspoons of ACV. For those of you who are newbies to Apple Cider Vinegar, don't be deterred by the pungent scent and sharp taste . . . just take it like a quick shot and you're good!
So here we go. . . Why you need to start making use of this magical potion ASAP! . . .
July 28th, 2016
December 6, 2016
Lindsay is a Holistic Nutritionist who lives for a great meal, a beautiful farmers market, daily matcha lattes, and homemade chocolate chip cookies. Weeknight Bite is Lindsay's happy place where her nutrition practice, simple recipes, and wellness tips come together to inspire you to live a healthy, balanced life.