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How To Make Creamy Delicious Almond Milk

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Almond milk is a wonderful dairy-free alternative to cow’s milk and is much healthier for you. In today’s post, here’s a great almond milk recipe.

Cow’s milk is highly acidifying and contains casein, which us humans cannot easily digest, since we don’t produce the enzyme rennet that cows do. This is one of the reasons why many people are lactose intolerant.

Cow’s milk also contains a high level of growth hormones, designed to grow a baby cow into a big cow and too much for our bodies, causing all sorts of hormonal and other imbalances and diseases.

So drop the moo milk and go with the nut milk instead.

By making your own almond milk, you can save a lot of money and you can avoid the unhealthy stabilisers and thickeners like carrageenan which are added to commercially-sold almond milk.

When I buy almonds in bulk or from my local supermarket, it works out at costing around 60p ($1) per litre of milk.

Here’s how to make a quick, creamy, cheap almond milk at home. You’ll notice that there’s only two essential ingredients – almonds and water. You have the option to add lecithin, which acts as an emulsifier – making the milk more creamy. You can also add dates and vanilla, which add sweet flavour.

You’ll need a high speed blender like a Vitamix and a straining cloth:

Ingredients:
– 50g almonds or sliced almonds (it’s best if you’ve soaked them for a few hours beforehand)
– 1 litre filtered water
– 1 tsp sunflower lecithin granules (optional)
– 2 medjool dates with stones removed (optional)
– few drops of vanilla extract (optional)
Method:
Put all the ingredients in your high speed blender and blend for 1-2 minutes. Pour the milk through a straining cloth and into a container. Store the milk in the fridge – it will keep for up to 3 days.
You can use the almond pulp left over in the straining cloth to add into cake or brownie mixes. (Check more recipes on my blog for a delicious vegan chocolate brownie recipe).
Makes 1 litre (350 calories total)

Enjoy!

Laura

Let me know if you prefer this milk to commercially bought milk in the comments below and check out my other alkaline recipes.

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2 Comments

  • Jayne Mcshane

    Reply Reply February 21, 2015

    I’ve been making my own almond milk for a little while and yes! I definitely prefer it to store bought ! There is no comparison! I put coconut oil in mine as well as the ingredients u listed but I leave the pulp in as I mix it with oats and chia seeds for overnight oats or sometimes just soaked for a few hours then add a banana and some berries! My best and favorite brekkie to date !

    • Laura

      Reply Reply February 23, 2015

      Yes, much nicer isn’t it Jayne. Your brekkie sounds lovely, I must try this :-)

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