I have a thing for mornings, not that I specifically love mornings, excitedly jumping out of bed to start a brand new day or anything crazy, but that I completely appreciate how important those first few minutes of the day are to creating an intention for a grateful, healthy day.
Life isn’t always sunshine and roses, we all have bad days, bad weeks, or even bad years…but by creating a space for healthy beginnings every morning you are opening yourself to welcoming a better day into your life!
Despite the all or nothing attitude that many feel is necessary for leading a healthy life, I share an opposite view. I believe that a healthy life starts and end with grace. The grace to include celebrations and the little things that give us happiness, only done the healthiest way possible.
For me that’s things like coffee to start my day and an occasional glass of wine in the evenings.
I’ve thoroughly explored life without each, doing all the soul searching and research to determine if 2 of my loves can be included in my life without sacrificing my health.
For both, right now, their inclusion outweighs the cons…but that does come with some stipulation. They both must be consumed in moderation with INTENTION and in the highest, healthiest quality available.
Soon, I’ll be sharing how I healthily include wine in my healthy lifestyle but today I’m going to talk about coffee.
The things that we give exceptional value to aren’t things that should be an afterthought. If you are going to CHOOSE to incorporate something into your life, like coffee as a part of your healthy morning routine, it should be included with intention.
If you are hurriedly stopping at your local gas station for dish-water, burned, gross coffee purely for the caffeine fix, that’s not a healthy relationship, that’s just feeding an addiction.
And let’s be really honest with each other, life can easily get overwhelmingly busy. So busy that even the things that we value enough to incorporate into our lives with intention can easily become an afterthought.
With my easy cold brew coffee concentrate recipe with Silk Prebiotic Almond & Cashew Milk, you can rest assured that no matter how hectic your morning becomes you can quickly have a cup of coffee that isn’t an afterthought.
Start with roughly 1 cup of high quality, organic ground coffee in a 1 quart canning jar …
Add filtered water to fill the jar….
Cover with a lid and chill for 24 hours in the fridge.
No need to purchase any fancy cold-brew supplies, just strain it through a coffee filter.
You can enjoy your cold brew, well cold or feel free to heat it up. It’s roughly 4x concentrated but still so smooth and not acidic!
And when you pair homemade cold brew concentrate with Silk® Prebiotics Almond & Cashew Milk, you are also starting your day within an amazing way to keep your gut bacteria happy, while still getting your coffee fix!
Nutrition meets great taste in Silk® Prebiotics Almond & Cashew Milk. This special blend begins with silky smooth Almond milk and creamy Cashew milk. From there, we blend in oats for a wholesome, delicious taste (I think it’s much thicker and more flavorful than other dairy-free milk options) and it’s packed chicory root for 6 grams of prebiotic fiber.
We are all familiar with how beneficial probiotics are as a part of our healthy diets, but did you know that you also need prebiotics too? Prebiotics are beneficial fiber that help feed the good probiotic bacteria in your gut.
Healthy Reasons to Love Silk® Prebiotics Almond & Cashew Milk:
- 6g prebiotic fiber per serving
- 2g sugar per serving
- 50% more calcium than dairy milk
- Free of dairy, soy, lactose, gluten, casein, egg and MSG
- Verified by the Non-GMO Project’s product verification program
- No artificial colors, flavors or funny business
Not only is it so healthy, it’s also totally delicious!
I think it looks pretty cool too, don’t you?
I just love the way the milk slowly mixes with the cold brew over ice.
Ray and I have both been fans of Silk® for the past several years and were so excited to find this Silk® Prebiotics Almond & Cashew Milk along with their other new creations at our local Kroger. He especially LOVES their Chocolate Protein Nutmilk and their Unsweetened Vanilla Cashew Milk is great if you don’t tolerate grains.
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For the Cold Brew Concentrate
- 1 cup ground coffee
- 1 quart canning jar or other 4 cup volume container
- 3+ cups Water, filtered
- Silk® Prebiotics Almond & Cashewmilk
- vanilla monk fruit sweetener
- In a quart jar, combine ground coffee and water.
- Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours.
- Strain. Serve cold or hot. Use as a 4x concentrate.
- Add Silk® Prebiotics Almond & Cashewmilk and sweeten to taste.