Making almond milk at home will take your #plantbased #dairyfree game to the next level. 🤩
Not only do you avoid any fillers and gums that can cause problems in your gut by making the milk yourself - it also tastes so much better.
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All you need is 1 cup of organic almonds, 5 cups of filtered water + more for soaking, a blender, and a nut milk bag or cheesecloth or really thin towel! 🥛
Organic almonds are pretty crucial here. Beyond the usual glyphosate that is sprayed on non-organic almonds, conventional almonds have to be pasteurized which can mean a number of things including being treated with propylene oxide. Which is a "probably human carcinogen [cancer causing]."
So combine a known carcinogen (glyphosate) with a probable carcinogen (PPO)and you'll be drinking vanilla chemical water!!! YUM!! Unless you're going give the manufacturer a ring and ask how they pasteurize their almonds, it's safer to just choose organic! 💚
Now let's get to the good stuff:
First you soak the cup of almonds in enough filtered water to fully cover the almonds. This will make the almonds not only easier to digest, but also makes it much easier to take the skins off.
Once the almonds have soaked overnight, pour out the soaking water, and rinse the almonds.
Remove the skins from the almonds. Squeeze 1 almond between two fingers until the skin starts to come loose. The skin should slide off easily into a small bowl. Continue until all skins are removed.
Add the blanched the almonds and 5 cups of water to your blender. I use a @vitamix and it works perfectly. Blend for 2 minutes.
*Feel free to use less water for a thicker milk. I use 3-4 cups for coffee creamer consistency and 5 for more regular use in cereal or other recipes. ☕
Strain the milk through your nut milk bag or thin towel and squeeeeeze all the liquid. I do this in batches over a pyrex measuring cups so it's easy to pour into my pitcher that you see in the picture.
After straining, you've got almond milk and some almond pulp! I add a little vanilla to my milk and save the pulp for other recipes.