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Making almond milk at home is not only super easy, but it is also so much more affordable than storebought almond milk at the store and even more delicious. The best part is that it requires just two ingredients– almonds and filtered water!
Step 1: Soak raw and unsalted almonds in filtered water (about 1-inch above) overnight at room temperature, or for at least 8 hours or up to 2 days. The longer they soak, the creamier your milk!
Step 2: Drain and rinse the almonds. Discarding of the soaking liquid is necessary as it contains phytic acid which inhibits the body’s ability to absorb nutrients!
Step 3: Add the almonds to a high-speed blender along with filtered water and an optional dash of salt.
Blend on high for 2 minutes to ensure that everything is completely broken down and smooth.
Step 4: Run the almonds through a nut milk bag or a cheesecloth to strain out all of the pulp.
Using clean hands, squeeze out as much liquid as possible, being sure to hold the top shut so that nothing flies out from the top. Do this gently so that you do not puncture through the bag.
Step 5: Taste test the almond milk and a sweeter if desired. We like to add a teaspoon or two of maple syrup or 1-2 Medjool dates to sweeten it up. A splash of vanilla would be great as well!
Step 6: Chill and serve! We enjoy our almond milk with our coffee, oatmeal, and cereal! We tried out the new Bob’s Red Mill muesli cups and the homemade almond milk is fantastic in them! They have two flavors, Paleo and Tropical, and are great for on-the-go snacks or breakfasts! You can use our code “SSV20” on their site for 20% off as well 🙂
Step 7: Optional but recommended! We compost our almond pulp or recycle it into another recipe! One of our favorites is our Chocolate Sweet Potato Almond Pulp Cookies that are oil- gluten- & refined-sugar free. There are a ton of other recipes and ideas for ways to use it up online as well!
Keep in mind that homemade almond milk only lasts a few days in the refrigerator. The size of the batches we make each week depends on how much we know we are going to get through so I just wanted to let you know to keep that in mind!
If you try out our almond milk recipe/tutorial, let us know what you think in the comments below! + Make sure you tag us on Instagram @sweetsimplevegan and @consciouschris and hashtag #sweetsimplevegan, we love to see your photos!
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