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.
1 cup raw almonds (soaked in water)
3.5 cups filtered water
- 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.
- After the almonds are done soaking, rinse and drain them. Add the soaked almonds and fresh filtered water to the blender.
- Blend on the highest speed for 1 minute or so.
- 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.
- 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!