Almond milk is one of those staples in our house which we can feel good about drinking. We use it primarily for breakfast in our chia pudding and overnight oatmeal, but it is fantastic with a muffin or a gluten free cookie now and again.
Many people use the store bought almond milk in the carton, and while it is a smarter choice for most than buying cows milk, there are still plenty of preservatives and sugars added to that milk! If you are trying to keep your diet clean, and want to try something new, try making your own almond milk. Its a fun project for the kids to get involved in, and you will be doing something good for yourself 🙂
Here are my soaked almonds before they went into the fridge for the night.
This morning, I rinsed them a few times, and dumped them into my Blendtec, and filled the blender with water.
Blended them really well.
Strained them with my nut milk bag, and poured the milk into the jar.
This is the almond meal that is left over.
Soo delish! If your in the mood for a healthier treat, this milk would be excellent with my chocolate chip cookies!
homemade almond milk
- 2 Cups organic, raw almonds
- 6 Cups filtered water
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon raw honey (optional)
||In lidded bowl or large jar, soak almonds in filtered water - just enough to cover all almonds. Let soak overnight, or for several hours |
||Next morning, or after several hours, rinse soaked almonds thouroughly |
||Put almonds in high speed blender, and add plenty of water |
||Blend untill most specs of almonds are very tiny |
||Pour liquid into nut milk bag over large bowl, and squeeze the milk out (my hand hurts by the time I am done, but it is so worth it) |
||Whisk in vanilla and optional honey |
||Store in sealed container for up to three days (our milk is usually devoured before the three days are up) |
(I dehydrate the almond pulp overnight – until completely dry, then use it in various recipes) You can also bake it in a 200 degree oven for 2 hours or until completely dry, then blend in high speed blender to make fine almond flour.
You might also like:
simple overnight oatmeal
chia pudding with goji and blueberries