Make Your Own Almond Milk
The amazing weather had us feeling extra fresh this week & we wanted to bring that freshness to your fridge! Next time you are at the grocery store instead of reaching for your standard supply of almond milk pick up a bag of fresh almonds to make your own.
Making something yourself is the best way to know what you're putting in your body. Often times so many things are added to store bought almond milks. Trust us, you will be able to taste the difference after you make your own and never go back!
Almond milk is the perfect substitute for milk. It's a great source of healthy fats, which can contribute to everything from mood balance to good skin and stronger immune systems. Not to mention almonds are high in Vitamin D and antioxidants, something we can all use more of, especially in North America.
Here is what you need:
- 1.5 cups almonds (soaked overnight)
- 4 cups filtered water
- Drain and rinse the almonds
- Put in blender & add water
- Blend on high for about a minute or until very smooth
- Option to add vanilla in this stage if you want a sweeter milk!
(our nutritionist likes to keep it plain so it can be used in anything)
- Once blended, pour into nut mylk bag (AKA cheese cloth or sprouting bag) over a bowl Squeeze until all the liquid is in the bowl
- Depending on the gradient of your bag, you may want to strain it after
- Put it mason jar (or something that seals) and store in fridge for up to 1 week!
Variations to traditional almond milk:
Maca Vanilla Almond Mylk:
2 cups homemade almond mylk
1/4 tsp vanilla powder
1/2 tsp maca powder
maple syrup to taste (optional if you like sweet)
Blend until maca has dissolved.
Maca is an awesome antioxidant, to help keep your cells from rusting! Maca is an excellent energizer, mood stabilizer and libido enhancer ;) perfect for Valentine's day!
Recipe & Instructions by Maggie Archibald
Photos by Shelby Stewart