I have a new obsession: making homemade almond milk. It’s easy, cheap, and doesn’t contain any of the fillers you find in store bought versions.
When I first started my journey to a healthier lifestyle, I was obsessed with reading labels. It became very frustrating trying to find products that didn’t contain tons of weird, unpronounceable ingredients. I quickly learned you just have to do the best you can to choose the product containing the shortest ingredient list with mainly words you recognize.
BUT, then I discovered how easy it is to make homemade versions of certain products. So, I experimented making my own almond milk: it was insanely easy and incredibly delicious. Did I already mention that it is SO EASY?!
Homemade Almond Milk
You can flavor the almond milk to your heart’s desire. Want some chocolate milk? Add some cocoa powder. Want a super food milk? Add in some adaptogens: ashwaghanda, turmeric, maca, the options are endless. ALSO, you can get creative with your choice of nut: cashews and pecans are particularly delicious! You literally can do anything you want. I have played around with both vanilla and almond extract. Both are YUMMY. I don’t typically add sweetener to mine, but you can add dates, maple syrup, honey, or any other preferred LIQUID sweetener. You want to make sure it is a liquid sweetener so it doesn’t make your milk grainy. You can also play around with the amount of water you add, depending on how creamy you want your milk. Since I use mine mainly in coffee, I like mine extra creamy therefore using less water.
First things first, you want to make sure you soak your almonds for at least 4-6 hours (I’ve been known to leave my soaking overnight!) before blending. Soaking neutralizes the hard to digest enzymes, therefore, making it easier on your tummy.
PRO tip: Make sure to squeeze out all excess water once you have poured the almond milk through your nut milk bag (I found mine at Whole Foods). You don’t want to waste any of that precious liquid!
- 1 cup almonds (or nut of choice)
- 3 cups filtered water
- 1 tsp vanilla or almond extract
- pinch of salt
1. Soak nuts for at least 4-6 hours (I normally leave mine overnight) in clean water.
2. Drain and rinse nuts before placing in a high powered blender.
3. Add water, salt, and flavorings.
4. Blend until creamy and frothy (normally 1-2 minutes).
5. Strain mixture through a nut milk bag.
6. Place into a container and store in the refrigerator for up to one week.
*This recipe is easily doubled or tripled!
I hope you enjoy this easy homemade almond milk recipe! Being healthy and conscious of what you are putting in your body doesn’t have to be complicated and expensive.
As always, if you have any questions or comments, I’m here to help!
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