I usually always post on a Thursday but I wanted to post this Tuesday as it’s a new moon tonight. This is a special time when people naturally become more introverted, perhaps feeling more tired and more like saying at home, relaxing. For women, this is traditionally the time of menstruation and a time of gathering to create a circle of connection. You may like to share a ritual, your intensions and most importantly your love and support for one another.
Here is a delicious milky concoction to embrace our feminine, yin energy; cuddle up and enjoy. You may like to enjoy this alone of share it with your dearest soul sisters. The natural sugars in rose petals are very soothing for the system and are exceptionally pretty to watch bathing in rich, creamy, freshly made almond milk. Drinking this potion is a wonderful opportunity to find the extraordinary in the ordinary.
How to make almond milk:
1 cup Almonds
1 litre Filtered Water
A pinch of Salt (good quality: pink Himalayan or sea salt)
Soak the almonds the night before then the next day drain them and wash the nuts with fresh water until the water runs clean. (Now you’ll realise you should have soaked extra as these delicious nuts are addictive to crunch on!). Put the nuts, water and pinch of salt into a blender and whizz for 30-60 seconds, depending on the power of your blender. Strain the liquid through a nut milk bag and squeeze (as if it were a cow’s udder!). The remaining almond pulp can still be used. I use mine for energy balls, sweet potato brownies, and of course, my Spices Savoury Bread for which I posted the recipe a few weeks ago.
Quantity per person:
1 pinch of Rose Petals
1/2 tsp Vanilla Powder
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Nutmeg
1 cup homemade Almond Milk
Warm all of the contents in a saucepan on the lowest heat possible, allowing it to thicken ever so gently. After about 7-10 minutes, small bubbles will start to appear and at this point, take off the heat and pour into tea cups.
Enjoy this new moon and allow it’s energy to settle and ground you. I’m spending my evening at a yin yoga class then going African dancing with my friends to silence my mind and let my body take charge alongside my goddess warriors – can’t wait!