All about nut milk!

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Five years ago, I loved milk. I put it in my coffee, cereal and even drank it straight. Although, I could never drink milk on an empty stomach and most of the time, I would become nauseous and in pain after consuming dairy products. Usually, I just ignored these symptoms. I was obsessed with milk, cheese and ice cream and those things were worth a little discomfort (or so I thought!)

 I didn’t realize how negatively dairy was affecting me until I cut it out of my diet completely. Once I stopped consuming dairy products, I felt much less bloated and rarely experienced an upset stomach. My acne cleared up and my skin looked better than it had in 10 years. 

 Even though I gave up dairy products altogether, I didn’t want to deprive myself of the foods I loved. I did some research and discovered nut & plant based “milk”. 

 I began with coconut milk which then expanded to almond and cashew milk. Each plant based milk has a unique flavor and consistency; I like to use them each for different things.

 Coconut milk is great to use in cooking/baking, especially for more savory dishes. It is generally a little thicker than other plant based milks and in my opinion, has the closest flavor to cows milk. I buy unsweetened coconut milk so there is no sweetness to it. I love to use coconut milk when making pesto, nut cheeses or other creamy sauces. 

 Almond milk is a great milk alternative and is one of the more popular nut milks. Many people use almond milk in their coffee but personally, I prefer cashew milk.

 Over the past few months, cashew milk has definitely become my favorite plant based milks. Cashew milk has a delicious creamy flavor and is especially tasty in matcha lattes, coffee and tea. 

 A few weeks ago, I started making my own organic cashew milk and I was so surprised at how easy it was.

 How to make cashew milk:

-Soak cashews overnight (one full mason jar)

-Rinse cashews and blend with water (2-2.5 mason jars of water. Also, feel free to add dates or vanilla to the mix at this point!)

-Strain the mixture using a nut milk bag, gently squeezing out the water

-Once you have separated the pulp, remove it from your nut bag and put it into a separate container (you can use the pulp to make tasty treats later!)

-Rinse the nut milk bag and strain the cashew milk one more time

-Store in an airtight container (I like to use mason jars…obviously ;))

Matcha, Maca & Baobab! Oh my!


For years, I was a huge coffee fan. Ok, I will admit it. I was a coffee addict! I need to drink at least one cup of coffee (with stevia and coconut or cashew milk) and couldn’t start my day without it. I began to notice that it left me feeling jittery and anxious without affecting my energy levels at all.

Scrolling through my Instgram feed, I noticed several of the kickass health superstars I followed were obsessing over matcha! It almost seemed too good to be true, but I was curious. I had been drinking green tea in the mornings for years but it didn’t quite give me to boost I was looking for. Maybe matcha was exactly what I was missing?!?

I stumbled upon the company Organic Burst and fell in love with their commitment to providing the highest quality products.  Their website drew me in and I had to try some of their other products as well! I ordered the Matcha, Maca and Baobab. Read about their benefits below!


Matcha is excellent for helping you to feel alert, focused and calm. Matcha has an amino acid in it called L-Theanine. L-Theanine is basically nature’s Xanax. It promotes relaxation, reduces stress, improves sleep. Unlike xanax, it helps to boosts alertness and concentration instead of leaving you in a fog.

Matcha has so many other amazing benefits. It helps break down stored fat, stabilizes blood sugar levels and keeps your immune system strong. Matcha powder has all of the benefits of green tea in a concentrated form!!


Maca is rich in vitamin B, C and E. Maca is also full of calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium and phosphorus. It great for sustained energy, helping to balance hormones and stabilizing mood. It is also said to help boost libido in men and women and increase fertility.


Baobab is a superfood that I had never heard of before. Baobab energizes and helps you to feel alert. Baobab helps maintain the alkaline balance within your body, boost your immune system and helps electrolyte balance. Baobab works wonders for you skin by supporting collagen formation due to the high levels of vitamin C. It is also a powerful antioxidant.

I have replaced my morning coffee with a “Green Latte” that contains these three amazing superfoods! I have been feeling better than ever! Stay tuned for the recipe & tutorial! Comment below and let me know your experiences with these superfoods or which one you’d like to try most!



Amazing Grass Protein Superfood Review


Amazing Grass Protein Superfood

I have been using Amazing Grass whole food nutritional powders for a little over three years now and I must say, I am in love! My daily go to protein powder is one of their newly redesigned protein powders, Protein Superfood. For those who have never tried Amazing Grass Protein Superfood, I highly recommend giving it a shot!


