PCOS Diet Homemade Almond Milk & Brownies – Yes, I said Brownies!

by Becky Miller on March 1, 2013

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Boy did you luck out this month. March is staying true to it’s promises of ‘luck!’ I am beyond excited to share with you my accidental yet awesome recipes this month. I’m always looking for foods to incorporate into my PCOS diet and for my PCOS treatment and PCOS weight loss. It’s even better when they happen on accident. I believe this time, I’ve discovered the mother of them all. Sustainability is at it’s best here, ladies. That means that you’re getting two products from one. Love it.

Why Make Homemade Almond Milk?

Well, a few reasons.

  • First and most important I’m lactose intolerant and also my digestive system was NOT loving the sunflower lecithin (an emulsifier) and other additives that are found in the Blue Diamond, Silk and even Trader Joe brands of almond milk. Although I do like coconut milk, almond milk has more protein which is always a plus for PCOS.
  • Second on the importance list, it’s super easy.
  • Third, it tastes way more delicious than store bought.
  • Finally, I like anything that is homemade better because I like knowing exactly what goes in my food. There are often additional additives that irritate PCOS that we may not be aware of until we cut them out and start to feel better.

You Can Do It Too, Here’s How!

Ingredients:

1 cup raw almonds

4 cups filtered water

Spices (optional) cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, vanilla

Directions:

1. Soak almonds covered in water for 24-48 hours. I keep them in the refrigerator.

2. In a high-speed blender (vitamix) add soaked almonds and water. Blend until the mixture becomes frothy, about 1 minute.

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3. After blending, use a strainer or cheese cloth to strain the milk into a container.

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4. Save the strained almond pulp and pour the milk into a container. It keeps fresh in the refrigerator for about 1 week. Depending on how well you strain the milk, you will need to stir the milk before use. Here’s your finished product. YUM!

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It Get’s Better. Here Come The Brownies.

The brownies in this recipe are gluten and dairy free. I was able to make them that way by ensuring that my chocolate was raw and contained no gluten or dairy. Gnosis chocolate is a great resource for this.

So hopefully you’ve saved your almond pulp because it’s key to making super moist and delicious brownies.

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I’m so proud of this accidental recipe discovery! I’ve seen lots of gluten free brownie recipes that used a bunch of different types of flours that nobody really stocks their kitchen with. I haven’t seen THIS recipe anywhere…lucky you! These brownies are made with ingredients that typical women have handy and I promise that these little babies will deliver! I suppose you could use store bought almond meal for this recipe, but for this recipe, I used the almond pulp from my almond milk. Talk about sustainability. 

I won’t keep you waiting, here’s the recipe:

Ingredients:

1 cup raw almond meal pulp

8 oz raw gluten and dairy free chocolate nibs or chips

1/2 cup virgin coconut oil

2 eggs

1/4 cup pure maple syrup

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp baking soda

parchment paper

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350. On low heat, slowly melt the chocolate and coconut in a sauce pan. Stir constantly until completed melted.

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2. In a separate bowl, beat eggs completely and add syrup, salt and baking soda, Blend well then add almond pulp and mix together until well blended.

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3. Add the melted chocolate mixture to the egg mixture and combine completely. Pour the mixture into a brownie pan lined with parchment paper and bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

4. Remove from oven when finished baking and let cool on a rack for about 1 hour. This is the finished product. Moist, amazingly delicious brownies that are easy to bake and better for your PCOS! Enjoy, ladies!

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To learn more about PCOS meal plans and PCOS eating, contact Becky. Spring meal plans are available for pre-order now! Get yours for delicious recipes just like this one!

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Jennifer March 8, 2013 at 12:17 AM

Thanks for this!! We’re switching over to almond milk and dh can’t live without his brownies!
Quick question, though — Is that 1/2 cup of virgin coconut oil?

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Becky Miller March 8, 2013 at 3:12 AM

You will love the homemade almond milk. Don’t forget to share your creative spice combinations. Yes, the coconut oil is 1/2 cup. Thanks for checking and enjoy!

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