Organic Almond Milk
Making your own almond milk is actually really simple and super yummy. It’s nice to know exactly what is in your almond milk! I use the pulp from the blended almonds in my smoothies in the morning.
- 1 cup raw organic almonds
- 4 cups filtered water
- Vanilla bean (optional)
- Dates, honey or stevia for added sweetness (optional)
- Soak almonds for at least 12 hours in filtered water with ½ tsp Himalayan salt. Soaking the almonds breaks down phytic acid and enzyme inhibitors.
- After they’re done soaking, rinse the almonds well.
- Blend almonds with 4 cups filtered water until creamy. Warning: the mixture will expand, so don’t fill your blender to the top before you mix it.
- Strain mixture into a large bowl through a cheesecloth.
- Optional: Put blended almonds back into blender with vanilla, soaked dates, or other sweetener.
- Pour into glass jar or pitcher. Store for up to one week in your fridge.
You can save the almond pulp to put in a smoothie or you can make almond flour from it.
To make almond flour, just spread the pulp out evenly on a cookie sheet. Place them in the oven on the lowest heat possible until it’s dry. After that, blend it. You can use your homemade almond flour in place of regular flour.