Home Made Paleo Almond “Yogurt” With Persimmons & Pomegranate

Home Made Paleo Almond Yogurt with Persimmons & Pomegranates. #Paleo #Vegan #Gluten Free #Kosher #almonds #chia seeds #persimmons #pomegranates

I recently read the book “Lean in” by Sheryl Sandberg, current COO of Facebook . In her own words, Sheryl says: ” I wrote this book to encourage women to dream big, forge a path through the obstacles and achieve their full potential”.

Even though I felt the book made reference to women working mainly in large corporations, the lessons can be applied to all women who want to start a business, work for a non profit organization, volunteer or just improve their work situation .

I would like to focus on one chapter of the book, because I really think it applies to all of us. It’s titled: “WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU WEREN’T AFRAID ? ” I would like to encourage you to think about it. In fact, I would like to encourage you to not only think about it, but do something about it as well. How would getting rid of your fears impact your life? How would you feel?  Can you do it? Can you challenge yourself ?

Personally, on a business level, if I weren’t afraid I would overcome my natural shyness and go out there and reach out to successful people, request a meeting and ask for business advice.  Someone once told me that successful people love to help others and see others succeed. Whether that’s true or not, I don’t know. I guess I’ve have to overcome my fears if I want to find out for myself :)

Now it’s your turn: what would you do if you weren’t afraid?

Home Made Paleo Almond Yogurt with Persimmons & Pomegranates. #Paleo #Vegan #Gluten Free #Kosher #almonds #chia seeds #persimmons #pomegranates

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Home Made Paleo Almond "Yogurt" with Persimmons & Pomegranates
 
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Serves: 2 cups
Ingredients
  • 1 cup raw almonds plus 2 cups water
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • ½ cup warm water
  • ¾ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2 tbsp honey or grade B maple syrup
  • 1 tsp all natural vanilla extract
  • Sliced persimmons and pomegranate seeds
Instructions
  1. Soak almonds in water for about 2 hours. Drain and using your hands, rub the skins off
  2. Combine chia seeds and warm water in a small bowl. Set aside. (The chia seeds will form "gel")
  3. Combine soaked, skinless almonds, almond milk, honey or maple syrup and vanilla in the food processor. Pulse a few times until the almonds are broken down. Add chia "gel", and blend until smooth
  4. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight
  5. Top with sliced persimmons and pomegranate seeds (or your favorite fruit) right before serving

Home Made Paleo Almond Yogurt with Persimmons & Pomegranates. #Paleo #Vegan #Gluten Free #Kosher #almonds #chia seeds #persimmons #pomegranates

Home Made Paleo Almond Yogurt with Persimmons & Pomegranates. #Paleo #Vegan #Gluten Free #Kosher #almonds #chia seeds #persimmons #pomegranates

 

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41 Responses to Home Made Paleo Almond “Yogurt” With Persimmons & Pomegranate

  1. ATasteOfMadness January 16, 2014 at 6:05 pm #

    This looks fantastic! I have a pomegranate lying around that needs using. I would love to make this
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  2. Shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com January 17, 2014 at 8:06 am #

    I did not think almond yogurt was possible till I saw this! love the fruit combo!
    Great question to ponder – If I were not afraid, I might take a leap of faith and open a teen center? Or..?
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    • Vicky & Ruth January 19, 2014 at 9:36 am #

      Thank you for sharing Shashi, we wish that one day you will be able to open a teen center. Sending you positive vibes over cyberspace :-)

  3. Yosef - This American Bite January 17, 2014 at 12:43 pm #

    Your bowl is so pretty gives the yogurt such a Middle Eastern flair. Nice touch!
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  4. Melissa {lilmisscakes} January 19, 2014 at 12:18 pm #

    I love the colors here, and I love your bowls and napkins!
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  5. Aimee / Wallflower Girl January 19, 2014 at 12:26 pm #

    Very clever and delicious sounding recipe! And talking about overcoming fear in the way of success is something that’s been on my mind lately. Shyness definitely holds me back a lot, yet I have so many ideas rattling around in my head that I never do anything about! Thanks for the inspiration :-)
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    • Vicky & Ruth January 19, 2014 at 12:40 pm #

      Thank you Aimee, may be this year will be one that we will overcome at least one of our fears!

  6. John@Kitchen Riffs January 19, 2014 at 1:33 pm #

    Gosh, this looks so good! Great pictures, too. Thanks.
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    • Vicky & Ruth January 20, 2014 at 12:40 pm #

      Thanks John! This is quite delicious. And a little addictive too! ;)

  7. Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen January 19, 2014 at 2:07 pm #

    What a beautiful recipe. Had no idea you could do that with almonds. There are so many things I would do if it weren’t for fear. I would love to teach cooking classes or open a food based business. Right now, I mainly have a fear of feeling overwhelmed and pulled in too many directions. I think once my kids go away to college that fear will go away for the most part.
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    • Vicky & Ruth January 20, 2014 at 12:38 pm #

      I think that’s a fear most moms have. I’m sure you’ll get through it. One step at a time :)

  8. Monica January 19, 2014 at 7:55 pm #

    I am really curious about chia seeds. This looks like a lovely, healthy dessert and I am all for those! And thanks for giving me something to think about…
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    • Vicky & Ruth January 20, 2014 at 12:35 pm #

      We absolutely love chia seeds. So many things you can do with them! And they’re little nutrition powerhouses!

