Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Homemade Almond Milk Recipe

I've tasted my share of store bought almond milk before from a variety of different brands and I have to say, my favorite has always been the homemade version.  I can tailor it to taste the way I want and it's so much healthier than the ones sitting on grocery shelves for weeks and weeks at a time.  Last night after work, I was craving some almond milk so I made my own with this one recipe that I have used over and over again.  The purity in flavor can't be beat, it's so delicious and so nutritious that store-bought brands just can't compare to it.

Almond Milk Ingredients:
  1. 1 cup raw organic almonds soaked overnight
  2. 1/2 tsp. Himalayan pink salt
  3. 4 cups filtered water (no tap, yuck)
  4. 1 vanilla bean pod
  5. raw honey (optional)
The one thing about almonds or any nuts for that matter, is that they should be soaked first before consumption or use in any recipe. 

Reasons to soak nuts and even seeds......
  • To remove phytic acid
  • To neutralize enzyme inhibitors 
  • To encourage the production of beneficial enzymes
  • To increase the amount of vitamins 
  • To breakdown gluten and make it easier to digest
  • To help neutralize toxins in the colon and keep the colon clean and healthy and working efficiently
  • To prevent mineral deficiencies that are robbed when nuts and seeds are not properly soaked.

  1. Soak your raw almonds overnight in filtered water with 1/2 tsp Himalayan pink salt. 
  2. In the morning rinse your almonds well and transfer to Vitamix blender with a little more filtered water to mix. 
  3. Blend for several minutes until it's smooth and creamy.
  4. Strain the mixture into a large bowl through a sprout bag or kitchen towel.
  5. Put mixture back into blender with vanilla bean, raw honey, or other sweetener that you prefer. 
  6. Pour into glass jar or pitcher and store in fridge for up to one week.

Voila....you're all done and now you can enjoy your homemade and delicious almond milk...Yummo!


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