Almond milk is a delicious and healthy alternative to cow's milk. It's fresh, light, and dairy-fee, which supports those with lactose intolerant or dairy sensitivity. Making your own at home is both fun and more nutritious because it doesn't contain additives, artificial sweeteners, and preservatives that the store-bought almond milk does.
Almond milk is low in calories, and high in vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats. Making it at home is very simple and often money saving. In 10 minutes, you will have fresh almond milk to add to your oats, smoothies, sauces, or simply drink as is.
Plain almond milk has a great rich flavor, but you can use a natural sweetener to give it additional sweetness and flavor. I love mine plain.
You will need
Nut milk bag or cheese cloth
Large bowl or pitcher
1 cup raw almonds (soaked overnight in filtered water and drained)
5 cups filtered water
1/2-1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
2 pitted dates
1-2 teaspoons cinnamon
pinch of sea salt
- Soak almonds overnight in filtered water. Soaking overnight makes them more digestible and increases nutritional value. If you forget to soak them overnight or don't have much time, soaking them for at least an hour is good enough.
- Drain almonds and rinse well.
- Add almonds and water to blender and blend until smooth, about 3-5 minutes.
- Place nut milk bag or cheesecloth in bowl and pour mixture through it. Gently squeeze to strain until all liquid is extracted from solids. Enjoy!