Raw Food Recipes for Springtime Holidays
Posted on March 08 2014 | (0) Comments
Category:Raw Entertaining and Holidays
Generally, when we talk about “the holidays,” we’re talking about the flurry of special days between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. But springtime has its holiday season, too, with celebrations for Easter, Passover, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and more.
Want to be the most welcome guest at any gathering this Spring? Bring along my Cold Brew Almond Milk Latte as a hostess gift. It’s a welcome addition at brunch and divine served after dinner. Best of all: guests that are watching their cholesterol or that have a lactose intolerance can enjoy it without hesitation.
Cold Brew is Perfect for Raw Food Lovers
I don’t drink a lot of coffee, but when I do, I like mine cold brewed. Cold brewing is a process that’s gotten a lot of attention recently. Cold brew coffee is 70% less acidic than hot-brewed coffee. That makes it an ideal choice for the millions of people who can’t drink coffee because they suffer from acid indigestion.
I like cold brewed coffee because it can be made with minimal equipment:
It’s Extract, Not Coffee
Cold brewed coffee is not exactly coffee. It’s a coffee extract (or syrup) made with coffee and water. It must be diluted before serving. To make my raw food Almond Milk Latte,
- Dilute 4 ounces of cold-brewed coffee with 4 ounces of almond milk.
Other non-dairy milks such as hemp milk may also be used to dilute the extract, or you may simply use water if you like your coffee black.
Special Tip for Extra-Smooth Raw Food Latte
For a totally smooth almond milk latte, strain the mixture of cold brew and almond milk through a mesh nut-milk bag without squeezing the bag. Doing so will get rid of any remaining particles in the almond milk and cold brew.
I hope I’ve gotten you excited about the prospect of the big flavor and low acidity of my new favorite coffee drink.
Get the recipe for my Cold Brew Almond Milk Latte and be the party animal you’ve always wanted to be.
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