Homemade Almond Milk Recipe


September 6, 2014
In 1-Day Renewal, Recipes

photo[3]There are few things that I love more than Almond Milk. I use it as the base of the vast majority of my smoothies, as a substitute for milk in coffee and tea and as the base of many of my homemade ice cream recipes.

The only downside to almond milk is that the vast majority of packaged almond milks sold in stores contain additives.

The good news is that you can easily make almond milk at home. The finished product is richer than store-bought varieties and you have full control over what goes into it. Our new plant protein milks are an awesome alternative as well.

Here’s what you’ll need for this homemade almond milk recipe –

How to make almond milk: Measure out 1 cup of almonds and rinse them in a colander. Soak them in a large bowl with at least 2 cups of water for at least 12 hours overnight. Cover the bowl with a kitchen towel. In the morning, rinse them again in the colander and put them into your high-speed blender. Combine with 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 2.5 cups water and a pinch of salt.

Blend on high until the nuts are fully pulverized. Pour into your nut milk bag over a large bowl or pitcher and gently press out the milk. The pulp will remain in the bag, which you can discard.

What’s great about this recipe is that its super easy to experiment with. You can try spices like cinnamon or nutmeg, a bit of cocoa powder or even some instant espresso for a caffeine boost. If you like your almond sweetened, feel free to sweeten with the sweetener of your choice. I always opt for raw coconut nectar or stevia.

Enjoy!

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Anya is a natural foods industry vet, and was a key member of Suja’s marketing team from 2013-2015. Having struggled with dietary & digestive issues from a young age, Anya adopted a modified paleo diet during college and noticed a huge improvement in her overall health & well-being. She developed an immense passion for whole, unprocessed food and nutrition and is thrilled to be able to merge her passion with her professional career. Anya is a Certified Holistic Health Coach (CHHC) with a degree from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Check out her blog “Anya’s Eats”.