Did you say summer? – Almond milk oatmeal and other detox recipes

Almond milk oatmeal

I know, I’m shameless to show my face around here after over a month of sudden unexplained disappearance, but it was summer! Which means I did nothing productive or worth mentioning for the last month except lounging around, gossiping with friends and eating and drinking. And boy did we eat. And did we drink. And did we not do any physical activity! And now it has all taken it’s toll on me, since on Monday I woke up feeling as if small balls of play doh were running through my veins. But fear not, detox week came to the rescue! And since I can’t cook and share with you anything fancy for my return, I’ll gladly share a couple of my recipes here! (And when I say detox, I don’t mean starve yourself while you drink nothing but cayenne water and pepper, lose 15 pounds in two days and then gain 30 back in one week. Oh no. I don’t do that. What I mean by detox is more in the line of eat insanely healthy and give your body a rest of processing greasy/hard to digest/non-natural foods)

A couple of days of fruit smoothies and juices, (with soy/almond milk) then add oats and nuts and eventually vegetables (about the 4th day) and then gradually move back to your normal diet by eating small portions of fish, rice and goat cheese (since it’s easier to digest). Totally worth doing this, plus, if you’ve got good fruits it’s also delicious! (Like the almond milk oatmeal which is so good it has officially replaced my standard oatmeal) Read more for the recipes.

Almond milk breakfast oatmeal

1 1/2 cups all-natural almond milk
4 tbsp rolled oats
1 tsp agave nectar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 tbsp chia seeds
1 banana

Directions:
Place the almond milk in a small deep saucepan over medium heat. As soon as it simmers add the oats, vanilla and agave nectar and reduce the heat to the minimum. Cook until the oats are tender, about 10 mins, stirring occasionally and keeping an eye over it (The milk might foam and spill over at the beginning) Serve by adding the chia seeds and the banana once off the heat.

Banana oatmeal smoothie

1 banana
1 cup cold soy milk
1 tbsp ground flaxseed
1 tbsp agave nectar
2 tbsp rolled oats

Place the oats in the blender and turn them into a fine powder. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until smooth. You can add ice cubes for a more smoothie less milkshake like effect.

Berry smoothie

1 cup blueberries
1/2 cup strawberries
3/4 cup soy milk
1/2 cup icecubes

Place together in  blender and mix until smooth.

Almond banana matcha smoothie

1 banana
2 tbsp sliced almonds
1 cup soy milk
1 generous tsp matcha powder
1/2 cup ice cubes.

Place in blender and mix until smooth. TIP: don’t add the matcha on top or it will fly around the blender, it’s better if you pour the milk over it.

Feel healthy and enjoy!

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