Almond milk is a staple in my diet since I avoid most dairy. You can use almond milk for shakes, hot beverages, cereal, oatmeal and in baking as a replacement for regular milk! I decided to try out making almond milk at home and realized its actually very simple! You don’t want to make a huge batch unless you plan to use it all in the next few days because home made almond milks shelf life is only a few days. So use this recipe to make yourself about 2 cups of almond milk!
1 cup raw almonds
2 cups of water
Sweetener to taste (stevia, honey, sugar-free syrup)
1. Soak the almonds in a bowl of water and leave overnight or UP to 2 days. The longer you leave the almonds the better because the longer they soak the softer they will become.
2. Once soaked, drain and rinse the almonds thoroughly.
3. Combine the almonds with the 2 cups of water in a blender breaking down the almonds to very fine little pieces.
4.Use a strainer to strain out all the almond milk from the mixture.
5. Sweeten to your desire and store in the fridge!
*You can use the leftover almond meal for baking recipes, smoothies or add to your morning oatmeal as your added fats!
PS. The ninja is the best blender ever!