Coconut Hemp Milk & Chocolate Salty Macaroons

by laury on April 21, 2013 · 5 comments

Last week Ella started all of her big girl activities. Ballet, swimming and “school!” Gymnastics started Saturday but Weezy came down with a fever Friday night, probably from all the germs she’s not used to being exposed to. Operation strengthen her immune system was in full effect this week. And I mean that not how I load her up with probiotics, which I still add to her milk, but simply by exposing her to the germs. She was still pretty cranky Sunday but overall she feels better, her fever broke, and we are ready to tackle another week! She did GREAT at “school”—not many tears and when I went to get her she didn’t want to leave! She just wanted to show me all of the toys she plays with and all the things she was doing. It was so sweet and made me feel really great. They were awesome about sending me photos of her in action and updates on her progress. Good stuff.

As you guys know I have been big on hemp milk for Ella. We stopped buying store-bought milks because of the carrageenan, and E didn’t really love plain home made hemp as much as the boxed stuff. I started making cashew-hemp, which has been a huge hit! However, her “school” is nut-free so I had to think of another alternative. Well, I don’t think there could be a healthier combo than coconut-hemp milk, do you?

Coconut Hemp Milk

I may even like this better than the cashew! It’s a close draw for sure! I think this is better all of the benefits of coconut and hemp packed into one glass!

You don’t have to soak this very long, you could probbaly not soak it at all but I found it was creamier when I soaked it. It never hurts!

Coconut Hemp Soaking

The only drawback is you do have to strain it through a nut milk bag or cheese cloth unlike cashew-hemp or either of them alone.

nut milk bag

Quite delicious though.

Coconut Hemp Milks

Of course Weezy prefers her with a little carob powder added to it Winking smile

WeezyMilk

I think I am in need of this upcoming sugar detox just as much as everyone signing up! I’ve been getting more cravings, and also having a little more fun than usual. But I am okay with it. I just need to hit the “reset” button again because I was feeling great for a while and my sweet tooth was in hibernation. I loved how that felt and I know/have lived/studied/taught clients what needs to be done. What I need to do is written out in my 17 page (so far) outline of my detox with all the tricks!

We went to the local dairy farm this weekend for ice cream. Twice. And on Saturday I was just craving something chocolate. I whipped these up in a pinch! I swear, the best recipes come from cravings and what’s available in my kitchen. I know I say that all of the time but it’s true!

Now that I have my dehydrator I am scouring for the recipes in all my raw food cook books that I was never able to make before! I already had some veggies in there and was feeling impatient to dehydrate, but these didn’t even need to be!

salty carob macaroons

Talk Later!

-L

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1 Kristen April 22, 2013 at 9:09 am

Sounds like you guys are starting to really get to have fun with Ella! People ask me if I miss my “baby” who is now 13 months. I never know what to say. On one hand, I do, but at the same time he’s finally beginning to really interact with us and I feel like we can start doing more things with him now that he’s mobile and can understand a little better.

Maybe you’ve done a post on this and I’ve missed it but I was wondering how you feel about intermittent fasting. I’ve been trying to research it. I just can’t decide if it’s a good thing or not.

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2 laury April 24, 2013 at 3:59 pm

Hey Kristen!

I LOVE this age! Ugh! I am telling you it just gets more and more fun! The newborn stage was rough for us. She was so sweet and little back then, I love cuddling her and snuggling all of the time– but I love this point. I think from 8 months on it got really fun and it just gets better! I think she gets cuter and cuter if that is even possible ;-) I am sure you would probably agree about your little one!!!!

Regarding IF: I am intrigued by it for sure. I was always in the camp that skipping meals would majorly screw your hormonal system up. However, I learned to no knock anything anymore because it works for many people. I think if someone had past issues with restriction or ED they probably should not mess with it. However, some of the science makes sense from a traditional standpoint. We are constantly eating where our GI tracts get no rest. On the one hand, it could be good for some people. On the other–there are still many people who I think need to eat 5-6 small meals a day; some who need 2 large meals and a snack, and some who do IF getting all of their calories in a set time. Maybe that doesn’t help but it’s how I feel about it! I have a client who is a doctor who has been doing it and really enjoys and and feels great. Now, many things may make you feel great and first and kick you in the butt later, hopefully this isn’t the case for them but you never know!

Keep me posted I would be interested to see hat else you find out about it and your further thoughts!

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3 Alisa April 22, 2013 at 11:15 am

Cashew makes everything better – I’m with weezy :) Love that she likes carob and just pinned those awesome macaroons!
Alisa recently posted..10 Healthy Vegan Breakfast Cereal Recipes

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4 laury April 24, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Hahaha, she is a smart cookie ;-)

Thanks for pinning, Alisa!!! Always always great to hear from you!

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5 Leigh Anne December 10, 2013 at 11:46 am

Hi– I am trying to find alternatives for milk for my 1 yo daughter. I am leaning towards hemp milk. Thank you for this recipe! I just have a few questions about it. I made it last night, however, you say to soak cashews and coconut but there arent any cashews in the recipe.

What do you do with the left over coconut and hemp after you strain it? Do you always do the coconut blend? What is your opinion for quantities/type of milk blend for my 1 yo?

I dont have a vitamix, just a ninja — do you think I should try to do it in my food processor instead?

Thank you so much for your research and recipes!! You help this mama feed her daugther nutritional food without spending all the time to research it! Leigh Anne

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