Archive for October 2013

Creamy, fresh and easy to make.

Making almond milk and blender envy

I think almond milk is a great thing, but have you read the ingredient list on a carton of almond milk? I thought making your own almond milk would be hard, but it is so easy and delicious that I won’t be buying it at the store again.

I like my almond milk plain and unsweetened… so I used this basic almond milk recipe.

Ingredients:

1 cup raw almonds (soaked in water)

3.5 cups filtered water

 

Directions:

  1. Soak the cup of raw almonds in water overnight. I put the almonds in a container with a lid and left them in the fridge to soak.
  2. After the almonds are done soaking, rinse and drain them. Add the soaked almonds and fresh filtered water to the blender.
  3. Blend on the highest speed for 1 minute or so.
  4. Using a nut milk bag placed over a large jug/bowl, drain the nut mixture from the blender. Gentle squeeze the nut milk bag to release the milk from the rest of the almond mixture.
  5. Pour the almond milk into a glass bottle. The almond milk can be stored in the fridge for 3-5 days.

Optional add ins - If you prefer your almond milk sweetened or flavored, optional add ins would be: a couple of pitted dates, or a chopped vanilla bean, or 1/4tsp of cinnamon. After the almond milk is filtered through the nut bag, add it back into the blender with any of the add ins and give it a quick and final blend.

Blender envy - I used my friend’s Vitamix blender to make this batch of almond milk. It was fast, a cinch to clean up and the milk was super creamy. I’m hoping my little Oster blender will have similar results.. if not, a Vitamix will be on my Christmas list. Let me know how this goes for everyone and their blenders.

 

So healthy and so easy!