About three and a half years ago, I was searching for a protein powder to add to smoothies that not only tasted good, but fit my clean eating criteria and left me feeling… well, amazing! Many of the powders I originally tested out left me with an upset stomach, bloated or simply weighed down and sluggish.

I tried a variety of different products and after no success, I realized many of the “healthy” or “clean” protein powders on the market weren’t actually that great. Many of them were not organic, contained added sugars, animal products, artificial colors and flavors, strange chemicals and preservatives.


Amazing Grass Protein Superfood really impressed me with its ingredients list. It is organic, vegan, raw, non-GMO, dairy free, gluten free, has no refined sugar, is cold processed and kosher. 100% diet approved!!


Protein Superfood is made with seven alkalizing greens including wheat grass, barely grass, alfalfa, spirulina, chlorella, broccoli and spinach. The 20g of plant based protein comes from sources such as peas, chia seeds, quinoa and hemp. A mixture of beets, carrots, sweet potato, goji, acai and banana add to the rich vitamin content.


Protein Superfood VS. Amazing Meal

When I couldn’t find my favorite Amazing Meal protein powder on the shelves at my local Whole Foods, I became a little worried and began to do my research. I found that Protein Superfood is the replacement product for their original Amazing Meal Protein Powder. There is a slight improvement in taste and the consistency is smoother and less chalky. This product puts more emphasis on protein content, whereas Amazing Meal was focused on providing your daily vitamin needs along with added probiotics to aid digestion. I did not notice any difference in the way I felt and my body is usually sensitive to any dietary changes.

I have been consistently impressed by all of the Amazing Grass products I have tried. I like to enjoy my Protein Superfood mixed into a green smoothie, recipe soon to come!!


Product Review: Amazing Meal Protein Powder

Product Review: 

Amazing Meal Protein Powder: Original Blend

A little over a year and a half ago, I was searching for a protein powder to add to smoothies that not only tasted good, but was diet approved and didn’t have any negative side effects. Many of the powders I tried out before buying Amazing Meal left me feeling bloated, nauseous or resulted in bad gas, which I think is safe to say that no one wants to experience that.

I tried a variety of different products from Vega, RAW Protein (Garden of Life), RAWR Protein and a few others. Many of the “healthy” or “clean” protein powders on the market had added sugars, animal products, chemicals/preservatives and just didn’t taste that great.

Amazing Meal is Organic, vegan, raw, non GMO, dairy free, gluten free, has no refined sugar, is cold processed and kosher. Diet Approved!! They have added probiotics which are great for balancing the good bacteria in your gut. The vitamins and minerals you get from one serving of amazing meal are almost equivalent to your daily needs.



 Amazing Grass, the makers of Amazing Meal, describe their product on their website as “100% whole food plant based nutrition; including 11+ grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber per serving.”


I add one or two scoops to my green smoothies every morning and I can’t taste a thing! I feel energized and refreshed after drinking my Amazing Meal smoothies.

Before starting my morning smoothie routine, I had trouble eating in the mornings. I never had much of an appetite. Drinking a tasty green smoothie with Amazing Meal Protein Powder has helped train both my stomach and my brain that I need breakfast. Now, I crave them every morning.

My favorite Amazing Meal Smoothie Recipe:

Green Tropical Smoothie:

2 cups of raw spinach (blended with coconut water)

1 cup of frozen Mango

½ fresh Mango

1 large slice of Pineapple (about 2 cups)

1-2 scoops of Amazing Meal

2-3 pitted dates

Chia & Flax

2 cups of Apple Juice


Blend and enjoy your smoothie!!



Ashley’s Organics

Delicious Date Oat Balls (Vegan, Paleo, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, No Refined Sugar)


Date Oat Balls  

7-8 Organic Pitted Dates

2 Tablespoons of Organic Raw Almond Butter

2 Tablespoons of Organic Pure Maple Syrup

In a food processor, blend dates, almond butter and maple syrup together until smooth

Next, by hand, mix in…

1/3 Cup of Organic Rolled Oats  (Add additional oats if the mixture is extra wet/sticky)

1/4 Cup of Organic Cacao Nibs

1/2 scoop of Amazing Meal Protein Powder (optional)


I love to eat these as a snack throughout the day to keep me full (especially with the added protein powder) or as a sweet treat with blueberries, blackberries or strawberries. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do!


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