Who's making milk... it's soo easy I'm serious. My fav is hazelnut milk, I keep a big bag of hazelnuts in the cupboard and always have access to fresh milk within minutes. Way easier than running to the store. This weekend I blended a vanilla bean with the nuts before straining and it was delicious! Vanilla Hazelnut Milk 1 cup hazelnuts 4 cups filtered water 1 vanilla bean stevia to sweeten (optional) Blend all the ingredients, strain through nut milk bag and add stevia to taste. If you need a refresher on how to make milk click here and for an amazing cereal to go with your milk click here. So above are my ingredients and below are the ingredients in a store bought nut milk... just saying. Natural Almond Base (Filtered Water, Almonds) All Natural Evaporated Cane Juice Calcium Carbonate Sea Salt Natural Flavour Locust Bean Gum Sunflower Lecithin Gellan Gum Zinc Gluconate Vitamin A Palmitate Riboflavin Vitamin D2 Vitamin B12.

Photo Cred Lisa I'm posting a quickie today, things are picking up and the goods is getting busy. Big thanks to all our supporters, we love you! Since we're not the only busy ones around here, I wanted to share this quick trick for keeping on top of your health game. We know having a glass of lemon water in the morning can do all kinds of good... see Cat's post for more. But I'm lazy and squeezing a lemon each morning is a bit too much to ask. So this is simple but it didn't occur to me until I saw it go down at Pure Joy Academy, just squeeze 4 to 6 lemons or limes at once, put the juice in a glass bottle and keep it in the fridge for up to a week. Just top up your filtered water each morning with splash of your lemon juice, add a bit of stevia if you like and you're on your way. If you want to get really crazy, lemon juice freezes well so you could go at a whole bushel at once. That's all for today. Signing off.

Photo Cred Lisa Today I'm showing off my early birthday present from my family, oh I just love them and this filtration system. Laugh all you want, but this was the only item on my list this year. Our bodies are made up of somewhere between 60-70% water, if I'm drinking tap water which the city uses chlorine and aluminum to purify that means a percentage of my body water also includes chlorine and aluminum. And while I appreciate the effort Toronto goes to to ensure our water is safe, I feel it's up to me to take it to the next level and filter out everything missed as well as anything added. I know, I KNOW you'd rather not know and go about your business, I get it. Though...it's not that big of a deal to have safe drinking water in your home and this is why I chose the Berkey system. It's made in Canada by Canadians, it's way less expensive longterm than other options, it looks great and filters the heck out of your water. You can use it at home or even take it up to the cottage to filter lake water. Plus the elements last for years! It's a no brainer. Information from the city of Toronto on our water, click here.  

We all know staying hydrated is important, but getting our 8+ glasses of water a day can sometime feel like a chore. Why not infuse your water with aromatic mint leaves to make it more enjoyable. By soaking a few sprigs in filtered water overnight you'll get an extra dose of vitamin c, iron and antioxidants while calming your digestive system. Add a couple drops of stevia for sweet mint water and sip away all day. Mint is easily grown in doors year round, and it's really quite refreshing.