Hopefully you are ending your week on a great note!
Today I wanted to share a few super simple ways to make your own almond milk! Making your almond milk can help you stay in control of all the ingredients that will be entering your body. When I first wanted to make my own almond milk, I thought it was going to be a daunting task. I was pleasantly surprised when it turned out to be so incredibly simple! Below, I have two ways to make it. One is just one simple step, and two simple ingredients. The other is also two ingredients, but it is three steps. Take your pic, and see how simple it is to make your own almond milk! This recipe can be applied to other nuts and even sunflower seeds. The soaking time would simply vary based on the type of nut/seed you use.
Homemade almond milk routes:
Route One: Soak, Blend, Strain
1 cup almonds, soaked overnight
3 cups filtered water
3-5 dates, soaked, or to taste
cinnamon to taste, optional
High speed blender
Step One: Soak Almonds overnight
To soak almonds, add almonds to a glass container and fill with water until the almonds are well covered. Cover, and soak overnight. The next morning (or after six or so hours) strain the almonds, and then rinse.
Next, add soaked almonds, soaked dates, and water to a blender. Blend on high speed for a few minutes, until everything is well combined. Strain out the milk through a cheesecloth/nut milk cloth, into your container. Look up recipes to add your leftover almond pulp, or add it to oatmeal, smoothies, and baked goods.
Route Two: Super Simple, Super Quick
This is the route that I learned from Katie Mae, and I was amazed at how simple it is!
1 Tbs Almond Butter
1 cup water
Extra: if you want something sweeter feel free to add either dates, honey, or maple syrup. If you are looking for something extra decadent, maybe add in a tsp. or so of cinnamon, and/or a tsp. or so of cacao powder to make your own chocolate almond milk. mmmm.
Add all ingredients to a blender, and blend well. You can filter if desired, but really no need in this route. Add to your container, or drink right away. Enjoy!
Have you made your own nut/seed milk before?