Almond Milk Recipe
Good morning gang! I posted on my Instagram stories a few times about making my own almond milk, and I get asked all the time for the recipe, so I am finally getting it up on the blog!
If you check out Pinterest, there are a million different recipes, but all have the same basics which I will share today.
Photo by Marie Photographe
1. Soak the 1 cup of raw almonds in 2 cups of water overnight in the fridge.
2. Drain and rinse the almonds. * This is a new step for me, I found out that the water the almonds were soaking in can contain phytic acid which makes it hard for the body to absorb the nutrients.
3. Combine the almonds and 2 cups of water in blender and blend. I start off slow then work up to the highest setting on the blender, and let it blend for awhile, like a minute and a half or so. The almonds should be broken down almost completely.
4. Strain the almonds using a nut milk bag or cheesecloth. Click here for the nut milk bag I use. Once the almond mixture is in the nut milk bag squeeze and press with your hands to extract as much almond milk as you can.
5. Place that liquid back in the blender and set milk nut bag with almond pulp to the side.
6. Add 2 cups of water to the blender as well as any sweetener you want to use. I have used everything from maple syrup, dates, day syrup, honey. I usually use around two tablespoons of a sweetener.
I also like to add a little vanilla and sometimes cinnamon.
7. Store the milk in a sealed container in the fridge; I use this container here. It will last up to 5 days or so in the fridge.
Rember that almond pulp you put to the side? No need to throw it away, you can use it in your baking! You can literally throw it in to pretty much any recipe, sometimes for a treat!