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Homemade Almond Milk from Almond Butter

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Homemade Almond Milk - MamaShire.com

I use almond milk nearly everyday and there are times when I run out, but can’t get to the store right away to get more.  I recently saw a recipe for tahini milk made with water and tahini and thought that it should work with almond butter, too. I usually have almond butter in the fridge or pantry, so this is my new way to make homemade almond milk. It’s incredibly easy to make and doesn’t require any straining or nut bags like you need when making almond milk from almonds.

Just water and sugar-free almond butter and you are all set to make the easiest homemade almond milk. I usually buy Costco’s Kirkland brand sugar-free almond butter or Zinke Orchards.  I’ve listed a few more ingredients in the recipe, like sunflower lecithin, xanthan gum, stevia, or salt, but you can leave those out if you don’t have them on hand. They do add to the overall texture and taste of the almond milk, though.

I’ll probably still buy almond milk, but when I run out or just want to cut back on groceries, I’ll be making it this easy way.

Trim Healthy Mamas this almond milk is low fat and low carb! (FP) For 2 cups: Calories 35, Fat 3 g.

Easy Homemade Almond Milk from Almond Butter
 
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Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 2 cups
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Put water in blender first and then add all the other ingredients. Blend for 1 minute.
  2. Store in glass jar in refrigerator. Shake before using.
Notes
You can make almond milk using only the water and almond butter, but the other ingredients help give it a better texture and taste.

See my Recipe Index for more THM, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Sugar-Free recipes.

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Frosted Lemonade – Dairy Free, Sugar Free

Creamy and refreshing dairy-free, sugar-free mock Chick-Fil-A Frosted Lemonade. Makes 1-quart serving or smaller servings to share. Trim Healthy Mamas (FP)

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Recently our family stopped at a Chick-Fil-A and we were given a free Frosted Lemonade because they had accidentally made an extra one. Funny thing was we couldn’t eat it because of –you guessed it– the dairy. So, when I came across a copycat recipe on Pinterest, I decided to make one that’s dairy and sugar-free.

I have no idea how close it is to the original, but I think it’s yummy, creamy and refreshing! I love using metal straws with my drinks – it makes the drinks feel extra special!

Trim Healthy Mamas this drink is an FP.

Frosted Lemonade
 
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Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 1 quart
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Put lemon juice, almond milk, collagen, stevia, salt, and vanilla in blender. Turn on low for just a few seconds to mix. While blender is on low, slowly add in glucomannan. Blend on low for 30 seconds and turn off. Add in ice cubes and blend on high until ice cubes have been completely blended.

See my Drink Recipe Index for more frosty drinks and different flavors!

Frosted Lemonade | dairy-free, sugar-free, low-carb. Healthy and delicious mock Chick-fil-a Frosted Lemonade. Trim Healthy Mamas (FP)

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Good Girl Moonshine Recipe Roundup

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I’ve been enjoying Good Girl Moonshines for awhile now, but I know that some of you might be struggling a little to like it. So, I thought to help everyone out, I’d put together a Good Girl Moonshine Recipe Roundup of some of the most popular variations for “GGMS” and some tips and tricks to making this a drink that you will love.

This drink has been around for years, its often been called Haymaker’s Punch or Switchel, but Pearl and Serene from Trim Healthy Mamas coined it’s newest name, Good Girl Moonshine. It’s a wonderful all-day sipper that helps keep you hydrated and nourishes your body with it’s healthy ingredients.

This drink is a perfect substitution for sodas! It has a pleasant zing and can keep the “snack attacks” away.

The original recipe Good Girl Moonshine recipe can be found on the Trim Healthy Mama website and you should really take a few minutes and watch Pearl and Serene demonstrate how they make Good Girl Moonshine in this video. They are so fun to watch.

