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How to Make Almond Milk

Many visitors asked me how to make almond milk. This is a popular drink amongst raw foodists. It's healthy, nutritious, dairy free and a alternative for cow's milk. Almonds are high in Vitamin E, Copper, Manganese, Magnesium, and Phosphorus. Almond milk gives creaminess to smoothies.

Here is how to make Almond Milk

Ingredients

2 cups (spring) water
1/2 cup raw almonds
Pinch of salt
Few drops or half stick vanilla (optional)
Few drops stevia to taste (optional)
Nut milk bag or cheese cloth

Directions

  1. Let almonds soak overnight in water.(for better digestion).
  2. In the morning rinse and drain the almonds. Then put them in your blender or jar. Add 2 - 3 cups of clean (spring) water and a pinch of salt.
  3. Blend well.
  4. Poor the almond milk in the nut bag. It's easiest if you have a large bowl underneath to catch the filtered milk.
  5. Now holding the bag with one hand, squeeze the milk with your other hand (see the video of victoria above)
  6. Add the other (optional) ingredients and blend briefly if needed.

Tips

  • If you dehydrate the almond pulp you can use it to make raw cakes and cookies.
  • Drink the milk as is or use in smoothies, soups or other recipes. Many friends save it in the fridge for about 2 days (shake before drinking), although I prefer to drink it fresh.
  • You can buy nut bags at most health stores and online. They're about 5 dollars each. You can also use nylons, cheese cloth or paint strainer.
  • Going to the store to buy soy, rice, nut or cows milk takes a whole lot longer and is much more expensive than making fresh almond milk. A Vitamix (or any other blender) full with fresh almond milk costs you about 50 cents. You make the almond milk less than 10 minutes.

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