Homemade Almond Milk

Homemade Almond Milk
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Almond Milk that you buy in the stores has so many preservatives and ingredients I have never heard of. It’s sad too.. I have yet to see a completely clean brand of Almond Milk that I actually know the ingredients of. I add a tablespoon of coconut oil to add some fat to the milk. Normal milk has fat in it which makes it rich and creamy. Don’t worry though! Coconut oil is a good fat and has even been shown to aid in weight loss! ?
Homemade Almond Milk
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Almond Milk that you buy in the stores has so many preservatives and ingredients I have never heard of. It’s sad too.. I have yet to see a completely clean brand of Almond Milk that I actually know the ingredients of. I add a tablespoon of coconut oil to add some fat to the milk. Normal milk has fat in it which makes it rich and creamy. Don’t worry though! Coconut oil is a good fat and has even been shown to aid in weight loss! ?
Servings Prep Time Cook Time Passive Time
1jar 10minutes 5minutes 3hours
Servings Prep Time
1jar 10minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
5minutes 3hours
Servings: jar
Ingredients
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Servings: jar
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Place Almonds in a container and cover them with water. Cover the container and place in the fridge. Let the almonds soak for at least 3 hours or overnight.
  2. When the almonds are ready, drain them and place them in a large blender. ** If you blender is small, you can make this in two batches. **
  3. Place the water, spices, and dates in the blender.
  4. Blend on high for about 5 minutes.
  5. Place the cheesecloth over a large bowl.
  6. A little at a time, pour the mixture over the cheesecloth and strain it by squeezing the cheese cloth around the mixture.
  7. Do that step with the cheesecloth until all of the mixture has been strained.
  8. Place milk in a container when all done.
  9. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

** To clean the cheesecloth, wash out as much almond meal as possible. Then place it over a hanger and let it dry outside. When completely dry, beat it to get the meal all out. **

By | 2017-12-19T09:45:39+00:00 November 15th, 2013|Beverages|2 Comments

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Kirstie
I’ve been living around the world for several years now. I’ve already experienced the oriental lifestyle of China, vibrant culture of Barcelona, shabby to chic of Paris, Confucian ways of the Korea peninsula (South, not North of course) and now the easy-going vibe of Los Angeles. I’m an advocate of the minimalist lifestyle because I love being able to pack up my things and go in a moment’s notice. I’ve found a great work, life, and spiritual balance that’s ideal for me.

2 Comments

  1. Jenna March 24, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    What do you do with the leftover almond meal? I tried making almond butter, but it didn’t turn out.

    • kirstiep March 24, 2014 at 10:50 pm

      I usually make it into almond flour which you can do a lot with. If you put the leftover almond meal on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper and then cook it for about 1-2 hours at 275 degrees (but watch to make sure it doesn’t burn and stir it around), that will dry it up. Then blend the meal in a blender to break it up. You’ll have almond flour 🙂

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