Makes 4 cups of homemade almond milk
Prep Time: 10 minutes (after initial overnight soaking of almonds)
Since I have gone plant-based, I have been drinking mostly homemade almond milk in place of cow’s milk. It is my favorite of the plant-based milks. I like the flavor and ease of making my own at home. It is very simple to make and a lot less expensive than purchasing the bottled options that are now in every supermarket. Those options often have additives that I would rather not let creep into my temple! Almonds are nutritious as well. They contain essential nutrients including protein. For more information about the health benefits of almonds, check out this article from Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
The only extra you will need to make homemade almond milk that you may not own, is a nut bag. The nut bag is needed to strain out the particles of almond skin that will be present after you blend the nuts up with water.
Use your homemade almond milk in anyway you would use dairy milk. You will not miss cow’s milk in the least. Leave it for what it was intended, baby cows, and go plant-based!
Ingredients Needed for Homemade Almond Milk
- 1 cup organic almonds
- 4 cups filtered water
- 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
- A nut bag to strain the milk after blending, or a fine strainer
How to Prepare Homemade Almond Milk
- Soak almonds in filtered water overnight
- In the morning, drain and rinse the almonds
- Add water and almonds to blender (Vitamix works great here!)
- Blend until smooth
- Using a nut bag or fine strainer, pour almond mild into the nut bag over a large bowl filtering out the bits of skin from the almonds.
- If you are using a strainer, place the strainer over a large bowl and pour the almond milk through the strainer letting it filter into the bowl.
- Add vanilla if using.
- Pour milk into your favorite jug and enjoy in any way you would enjoy dairy milk.
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