Have you ever had the joy of drinking homemade almond milk? If not, you are in for a treat! And I promise it is SO much easier than you think it is to make homemade almond milk at home.
Plus, the benefits are off the charts.
10 Reasons why drinking homemade Almond Milk will make you more awesome.
- When you soak almonds, you reduce the fat content by half and double the protein content!
- You can control the ingredients and that means NO fillers or preservatives!
- Drinking almond milk can lesson digestion issues.
- It’s naturally anti-inflammatory
- Drinking homemade almond milk in your coffee instead of regular milk can help you loose weight
- HELLO GLOWING SKIN – Homemade almond milk has 50% of your daily Vitamin E needs in one serving!
- Not only do you get 32oz of deliciousness when you make the milk but you also get almond pulp which can be dried and used for this delicious chocolate chip cookie truffle recipe.
- Almonds are the only nut that helps to alkalinize an overly acidic body PH AND can help lower cholesterol
- Cinnamon almond milk will rock your world and enhance your morning brew.
- You can show off your sweet new kitchen skills by bragging about making your OWN almond milk 😉
While making homemade almond milk might seem daunting but it is really quite simple.
First, you’ll want to soak your almonds and dates for a couple of hours or overnight (which is what we do). Then you drain and rinse them.
Next, remove the seeds from the dates and add the nuts, dates, 4 cups of water, dash of salt, cinnamon and vanilla to your Vitamix or other blender and blend, blend, blend!
Once the mixture is smooth you’ll want to pour everything into a nutmilk bag to strain the pulp from the milk. We like this one from Amazon.
Squeeze the bag really good to get all the milk out and then pour the milk into your favorite container and enjoy for up to 5 days! Aren’t these milk jars just the cutest?
SO are you in? Are you ready to make your own almond milk? Please say YES and let us know how it goes!
Homemade Almond Milk
Makes 4 cups
Soak time – 6-12 hours, Active time – 10 minutes
1 cup raw almonds
4 cups filtered or spring water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 medjool dates
1 dash cinnamon (optional)
1 nut milk bag
Soak the almonds and the dates together in a bowl for 6 – 12 hours.
Drain and rinse the almonds and remove the pits from the dates.
In a blender, add the almonds, dates, water, vanilla and cinnamon and blend until smooth.
Strain the almond mixture through a nutmilk bag, cheesecloth or fine mesh strainer into a bowl or pitcher. You’ll need to squeeze the bag quite a bit to get all the milk out.
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