  9. Shundara@SavyNaturalista January 19, 2014 at 8:28 pm #

    That’s a good question that I never thought about, to be honest I don’t know what I would do if I wasn’t afraid.. Maybe live again! :) .. Lovely in site from the book I do like to dream big and set goals… I never thought this was yogurt, I thought it was cereal.. I miss persimmon season already lovely colors.. :)
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    • Vicky & Ruth January 20, 2014 at 12:33 pm #

      Thank you! The texture almost resembles cereal, but it’s creamier and definitely nuttier!

  10. Coffee and Crumpets January 20, 2014 at 12:06 am #

    Great looking yogurt! Love the persimmons and mango, so pretty!
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    • Vicky & Ruth January 20, 2014 at 12:31 pm #

      Thank you!! We love to play with different colors and textures :)

  11. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef January 20, 2014 at 6:15 am #

    Thought provoking question. There are so many things I would do that now that I’m pondering I’m wondering why I’ve felt afraid in the first place.

    Your almond yogurt sounds yummy.
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    • Vicky & Ruth January 20, 2014 at 12:30 pm #

      That’s a good question too. Understanding why we’re afraid would definitely help get over the fear!

  12. Jackie @Syrup and Biscuits January 20, 2014 at 8:50 am #

    Beautiful photos! This recipe sounds wonderful.
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  13. Ronnie Fein January 20, 2014 at 10:51 am #

    Sometimes fear, being afraid, is appropriate. It keeps us from doing dangerous, stupid things. On the other hand, being inhibited sometimes keeps us from discovering the world and feeling the great heights and benefits of freedom. I think it comes with age and experience. My daughter was once dangerously ill and we weren’t sure she would make it. After that kind of fear??? I was never afraid of anything ever again. It cured me. I don’t wish that kind of thing on you, but one day you’ll realize there is little to be really afraid of. You go girl!

    • Vicky & Ruth January 20, 2014 at 12:26 pm #

      Sorry to hear about your experience Ronnie, but I’m glad something positive came from it. Working on conquering those fears one day at a time ;)

  14. miranda January 21, 2014 at 7:15 am #

    Would kids eat this??? any experiences anyone?

    • Vicky & Ruth January 23, 2014 at 2:59 pm #

      Hi Miranda,
      My son won’t try anything that resembles yogurt or dairy in general, so I can’t help you there… However, I can tell you this is slightly sweet and nutty. You can add your kids favorite fruits or toppings and give it a try! Let us know :)

  15. Christina January 22, 2014 at 8:45 pm #

    Can I make this in larger batches? How long will it stay in the fridge?

    • Vicky & Ruth January 23, 2014 at 3:15 pm #

      Yes, you can easily double or triple the recipe. It will keep in the refrigerator for about a week. Just make sure you cover it with plastic wrap slightly touching the surface, so it doesn’t dry out. Hope this helps!

  16. Couldn't Be Parve January 23, 2014 at 1:17 am #

    I love that you made your own almond milk for this, I love making “yogurt” with chia seeds.
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    • Vicky & Ruth January 23, 2014 at 3:17 pm #

      Yes, the chia seeds give it a great texture. Besides, everyone knows we’re sort of “obsessed” with them ;)

  17. Mary Frances January 23, 2014 at 9:03 am #

    Sorry it has taken me so long to comment! This is a great post and reminder – that is encouraging, that successful people usually like to help others succeed. If I wasn’t afraid of rejection, I would be more open to asking for help, as well. P.S. I can’t believe this is paleo! You guys are so good in the kitchen!
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    • Vicky & Ruth January 23, 2014 at 3:32 pm #

      Thank you so much!
      I hear you on the asking for help thing. Something I’ve been working on for a long time. Quite a challenge!

  18. jessica // the kosher foodies January 24, 2014 at 11:26 am #

    can we talk about how amazing your dishes are?
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    • Vicky & Ruth January 29, 2014 at 12:53 pm #

      Awwww… You’re gonna make us blush!!! Thank you so much. So glad you’re enjoying them <3

  19. Tamar Genger @joyofkosher January 26, 2014 at 9:00 pm #

    Wow, I can’t believe you made this. Sounds great.
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    • Vicky & Ruth January 29, 2014 at 1:01 pm #

      Thank you so much. When we first tested the recipe, we didn’t get to take pictures because it was all gone before we had the chance! Almonds and honey? Can’t go wrong with that! :)

  20. Sarah Klinkowitz February 2, 2014 at 10:03 am #

    So colorful and healthy as always.

    I, as outgoing and friendly as I am, tend to be shy to ask for something from another person. I am working to overcome that ‘shyness’ and realize I have a right to ask, and the worst that will happen is I hear a no, which is never the end of the world.

    • Vicky & Ruth February 2, 2014 at 1:39 pm #

      You’re absolutely right. Sounds like a lot of us have the same struggles!

  21. Food to Fitness February 3, 2014 at 6:08 am #

    Looks great! Thanks for the recipe.

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