Homemade Almond Milk
Never made your own almond milk? Now is the perfect time to try! It's so simple, easy and absolutely delicious. All you need are raw almonds, water and vanilla to make a creamy and flavorful homemade almond milk. Once it's made it's the perfect additive to smoothies, on top of oatmeal, in your coffee or just a cold glass to wash down those late night cookies.
Homemade almond milk has many benefits, most notably that there are no added sugars or preservatives and it's not repeatedly processed, which tends to eliminate some of the nutritious vitamins. Food wise it's always best to get down to the basics while trying to eliminate foods that are overly processed and carry many added ingredients. Simple changes like making your own homemade almond milk allows you to manage the amount of sweetness you want it to be!
How To Make Almond Milk
The almond milk process begins with measuring our your almond to water ratio and soaking them overnight in cool water. There is no need to cover the bowl, just store on the counter of your kitchen. The next morning, the water is drained out and the almonds are added to a high speed blender with more water and vanilla.
After blending the ingredients on high for a few minutes, the mixture is poured through a cheese cloth into a bowl. I find that I get the smoothest consistency after pouring it through the cheese cloth a few times.
1 cup of raw almonds (soaked overnight in cool water)
5 cups of filtered water
1 pinch of sea salt
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1. Add your soaked almonds, filtered water, sea salt and vanilla to a high speed blender and blend for 1-2 minutes.
2. Over a bowl, spread the cheese cloth and begin to slowly pour the blend, occasionally lifting it up to squeeze the liquid out while discarding the excess almonds.
3. Transfer the milk to a jar and keep in the fridge for up to 5 days.