Although, come to think of it, there's not much effort involved.
The most time-consuming part of the project is making almond milk. I'm pretty sure the hunter-gatherers didn't have blenders. Or refrigeratos. I'm not sure how they would have actually produced and stored almond milk, but it seems to me that modern paleo eaters squeeze in quite a few items that weren't around when cavewomen were trying to feed their families.
At any rate, if you're interested, here's how Martha Stewart makes almond milk:
HOMEMADE ALMOND MILK1 cup whole raw almonds
4 cups water, divided
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Place almonds in a blander. Bring 1 cup water to a boil; pour over almonds. Let stand 30 minutes. Add remaining 3 cups water and vanilla; blend until frothy. Pour through a fine sieve into a bowl and discard solids. Almond milk can be stored in refrigerator up to 5 days. Shake before serving. Makes 3-1/2 cups.
To make the frappé, simply combine 2 tablespoons almond butter, 1 cup almond milk, 1 tablespoon honey and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon in a blender. Pour over ice to serve.This is not your yummy coffee-shop thick, creamy frappé. Mine was watery, needed more cinnamon and was generally a waste of two tablespoons of almond butter. But I tried it. I can't think of any reason for someone eating paleo to NEED almond milk. Maybe to make paleo muffins? I certainly can't think of any use for the remaining 2-1/2 cups of milk in my refrigerator.
I was surprised at how much this product looks and tastes like commercial almond milk. If you'd like to pour a more natural almond milk product over your muesli, this is definitely a good solution.
Walked and worked yesterday, will do so again today. Bacon and eggs for breakfast. Something as yet undetermined for lunch. Tomato and meat sauce over spaghetti squash for dinner. Looks like it's going to be cool and sunny most of the day. I'm hoping it dries up enough to get the lawn mowed tomorrow and maybe, maybe throw some seeds in the garden. Or clean up the herb bed. OR BOTH.
The patio tomatoes have been planted – a red cherry and a yellow pear – but I am way behind on everything else in the big garden. Oh, well, as my friend said yesterday, "You've always been sorry you didn't plant a late garden." Love her attitude.