almond milk

This post is inspired by almond milk, boy crushes, and 90’s radio hits. This is my second version of this post, the one I decided was okay to hit “publish” and share with the internet. It had started out a little awkward before, with lyrics about hearts in blenders (anyone remember Eve 6…anyone?) and words from Blink 182. But for real…

…nobody likes you when you’re 23.

I had exactly zero boyfriends during my 23rd year of life. I met a lot of boys, liked a few, went on some dates, got into some fights. I drank probably more cocktails than I needed to and definitely cared more than it was worth. I turned 24 this weekend, and while that means nothing really significant, it feels big in my brain. I care more about the big stuff and less about the small stuff. Even compared to a year ago, I find myself less hung up on who’s smooching who and more focused on my own happiness.

What I’m really trying to say: if nobody likes me when I’m 24, it’s all good.


Back to that thing I was saying about hearts in blenders…I’ve decided that 24 year olds don’t have time for that. I’m busy trying to get a promotion, to learn, to do really great work. The only thing I’m putting in a blender today is almonds. I’m making homemade almond milk because it makes for a dang good breakfast, and a dang good breakfast is helpful in kicking your day in the butt.


homemade almond milk

1 cup almonds
2 cups water, plus more for soaking
honey and vanilla extract (optional)

Soak almonds in a bowl of water over night. Drain and rinse your almonds before placing them in a blender. Add the water and blend at the highest speed for two minutes. Strain the almond meal from the milk using cheese cloth or a nut-milk bag (available at most Whole Foods Markets or here). Sweeten with honey (agave or sugar will also work) and vanilla if you desire. Store in a jar in the refrigerator for up to two days.

P.S. Save the almond meal! It can be added to smoothies or oatmeal, or makes a great pudding mixed with this.



  1. Kim

    Someone LOVES you already during your 24th year. Count on it every year, my dear. You’ve got this thing.

  2. Betsy

    Gah, this is the greatest post! I love it lots….and you!

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