And now for some variations:

Orange Cream Soda GGMS

Orange Cream Soda // Nana’s Little Kitchen

Lime GGMS

Sparkling Lime Good Girl Moonshine // Oil of Joy

Make Ahead GGMS

Make Ahead Good Girl Moonshine // A Dash of Homemade

Hot Mulled Apple Cider

Hot Mulled Apple Cider // Nana’s Little Kitchen

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Raspberry Good Girl Moonshine // MamaShire

Caramel Apple Good Girl Moonshine - THM Sipper - MamaShire

Caramel Apple Good Girl Moonshine // MamaShire

Peach Good Girl Moonshine - Sugar-free, Low-carb

Peach Good Girl Moonshine // MamaShire

Here are a few more:

Ginger Lime Good Girl Moonshine // The Coers Family

Zingy Raspberry Good Girl Moonshine // Oh Sweet Mercy

Strawberry Limeade Good Girl Moonshine // Rashel’s Run

Hawaiian Punch Good Girl Moonshine // Searching for Hidden Treasure

And Amber shows you how to make Mama Dew and Apple Cinnamon versions in this video.

Tips and Tricks for making Good Girl Moonshine:

  • If you aren’t sure if you like the taste of ginger, just put a few shakes of powdered ginger in your drink and then slowly adjust it over time to get up to a teaspoon of it in your drink. Read about the health benefits of ginger here.
  • Use raw apple cider vinegar “with the mother” like Bragg Organic ACV. You should be able to find it in your local grocery store. Since apple cider vinegar is rather tart, start off with the smaller amount and work your way up to get used to it.
  • When drinking apple cider vinegar throughout the day it’s best to use straws. It helps keep the acid from the ACV off of your teeth. Our favorite straws are these metal straws or plastic straws. The metal straws come with a wire cleaner, but for the plastic straws I use this straw cleanerACV can actually whiten your teeth, but should be rinsed off. Read more about the health benefits of ACV here.
  • If you’d like your GGMS to be fizzier you can add carbonated water or sparkling water to your recipe.

You can follow my THM Drinks – Dairy Free Pinterest Board for more THM friendly drinks.

Looking for something more like a shake? Try my Frosted Lemonade or Frosted Strawberry Lemonade.

See my Recipe Index for more THM recipes!

Good Girl Moonshine Recipe Roundup - Sugar Free

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Lemonade Good Girl Moonshine

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You can find the original Trim Healthy Mama Good Girl Moonshine recipe on their website along with several other recipes.

This version of the Good Girl Moonshine adds in some lemon juice for a delightful, healthy lemonade. This is a sipper drink in that it can be sipped on throughout the day. I also have the Strawberry Lemonade version listed in the recipe, but this one should be drank in a shorter time period, due to the carbs in the strawberries. If you prefer to keep it a sipper drink, but still want the strawberry flavor, add a few whole strawberries to the drink.

  • Use raw apple cider vinegar “with the mother” like Bragg Organic ACV. You should be able to find it in your local grocery store. Since apple cider vinegar is rather tart, start off with the smaller amount and work your way up to get used to it.
  • If you aren’t sure if you like the taste of ginger, just put a few shakes of powdered ginger in your drink and then slowly adjust it over time to get up to a teaspoon of it in your drink.
  • When drinking apple cider vinegar throughout the day it’s best to use straws. It helps keep the acid from the ACV off of your teeth. Our favorite straws are these metal straws or plastic straws. The metal straws come with a wire cleaner, but for the plastic straws I use this straw cleaner.  ACV can actually whiten your teeth, but should be rinsed off. You can read more about the health benefits of ACV here.
Lemonade Good Girl Moonshine
 
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Recipe type: Drinks
Ingredients
For Strawberry Lemonade Good Girl Moonshine
  • 2-3 small strawberries
Instructions
  1. Put the apple cider vinegar, ground ginger, lemon juice and stevia in a quart size ball jar and then add desired amount of ice and fill the jar with water. Stir and enjoy.
  2. This is a sipper drink that you can enjoy throughout the day.
Strawberry Lemonade Good Girl Moonshine
  1. Blend strawberries in blender with about 1 cup of water. Add to the above mixture. With the strawberries blended in the drink this adds a small amount of carbs and should not be sipped on throughout the day, but rather enjoyed in a smaller amount of time.
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Raspberry Good Girl Moonshine

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This is the most popular drink I make in our house. If I ask if anyone in my family if they want a Raspberry Good Girl Moonshine, everyone answers with a YES! It is such a refreshing and fun drink and so good for you. However, everyone likes them just a little bit different – maybe a little more apple cider vinegar for one or a little less ginger for another, so I came up with an easy way to make them to everyone’s liking.

