Simple Homemade Almond Milk

almond milk

 

Directions

  1. Place almonds in a bowl and fill with enough water to cover. Soak overnight. (This will make your almond milk creamier!)
  2. Drain and rinse the almonds.
  3. Place almonds and 3 cups purified water into a commercial blender and secure lid.
  4. Blend for 2 minutes or until desired consistency is reached. (Dates or figs may be blended with the almonds to add sweetness if desired.)
  5. Strain out leftover almond meal using a cheesecloth. A nut milk bag is even more convenient!
  6. Enjoy! (Milk will last in the fridge for up to five days.)

Tip: Save the leftover almond meal and dehydrate in your oven. This can be used as a flour replacement in baked goods.

 

Health Benefits

Almond milk is a perfect replacement for those who are lactose intolerant or have a dairy sensitivity. Making your own is less expensive than store-bought varieties and is free of common additives or thickeners like carrageenan.

Almonds are a great source of vitamin E, which is an antioxidant that contributes to beautiful, younger looking skin. Calcium, magnesium and potassium are also abundant in almonds making this one All-Star ingredient for bone health!

 

Have you ever tried making your own?

 

 

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