Zero Waste Chocolate Almond Milk

Zero Waste Chocolate Almond Milk

Our Almond Milk blog is our most popular blog of all time. I’ve not just made that up to sound fancier than we really are, it’s true, it has had the most views by a LONG way.

I’ve been having a little play around with this recipe, because you all love it so, and my two favourite concoctions have been chocolate and golden milk (recipe coming soon, do not fret)

Our recipe for chocolate almond milk is so great (if I do say so myself) that it can be glugged straight from the bottle, as it is yummy enough to drink solo. Its also super healthy- you know me, I always like to be able to identify EVERY ingredient in anything I ingest.

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My quest to get ZERO junk mail

My quest to get ZERO junk mail

I get a whole loada junk mail.

It feels like now I’ve got adulty things like credit cards, marketers have decided I have an obscene amount of cash (this is entirely untrue!) and want to go on fancy holidays, get another credit card, change my broadband provider to a much more expensive one and just spend spend spend.

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Zero Waste Avocado Toast

Zero Waste Avocado Toast

I’m a millennial, therefore, I love a good avocado toast. However, as I am a millennial, I am also very aware of the farming issues which are currently related to avocado production.

I’ve been in such an ethical pickle with this one that I actually considered not posting this recipe. I then reflected on the reasons why I purchased avocados, and realised that it was because they’re a very bountiful fruit at the market, which I buy in a large quantity, before it goes off to avoid food waste and this blog is all about reducing that kind of waste.

So, after a lot of pondering, I decided I would post this blog, risk feeling like a hypocrite as I am using avocados in my recipe, but also use this as a platform to share the ethical issues which surround the avocado.

As with any super-fruit such as blueberries or, pomegranates, our love for these fruits puts a huge strain on farmers and it is often a lot more profitable for them to swap to this super-fruit. Those which don’t lose out on wages, and those who do have to keep up with what could be a fickle passing trend.

Unfortunately, growing avocados in large quantities to ensure there are enough at our supermarkets and market stalls means that the Mexicans, who are typically farming these crops, have to cut down the rainforest for space, use nasty fertilisers and pesticides to grow the crop. It also takes about 272 litres to grow about 2 or 3 medium avocados!

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Our 10 day Zero Waste Challenge

Our 10 day Zero Waste Challenge

Back in January we ran a 10 day Zero Waste Challenge, which was more successful than either of us imagined! Lots of people joined in and we had great fun seeing our Instagram and Facebook followers getting involved too.

If you want to take the challenge, take a look at the steps below. You can do it any time, at any speed or if you're feeling adventurous you could even do all ten steps at once.

Our friend Chloe took the challenge and had some surprising outcomes....

 

Day one: Bring a bag

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Snoop around a Zero Waste Kitchen

Snoop around a Zero Waste Kitchen

I LOVE cooking from scratch, which means I spend a lot of me evenings in the kitchen.

My kitchen, unsurprisingly, is part of an actual house, which is on one of the main roads in Birmingham. I live near the park and access to the town centre is easy – it's a decent location.

As mentioned before, I live in Birmingham, which is in the top 10 of the worst UK cities for recycling, Since taking on the zero waste lifestyle, I've learnt to focus on what I can do to improve this, rather than blaming waste produced on the city I live in.

So, how has my kitchen changed, since I adopted the zero waste lifestyle?

Zero wasters can seem like aliens from the outside, but as with anything, you can adapt to it in time. Here's what I do to eradicate kitchen waste all together...

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