Saturday, 24 November 2012

a bit of cooking..

I started writing this blog post on Tuesday, but one thing leads to another and now, on Saturday I am finally posting it. Life is busy busy here at the moment. I am looking forward to Christmas time to sit down and relax on a beach with a beer or something.

I've been doing some pretty amazing healthy cooking here lately. I have been eating and sweating my way down to my goal weight and came to the realisation on Saturday that I have only got 5kg to go before I have reached my goal.

I am absolutely loving the delicious food that I have been creating with my clean eating regime.

Green with envy Pancakes
My own version of this Pumpkin Hummus recipe.

Clean eating for me has meant eating no preservatives, lots of veggies, no bread and limited dairy. I eat around 5-6 times a day depending on hunger and I am finding that eating this way makes me feel so healthy and full of energy. I very rarely eat store-bought or packaged foods unless the ingredients indicate that I could make it myself. I have read so many different websites and blogs that talk about clean eating and a simple google search will give you more information. I follow all of the rules aside from the no alcohol one.

Part of eating "clean" has meant that I have stopped having cow's milk. This has meant no milk in my tea, and no more lattes. It has also meant that I've had to find an alternative to have in my porridge, smoothies and other goodies. So I started having almond milk which I was afraid of to start with but it wasn't really that scary after all. But the price is pretty scary. Coles sells the stuff for around $6 per litre... EEK!!!

The other day I was talking to a man at work who told me to try making almond milk, its not very difficult... and so I have, and its really not. I thought I would share.

You'll need some raw almonds... About 10-18 per person and about a cup of water per person as well.

All you have to do is soak the almonds overnight in the water.

When you want to use them, put them in the blender, and go for it.

And that's it! 

Much cheaper, and tastes MUCH better than the store bought stuff! I used this almond milk in some yummy oats with berries. 

How's your weekend going?
Are you waiting on Christmas for a day off too?
What is your favourite healthy meal?

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