Homemade Almond Milk
Making your own nut milk, like almond milk, is so simple and a lot more affordable than you think.
1 cup of raw almonds (soaked overnight)
4 cups of filtered water (if you prefer it more creamy, then use 2 or 3 cups of water instead)
2 pitted dates (mejool if you have)
- SOAK: Soak your almonds overnight or longer. The longer the almonds soak, the creamier the milk will be.
- RINSE: After soaking, drain and rinse the almonds well with fresh water
- BLEND: Add the almonds, water and dates to your blender and blend until smooth
- STRAIN: Using a nut bag or sieve (you can keep the almond pulp for baking)
- STORE: Store your almond milk in a glass container in the fridge
* Soaking your almonds is an important step in making almond milk. Almonds have an enzyme inhibitor in their brown coating, by soaking the almonds you help break down the inhibitor, allowing the nutrients to be absorbed and digested easier by your body.
* This recipe should make about 1 litre of almond milk, i usually freeze half for later use or it can be used in your smoothies from frozen.
Happy blending x
Video credit: Sam Houghton