Champaign, Ill. (WCIA)

We’re going a little nuts in the CI Kitchen today with guest chef, Anita Dukeman.

Nuts and seeds are high in plant protein, fiber, antioxidants and heart-healthy fats, and we should be eating more of them.

Today, Anita shares how to make your own almond milk. We also prepare an easy-to-make trail mix that’s a great snack when hiking the beautiful trails in Central Illinois or as a grab-n-go breakfast.

Homemade Almond Milk


1 cup raw almonds

4 cups of water

1/4 teaspoon sea salt, divided

2 Medjool dates, pitted

Click HERE for the directions.

Breakfast Trail Mix


1/2 cup raw cashews

1/2 cup raw almonds

1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds (pepitas)

1/4 cup raw pistachios

1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes

2 Tablespoons real maple syrup

3/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1/8 teaspoon of sea salt

1/4 cup dried cranberries

Click HERE for the directions.