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
- 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
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!