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Easy Almond Milk Recipe

CUISINE

American

PREP

10 minutes

COOK

8 hours

SERVINGS

8 Servings

Easy Almond Milk Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of Almonds  (or other nut)
  • 3 1/2-4 cups water (or if you are making for creamer, use less)
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Pinch of Cinnamon, Nutmeg (Optional)
  • 1-2 Soaked Pitted Dates (Optional, I typically don't need it sweetened)

Directions:

  • In large glass bowl, soak 1 cup of almonds (or nut of choice) in water for appropriate time (2-10 hours), place in refrigerator. Drain and rinse after proper soaking time.
  • In high powered blender or food processor, blend soaked nuts on high 1-2 minutes with 3 1/2 cups of water, add in flavorings such as the vanilla and a little cinnamon.
  • Pour into your BIGGER Better Nut Milk Bag, gently squeeze, separating the almond pulp from the liquid.
  • Refrigerate milk in sealed container. Best if used 3-7 days after, milk will separate. Remember to shake it before using!

Tools:

The following items are items that I personally use and recommend to make this recipe.

This easy almond milk recipe has changed my mind about nut milk!

Okay, so I thought making homemade almond milk was a joke too. I finally gave in during one of my no added sugar challenges to help my clients find a healthier coffee alternatives (everyone was having a melt down about missing their sugary lattes and mochas). Let me tell you, I will never buy store bought almond milk again. This easy homemade almond milk is so much more creamy and delicious! And not to mention, simple!

You don’t have to go crazy and buy an insane juicer but I highly recommend starting with a decent blender and a Ellie’s Best Nut Strainer Bag. Soaking the nuts a little longer in water than recommended may help, if you’re not confident in your blender.

Homemade almond milk nutrition

Almonds: are full of healthy fats, fiber, protein, magnesium and vitamin E.

The health benefits of almonds include lower blood sugar levels, reduced blood pressure and lower cholesterol levels. They can also reduce hunger and satiety.

Almond Soaking Chart

Almonds 8-12 Hours

Peanuts 6-8 Hours

Pistachios None

Walnuts 4-6 Hours

Cashews 2-4 Hours

Macadamia 8-10 Hours

Dates 30 minutes- 2 hours

 

Need a healthy alternative for creamer? Try this simple cashew coffee creamer and golden milk latte!

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