Homemade Almond Milk

I love almond milk. But you know what I love more? Homemade almond milk.

Sure you can go to your local health food store and pick up a carton. I agree that it’s super convenient and I usually do have an emergency carton of almond milk in my fridge. But once you make your own, the store bought kind just doesn’t compare. Your tastebuds will fall in love with the sweet nutty creaminess of this milk and it’s pretty easy to make. You’ll need a nut milk bag which you can buy at most health food stores or on-line at Upaya Naturals.

AlmondMilk

What you’ll need:

1 cup raw almonds, soaked in water for 4 hours

8 cups of water

4-6 pitted soft dates or 1 tsp vanilla extract or scrapping of vanilla pod

Pinch of cinnamon (optional)

To make the milk:

Drain and rinse the almonds. Transfer to a blender.
Add water and dates.
Process until the almonds are finely ground.
Strain into a bowl through a nut milk bag. Press and squeeze the solids to extract as much liquid as possible.
Pour into a glass jar and chill before serving.

The almond milk will stay fresh for 7 days if stored in a sealed jar in the refrigerator. Add it to smoothies, granola, muesli, coffee, tea or simply have it on it’s own!

Makes approx. 1L

Tip: I keep the almond pulp and use it as a facial scrub and in various recipes.

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Melissa Macchione is passionate about living a holistic lifestyle and empowering others to exceed their nutrition and lifestyle goals. In the past 12 years, she has studied nutrition, fitness and currently is opening herself up to learning mindfulness meditation to deepen her spiritual practice. She holds numerous professional qualifications, including being a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, 2010) STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor, TRX Suspension Trainer, and is soon-to-be a Booty Barre® Instructor.