Why should you consider drinking almond milk?
Almond milk contains a variety of vitamins and minerals your body needs, as well as antioxidants. It is low in calories, low in fat, and is lactose, and gluten free. Unlike cow’s milk, almond milk is free of saturated fat and cholesterol, making it a very healthy choice.
You can easily find almond milk in most grocery stores, but often the list of ingredients in packaged products is longer than I would like, and I don’t always know what exactly it is that I am consuming. The great thing about making your own almond milk is that it is extremely easy to do and only requires 2 ingredients, water and raw almonds, 3 ingredients if you like yours with vanilla, like I do.
I hope you enjoy this recipe, and that one day soon you’ll be making it all the time. You can pat yourself on the back for cutting down on processed goods.
Sipping my hot tea with a splash of almond milk sending good, sunshiny vibes your way!
Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
Yields: approximately 3 ½ cups almond milk
- 1 cup almonds
- 4 cups filtered water
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Rinse the almonds off. Cover in water. Soak overnight in a covered container, or soak for 8 hours.
Strain the almonds.
Using a high powered blender, blend almonds, 4 cups of filtered water and vanilla.
Strain the almond milk through a cheese cloth- it works best if you fold the cheese cloth over a few times for maximum straining.
Keep almond milk in a jar for 4 or 5 days in the fridge.
*Tip: you can save the strained solids for other recipes like vegan cheesecake!
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With love, gratitude, & delicious sips of homemade almond milk,