It may seem like a fad – but it is not. More and more people are choosing alternatives to cow’s milk for a variety of reasons. Whether it is an ethical choice, or a food sensitivity it doesn’t matter but you do want to replace it with a healthy alternative. Grab a container of almond milk at the grocery store and look at the ingredient list. You will find multiple additives, thickeners and preservatives. Convenient? Yes! Unhealthy? Yes!
It is quick and easy to make your own almond milk. A simple google search will provide many recipes and variations. When I first began to make almond milk – I experimented off of Danielle Walker’s Against All Grain recipe.
- 1 cup raw almonds
- 8 cups filtered water, divided
- 1/4 tsp sea salt, divided
- 1 date, pitted
- Place almonds in a bowl with 4cups of filtered water and 1/8 tsp of salt. Soak for 10 hours, or overnight.
- Drain the nuts and rinse. Put the nuts into a blender and fill with the remaining 4 cups of filtered water. Add the date and remaining salt and blend until smooth.
- Strain the milk through a nut milk bag or very fine sieve. Squeeze to remove all the liquid. I like to store in a glass container, in the fridge. It is good for 3-5 days.
Enjoy! Let us know if you have any recipe favorites!