Phew…yesterday was a scorcher! Everywhere there were lines for Starbucks Frappucinos and the Slushee machines at 7/11 were used to exhaustion!
But why fill ourselves up with drinks dense in sugar and fat when we can make something equally as refreshing, healthy (and cheaper) at home?
Here is a recipe for those who may wish to try a dairy-free concussion of ice and almonds…yum!
Almond Iced Coffee
-150 g Almond Kernels
-4 Fresh Dates, Pits removed
-2 Ripe Bananas
-1 Tbsp Instant Coffee
-1 Tbsp Pure Honey
-1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
-4 Cups Ice
- Place almonds in a bowl and cover with water. Set aside to soak for 2 hrs. Drain and discard water.
- Place almonds, 2 cups water and dates in a blender. Blend until smooth. Strain through a fine sieve, discarding solids.
- Return almond milk and remaining ingredients to blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into serving glasses. Serve immediately.
Easy as 1,2,3! (literally 🙂 )