Naturally Made Raw Almond Milk

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Okay, I couldn’t do a post on Chocolate Chip COOKIES without one on MILK!  Don’t those go hand in hand!?  I think so.

Almond milk is so delicious and so good for you!  It has roughly only  30-40 calories per cup and is full of nutrients, such as calcium (bones, teeth), manganese (activating enzymes in the body), selenium (for immune, reproduction, and metabolism of the thyroid gland) potassium (helps maintain blood pressure) and vitamin E (protects cell membranes by destroying free radicals that can cause damage to them).

I do not strictly drink raw almond milk, however, it is a very special treat!  I love Trader Joes unsweetened almond Milk, and Blue Diamond.  Just like there is nothing like a homegrown tomato, there is nothing like a fresh batch of raw almond milk!

This recipe is so easy to make (can you tell I like easy recipes yet?).

Naturally Made Raw Vanilla Almond Milk

Ingredients

  • 1 c. Raw almonds
  • 2-4 Dates seeded
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 3.5 c Filtered water
  • Pinch of Sea Salt or Pink Himalayan salt
  • A nut milk bag
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Soak almonds in water over night… at least 8 to 12 hours.

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The water will be a little milky color when ready.

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Rinse almonds

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Put all of the ingredients into blender (except the milk bag!)

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BLEND! You do not need a High power blender, such as the Vitamix. I had made almond milk with my old blender as well! I would just soak the almonds longer to make sure they are extra soft! Its worth a try!!

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Place nut milk bag over a bowl and pour the milk mixture into the bag. Let it drain and squeeze out all of the liquid.

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You will have left over almond pulp or almond flour. SAVE THIS!! You can add to pancakes, breads, muffins, etc (recipe coming!)

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Freshly made Almond Milk! Store in an air tight container.  It will last four days in the refrigerator.

Here are some creative ways to add a little flavor to your milk.  Follow the recipe above and add these options to the blender before mixing.

Naturally Made Chocolate Almond milk: Add 2 Tbsp raw cacao nibs or powder

Naturally Made Cinnamon Almond Milk: Add a dash of nutmeg and 1 tsp of cinnamon.

Naturally Made Unsweetened Almond Milk: Omit the dates.

Naturally Made Chai Almond Milk: add 1 tsp of cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon garam masala, and a dash of nutmeg.

I hope you enjoy with some of those homemade cookies! Salute!

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4 thoughts on “Naturally Made Raw Almond Milk

  1. I love homemade almond milk! Did you use a vanilla pod or just extract? This is one of those things where I feel the real vanilla makes a huge difference! Plus, I love seeing the vanilla throughout the milk….ok, I’m thirsty now.

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