Drinks

  • Cucumber Melon Mint Smoothie - The Clean Gourmet Cucumber Melon Mint Smoothie - Cucumber is actually a melon so, technically, the name is redundant, but no one probably cares.  I love a good theme, and cucumber and cantaloupe fit the melon theme perfectly. I love cantaloupe (like other melons) for smoothies because its mellow sugar and flavor let you still appreciate a good homemade nut milk, while the low acidity makes for a … Read More
  • Pecan Milk…with Warm Mesquite Variation (Latte di Noce Pecan…con Variazione Calda al Mesquite) - Pecan milk has changed my life in a small, yet significant way. I essentially stumbled upon pecan milk this weekend when I was making a Marsala mushroom soup and, rather than using 3/4 cup of half-and-half that the recipe called for, I thought I’d “clean” it up a bit and try it with nut milk. … Read More
  • Peanut Butter Date Protein “Milkshake” (Frullato di Burro d’Arachidi e Banana con Proteina) - This was originally a “smoothie”, but with the lack of berries and solid ingredients, it usually comes out to the consistency of a thick milkshake.  You can, of course, adjust the thickness by adding or reducing the amount of milk.  Also, more yogurt can be used to thicken the consistency if you prefer the smoothie … Read More
  • Creamy Almond Milk (Latte di Mandorle Cremoso) - This nut milk has the consistency of low fat milk.  If you like a thinner consistency, add more water.  If you like it even creamier, add more coconut milk.  The long soaking and blending time also contribute to the creamy, full-bodied texture of the milk.  If you are doing a smaller nut, such as pistachio, … Read More