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Almond Milk

Posted in Breakfast, drink, Food & Recipes, gluten-free, Health/Nutrition, Paleo, Protein by muddyfootsteps on November 30, 2012

IMG_4759This has to be one of the most convenient recipes that you can start incorporating into your lifestyle, not only for the simplicity and ease on how to make it but also the affordability and health benefits it offers.

The store-bought almond milk (unsweetened vanilla by Blue Diamond) I drink is fairly healthy compared to dairy based milks, however it still contains some unnecessary added ingredients. What better way to fix this problem than by making your own. You know the source of your product, you know what you’re putting into it, and you can adjust the ingredients to suit the flavor profile that you’re after. This almond milk recipe is your baseline. It has just a little bit of sweetness, which I recommend keeping in the recipe, although you can substitute or remove it if you like.

Almond Milk

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups raw almond (*soak overnight)
  • 3 medjool dates
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients into Vitamix or high-powered blender.
  2. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to its high power.
  3. Blend for 40 seconds or until desired consistency.
  4. Pour almond milk into a sieve or nut milk bag to remove the almond pulp.
  5. Pour the liquid into a glass bottle and store in the refrigerator.

*Soaking your nuts, seeds, or any type of legumes will help with the digestion process in your body. Not only will it make the nutrients easier to absorb into your system, but soaking or sprouting activates the enzyme. The more enzymes in your body, the better your body works! Soak them the night before you plan on making your milk so that they are ready to go first thing in the morning.

Now the only thing left to do is to figure out a recipe for the almond pulp. Any ideas out there? I’m thinking of making a raw cookie or energy bar with it. If you know of a recipe, please send it my way or email it to me at muddyfootsteps@yahoo.com I’ll make sure to feature you or your blog with the link!

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  1. voosmans said, on December 1, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Love it, I love making almond milk!! I tried before this recipe http://www.choosingraw.com/vanilla-almond-sugar-cookies-another-creative-use-for-almond-milk-pulp/ they were good in taste, but came out a little dry so maybe a adaption from this one!?

  2. clare said, on March 13, 2013 at 5:16 am

    I LOVE almond milk but i’ve never made my own – may have to try this out! I love adding cinnamon and chia seeds to my milk in the afternoon as a treat


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