Tips and tricks to making Raspberry Good Girl Moonshine:

  • Put a different colored rubberband around each glass and remember who has what color. Don’t forget this step like I did for the above pictures or you might have to taste test each one to see whose is whose.
  • Use raw apple cider vinegar “with the mother” like Bragg Organic ACV. You should be able to find it in your local grocery store.
  • If you aren’t sure if you like the taste of ginger just put a few shakes of powdered ginger in your drink and then slowly adjust it over time to get up to a teaspoon of it in your drink.
  • Put apple cider vinegar, sweetener, and ginger in each jar.
  • Blend 1 tablespoon of raspberries for each person along with a cup of water. Blend until berries are smooth.
  • Pour equal amounts of the blended raspberries into each jar.
  • Top off  each jar with water or water and ice and stir.
  • You can use straws to make them more festive and to keep the apple cider vinegar from getting on your teeth too much. Our favorite straws are metal straws or these plastic straws shown in the picture. The metal straws come with a wire cleaner, but for the plastic straws I use this straw cleaner.
  • If you really want to kick this up a notch you can use carbonated water in place of regular water.

You can find the original Trim Healthy Mama Good Girl Moonshine on their website along with some other THM recipes. Want to learn more about the Trim Healthy Mama? The Trim Healthy Mama Plan Book

Raspberry Good Girl Moonshine
 
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Recipe type: Drinks
Ingredients
Ingredients for one drink:
Instructions
  1. Get out the number of ball jars you will need and put 1-2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in each jar.
  2. Sprinkle a few shakes of ginger in each jar.
  3. Put 1 tablespoon of raspberries per drink in a blender with 1 cup of water. Blend until smooth. Pour evenly into each ball jar.
  4. Add in stevia and stir to combine.
  5. Fill jar with water or water and ice. Stir and enjoy.

See my Recipe Index for more Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Sugar-free, THM recipes and my Good Girl Moonshine Roundup for more recipes ideas.

Want to learn more about Trim Healthy Mama? Be sure to read the Trim Healthy Mama Plan.

Learn more about the health benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar.

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Raspberry Good Girl Moonshine - sugar-free

Eggnog – Dairy Free, Sugar Free

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Easy to make delicious homemade dairy-free eggnog! Perfect for the holidays! Gluten-free, sugar-free, and low-carb. Trim Healthy Mama – S

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I have been wanting a good dairy-free eggnog recipe for a few years now. After trying the cashew milk in my hot chocolate recipe, I thought this might be just the thing for a creamy dairy-free eggnog.

This turned out wonderfully!  To me, eggnog makes the Christmas season more festive!  This eggnog is also sugar free, so enjoy without any guilt.

Tips for making Eggnog – Dairy Free, Sugar Free:

  • Cashew milk works really well in this recipe, it’s so creamy. You could use almond milk, but it won’t be as creamy.
  • Put all the ingredients in the pan before heating it up. Then as you heat it, keep whisking so that the egg whites won’t separate and curdle.
  • The sunflower lecithin is optional. If you like your eggnog warm than it isn’t really necessary, but if you want to chill your eggnog, you will want to add the sunflower lecithin. It will keep the coconut oil from separating and getting hard.
  • Trim Healthy Mamas this is an S.

Eggnog - Dairy Free, Sugar Free
 
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Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 1 serving
Ingredients
  • 1 cup cashew milk
  • ⅓ cup egg whites (carton)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1½ teaspoon Sweet Blend or homemade sweetener*
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon rum extract
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • pinch of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon sunflower lecithin (optional - see note)
  • 1 tablespoon collagen (optional)
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients in a medium saucepan and then turn burner on medium-low heat. Whisk ingredients continuously while warming up. Keep whisking. The eggs could separate and curdle if you don't keep whisking. When it's warm and the coconut oil has melted it's done. Serve warm.
  2. If you add the sunflower lecithin it can also be chilled.
Notes
If you like your eggnog cold, be sure to add the sunflower lecithin. It will keep the coconut oil from separating and getting hard in the refrigerator.

