ALMOND MILK

Ingredients

1 cup of raw almonds (soaked)

6 cups water

additions for sweetness:

Dates

Honey/Agave

Vanilla Bean/Essence

Directions

First, you must soak your almonds (boosts the nutritious value) – overnight… or 8-12 hours, change the water once.  When they are done, they should slip easily out of their skins and swollen.  Put 1 cup of raw, soaked almonds in the blender and add 6 cups of filtered water.  GO!

Blend for 1-2 minutes and then let mixture sit for another 1-2 minutes.  Then sieve your mixture into a container (with the help of a nut bag or old t-shirt), collecting the almond pulp and allowing the liquid to collect in the container.  And there you have it, homemade almond milk.   You can keep your almond pulp, dry it out on a low setting in the oven or with the help of a dehydrator and turn it into a number of amazing concoctions (inspiration).

Store almond milk in the fridge.  Drink it on its own, add it to smoothies, use it in baking or as a standard milk substitute!

NOTES:  This is such a pleasure to make and feels like a real accomplishment, and one more thing you don’t need to buy from the store/generate more packaging for.  Hurrah!

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