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Sweet Almond Milk

Category: Breakfast

Difficulty: Easy

Prep Time: 10 mins  

Cook Time: -  

Servings: 2


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Ingredients:

1 cup dry almonds
2 cups filtered water
2-3 dates, pitted

Method:

1. Soak the almonds overnight. Place the almonds in a bowl and cover with about an inch of water. They will plump as they absorb water. Let stand, uncovered, overnight. The longer the almonds soak, the creamier the almond milk.



2. Drain and rinse the almonds. Drain the almonds from their soaking water and rinse them thoroughly under cool running water. At this point, the almonds should feel a little squishy if you pinch them.

3. Combine the almonds and water in a blender. Place the almonds in the blender and cover with 2 cups of water.

4. Blend at the highest speed for 2 minutes. Pulse the blender a few times to break up the almonds, then blend continuously for two minutes. The almonds should be broken down into a very fine meal and the water should be white and opaque.

5. Strain the almonds. Line the strainer with either the opened nut bag or cheese cloth, and place over a measuring cup. Pour the almond mixture into the strainer.

6. Press all the almond milk from the almond meal. Gather the nut bag or cheese cloth around the almond meal and twist close. Squeeze and press with clean hands to extract as much almond milk as possible. You should get about 2 cups.

7. Sweeten to taste. you can add sweeteners like raw honey, maple syrup, or dates.

8. Refrigerate almond milk. Store the almond milk in sealed containers in the fridge for up to two to three days.


 

Part-shake, part-creamy beverage. When I crave a sweet comfort drink, I quickly blend up a batch of my favorite (and healthy) almond milk drink. Healthy alternative for anyone looking to avoid lactose or the hormones that may be found in cow's milk.

This milk is great for kids of all ages! It can be added to dressings, soups, smoothies, desserts and cereal; or to make milk shakes with frozen bananas, add a little carob powder or raw cacao powder.

Using the Leftover Almond Meal: The leftover almond meal can be added to oatmeal, smoothies, and muffins as it is. You can also spread it out on a baking sheet and bake it in a low oven until completely dry (2-3 hours). Dry almond meal can be kept frozen for several months and used in baked goods.

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