*homemade sweetener - Mix together 1 cup erythritol + 1 teaspoon stevia

 

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Eggnog - Homemade Dairy-Free

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Dreamy Hot Chocolate – Dairy Free, Sugar Free

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Dreamy Hot Chocolate Dairy Free Sugar Free - MamaShire.com

If you’re decorating your home for Christmas or coming in from the cold after making a snowman, this dreamy hot chocolate will warm you up and keep everyone feeling good and festive. It’s the perfect blend of sweetness and creaminess and you won’t miss the dairy or sugar!

Tips for making Dreamy Hot Chocolate:

  • I think cashew milk works best in this recipe, it’s extra creamy, but you could also use almond or coconut milk. The taste and texture may be a little different.
  • I found that THM’s Sweet Blend sweetener worked perfectly and was preferred over our regular stevia that we use. You can use the sweetener of your choice and adjust amounts. This sweetener conversion chart can help you determine the right amounts.
  • If you don’t need this to be sugar free or if you are trying to gain weight replace the Sweet Blend and sunflower lecithin with 2 teaspoons of honey.
  • The sunflower lecithin gives the hot chocolate a creamier feel, but this is optional.
  • Optional add ins: Collagen, grass-fed butter, maca, protein powder. Make your own way with what your body needs!
  • Trim Healthy Mamas this Dreamy Hot Chocolate is an S.

Dreamy Hot Chocolate - Dairy Free, Sugar Free
 
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Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 1 serving
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a medium sauce pan add all ingredients and carefully whisk as you heat it over medium heat to desired temperature.

See my Recipe Index for more Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free, and THM recipes.

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Oolong Rooibos Chai Recipe + Giveaway!

You all have been so wonderful and supportive – it has blown me away at your response to my new blog! As a thank you, I am giving away some of my favorite things over the next four Fridays.

“A Month of Giveaways!”

This week’s Giveaway will be a $50 Gift Card from Amazon!

Let’s face it, sometimes your local stores just don’t carry items that you need or want, like the ingredients for Oolong Rooibos Chai, my version of the Trim Healthy Mama Shrinker drink. That’s where Amazon comes in handy!

Oolong Rooibos Chai Recipe - MamaShire

When I first started following Trim Healthy Mama two years ago, I began drinking their famous “Shrinker” sipper drink and loved it. Although the first time I made it, I put WAY too much cayenne in it. Quick lesson learned, start with a pinch of cayenne and build up to suit your taste.

You can find the Original Shrinker Recipe on the Trim Healthy Mama’s website and facebook page. While the original recipe is easy to make, I wanted something even easier – like super easy!  The addition of a rooibos tea that is already spiced was the answer for me.

Oolong Rooibos Chai Recipe - MamaShire

I enjoy one or two of these everyday. If you plan on having just one of these in a day’s time you can use 4 oolong tea bags, but if planning on more than one a day, use just 2-3 oolong tea bags per drink. You’ll get to enjoy more drink, but not use up so many tea bags.

Oolong Rooibos Chai
 
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Recipe type: Drinks
Ingredients
  • 2-4 oolong tea bags
  • 1 chai rooibos tea bag
  • 1 - 1½ cups of water
  • ½ - 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ teaspoon Now Brand Better Stevia or sweetener of your choice
  • pinch of sea salt
  • pinch of cayenne (can be increased as you like)
  • ice, optional
Instructions
  1. Bring water to a boil. Put tea bags in quart jar. Make sure to keep your paper tags on the tea bags up and over the side of the jar. Holding onto the tags, carefully pour the hot water into the quart jar. (Keep your hand out of the way) Let steep until it cools.
  2. Remove tea bags and add unsweetened almond milk, sweetener, pinch of sea salt, tiny pinch of cayenne, additional water, and ice (if desired) to fill jar. Stir with spoon or straw.
  3. Enjoy!

Oolong tea and rooibos tea both have excellent health promoting qualities. I have included links below for further reading on their health benefits.

Rooibos Tea
Oolong Tea
Oolong Tea at Web MD
Health Benefits of Oolong Tea
Oolong Tea Health Benefits
The Benefits of Oolong Tea
Great article on 15 Ultimate Fat-Burning Foods that include rooibos tea and cayenne!

And now for the Giveaway!

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