Know Where Your Food Comes From

Photo by: Peter Constantinople

Photo by: Peter Constantinople

I recently started making my own, homemade almond milk. Guys, it really is SO easy, so enlightening, and honestly, so much fun!! For quite a while now, I’ve been a pretty conscious, mindful eater, but making my own almond milk from scratch has brought me another layer deeper into the awareness and appreciation I have behind the food I buy and consume. It has personally given me a greater understanding of the process necessary to get the almond milk from the almond on the tree, to the milk in the carton in my fridge. Understanding this about almond milk, has opened up a space in my consciousness to further consider and contemplate all other foods and beverages I consume, what the journey was like for them to arrive in my home, and where exactly the journey started.

I am by no means writing this to sway you to purchase certain foods or eat a certain way, but I do intend to encourage you, too, to become more knowledgeable and aware of where your food comes from, what’s in it, and the journey it took to get to your kitchen. Once you attain this knowledge, what exactly you decide to do is up to you. I think more important than eating any specific diet, is to eat mindfully with honor and respect to your food and where it came from.

P.S. If you’re interested in making your own almond milk at home, too, check out the easy recipe I use, below - 

  1. Soak 1 cup of raw, organic almonds in 3 1/2 cups of water in blender overnight
  2. Wake up, blend on high for a couple of minutes until milk looks creamy
  3. Place nut milk bag or mesh strainer over glass jar and slowly pour milk through
  4. Store in fridge for 3-5 days, shake well before each use

Xo Caitlin