Recipe: Homemade Almond Milk
Summary: Making your own almond milk will not only save you money compared to buying store bought, but it will also provide the nutrients, vitamins and minerals that store bought cannot. Once you taste homemade and see how quick and easy it is to make, you’ll never want to go back to the store carton!
- 1 cup raw almonds (soaked overnight)
- 3-4 cups filtered water (use more water for a thinner milk)
- 1 tsp vanilla or 1 vanilla bean
- Soak the almonds in water overnight or for a minimum of 5 hours
- Drain the water and rinse the almonds thoroughly.
- Blend the 3-4 cups of water with the almonds until blended smoothly.
- Poor the milk through a nutmilk bag, strainer or cheese cloth to remove almond pieces.
- You can save the almond pieces for pancakes or other cooking.
The milk will last in the fridge for up to 4 days.
For a sweeter milk, you may substitute 1 cup of coconut water for 1 cup of filtered water. You can mix in dates, cinnamon, nutmeg or stevia for different flavors.
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Do you find yourself worrying that if you give up dairy you will lack in calcium? Are you one of the numerous American’s who have fallen prey to the milk mustache campaign that convinces people that you need to have cow milk in your diet to be healthy? This simply isn’t the case and I suggest you erase that image from your mind and the notion that you can only get the proper amount of calcium from dairy. For more information on this check out what the Harvard School Of Public Health has to say.
Do you struggle with digesting dairy? Do you dislike milk, but crave something to eat on cereal, oatmeal or granola? Do you avoid buying nut milk because it costs too much? Are you looking for another alternative to soy milk?
Do you ever find that you have a craving for a beverage that fills you up in that warm fuzzy kind of way but you’d like it to be healthy?
Cooking and eating with as few ingredients as possible is vital for your long-term success. Involving as many nuts and seeds into that mix is imperative.
Almond Milk has more nutrients than any other diary free milk option.
It contributes to weight loss.
It helps you increase muscle (great for after hard-core workouts).
Almonds are great for your heart - low in sodium, high in potassium.
There is no sugar added (low glycemic).
Almond milk has the following vitamins: