Homemade Almond Milk

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This homemade almond milk is smooth and velvety. It beats store bought in taste and nutrition any day. While store bought almond milk contains ingredients like; INULIN,TRICALCIUM PHOSPHATE, SOY LECITHIN, NATURAL FLAVORS, GELLAN GUM, CARRAGEENAN…and most times is fortified or enriched with vitamins and calcium. This essentially means during the processing it was removed and the nutrient was then added back into the milk. Isolating these nutrients and removing them to just manually insert them back in unfortunately doesn’t work the same as your body absorbing the nutrients from their natural whole food state. Most times your body wont recognise these nutrients the same as if they were in a food source and will not be able to easily absorb or digest it.

By making this easy smooth milk, you arrive at none of these problems. You receive the full benefits of the almonds, made into a milk. Your body can absorb vitamin D, heart healthy fats, vitamin E for skin health, iron and B vitamins from your whole food milk.

This milk is too easy not to try at least once. You’ll be excited to open the fridge and take out your homemade milk for your coffee, hot cereals, egg dishes, smoothies, hot chocolate, or even salad dressings.

ღTina

Homemade Almond Milk
Yields 5
Smooth, velvety homemade milk
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Prep Time
8 hr
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
9 min
Prep Time
8 hr
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
9 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 cups raw almonds
  2. 4 cups filtered water (plus more for soaking the almonds)
  3. 3-6 pitted dates
  4. pinch cinnamon
  5. 1/4 tsp sea/kelp/Himalayan salt
  6. 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  7. 1 milk bag (extremely fine mesh bag)
Instructions
  1. Place the almonds in a bowl and cover with filtered water. Let the almonds soak over night, or you can get away with a couple hours if you need some almond milk stat.
  2. Drain and rinse your almonds and place them in a blender (I do all my blending in my Vita Mix)
  3. Add your water, dates, cinnamon and salt
  4. Blend on high for 60 seconds
  5. Pour the almond mixture into a nut milk bag over a pitcher or bowl and squeeze till the milk is pressed out. Usually takes me 3-5minutes
  6. Pour into a jug or serving container and keep in the fridge. The milk will separate, just twirl and shake it around before you use it.
Notes
  1. Feel free to use other sweeteners like honey, maple syrup or nothing.
  2. If you don't own a milk bag (usually can find them in any health food store) you can experiment with a regular sieve. The milk may not be as smooth, but it tastes just as delicious.
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