5 Easy Steps to Make Your Own Almond Milk
1.5 cups of raw, unsalted and unroasted nuts (find them in our cooler area)
4 cups of filtered water (or to your liking)
Water for soaking
Sweetener of your choice
Vanilla extract (optional)
Blender, large bowl, nut bag or fine sieve
Almonds are packed with vitamins, minerals, protein and fiber, and are associated with a number of health benefits. The health benefits have been documented for centuries and modern research is backing up many of the claims so there are many goods reasons why you might want to consider including them in your diet. Potential health benefits associated with consuming almonds include lowering cholesterol, and reducing the risk of cancer and heart disease.
Almonds are so versatile and can be eaten as a snack, on your cereal or as a topping for veggies. More so recently almonds have also become more and more popular as a milk product for those looking for vegetarian options or those with lactose intolerance. We agree, almond milk is a delicious and healthy addition to any diet.
Surprisingly enough making your own almond milk is really easy. What better way to ensure that you are feeding your family wholesome goodness than making it yourself! This recipe is for almond milk but you can make milk with any kind of nut or seed with few exceptions. The process is exactly the same.
This milk is super fresh and extra yummy when made by you with love. It’s all good!
1. Soak – soak your raw almonds overnight in enough water to cover them fully. Soak for at least 8 hours or more. Drain the soaking water off.
2. Blend – put the soaked almonds in your blender with the 4 cups of filtered water. You may want to add more or less water depending on your preference. Blend well until the almonds are a pulp like consistency.
3. Sweeten - add the vanilla extract and your favorite type of sweetener such as honey, rice syrup or dates or no sweetener at all if you prefer. Blend well once more.
4. Strain – strain your mixture over a large bowl through your nut bag (we sell them in our shop department). You can use a sieve however there will be some pulp coming through.
5. Serve – pour your almond milk in a clean container and keep in the fridge for 4 to 7 days. Enjoy!