If someone had told me years ago that today I would be making my own almond milk I would of said “psssh sure yeah, mmmNO”. Well, it’s incredible how with time, we can learn and implement new habits into our lives, even if at the beginning it scares us like..a lot!
The reason why I started making my own, its because of all the extra ingredients there are in one carton of milk,. So this allows me to know exactly my body is getting, and because I LOVE prepping my own things at home!
This is a surprisingly easy recipe to make, and it only takes 2 ingredients, water and almonds, for the plain version.
I use this milk to make lattes or add it into smoothies.
Go ahead, be brave!, and you will be amazed.
Ingredients (makes 3 cups approx.)
1 cup almonds
4 cups water
1 tbsp raw honey or 2 dates (soaked in water and pitted-so they will blend easily)
1 pinch of salt
1 tsp of vanilla extract
soak almonds in water overnight - make sure the water covers the almonds for about 1 inch
next day, drain and rinse the almonds
grab your blender and combine the almonds with the 4 cups of water and the optional ingredients
blend in medium speed for about 3 minutes, you will see the mix turning white
place a strainer and cheese cloth* (optional) over a wide mouth container
press and/or squeeze until the almond pulp is as dry as it can be
save the almond meal or almond “pulp” and find out what you can make with it here
transfer the milk into an air-tight container (i use a big jar) and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
shake before using
*I use a super fine strainer