Have you ever wondered how to make almond milk? Wonder no more because we have a simple and quick almond milk recipe that is so delicious you won’t want to go back to dairy milk.
Almond milk is a tasty and nutritious alternative to dairy milk. Almond milk is high in protein, as well as many other vitamins and minerals. It is also significantly lower in calories compared to dairy milk. One 8 fl. oz. class of almond milk contains only 70 calories, 22 of which are from fat.
Almond milk is also a proven energy booster because it contains copper, riboflavin and manganese—three energy producing nutrients. Fresh and tasty almond milk is proven to be effective in lowering cholesterol and other risks of heart disease because of its high levels of vitamin E.
Make your own almond milk at home with this easy recipe!
1 C. raw almonds
2 C. water, plus more for soaking
Soak the one cup of almonds in water, uncovered, overnight in order to soften them. The almond milk will be creamier if the almonds are soaked for a longer period of time. Drain the almonds and rinse in cool water. Be careful not to squish the almonds because they will be delicate from soaking.
Next, mix the almonds and the two cups of water in a blender for a few minutes. Pulse if needed. Strain the almonds from the almond meal with a strainer and a few layers of cheese cloth into a bowl or cup. Expect to get about two cups of almond milk.
Taste the milk and add sweetener, such as honey or sugar, if needed or desired. Seal the almond milk in containers and refrigerate for two days. Make sure to shake the almond milk to remix the liquid before serving. Enjoy!
Tip: Don't let the almond meal go to waste! Use it for baking, in smoothies or even in your oatmeal.