Homemade almond milk is the best thing I have discovered in a long time.
Since reading an article claiming that all almonds that come from the US are pasteurized and go through either a gassing process( using chemicles) or a steaming process (where they lose a lot of nutrients ) I have been concerned. I eat a lot of almonds.. I use almond milk and I use almonds in my oatmeal and salads every day.
After some research I discovered that organic non pasteurized almonds from Spain have not gone through these processes. You can usually find them at a health food store in the fridge.
So in order to know where the almonds are coming from that are used in my almond milk I decided it was time to make it myself. I heard it wasn’t hard so why not give it a try.
Turns out it is super easy and I feel great knowing our milk is coming from the best almonds available to us and that the milk I’m feeding my family has NO preservatives. Win win!!
There are a few recipes out there and don’t be scared to experiment.
1 cup of almonds
4 cups filters water
2 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp organic maple syrup
You will need a milk bag as well
Soak your almonds over night. I added water until it was about an inch over them.
The next day I drained the water that they were soaking in and then added the filtered water. And blend blend blend.
Now pour your blended almonds and water into the milk bag. I got mine from amazon for like $13.
Squeeze all the liquid out leaving the almond flesh behind. I through this out but some people use it for other things.
I then I add the vanilla and maple syrup. I’m going to also try adding cacao and syrup to make chocolate milk for my son.
It’s a hit!! It’s great in my iced coffee recipe too 🙂