Almond Milk

Jul 27, 2014 | CATEGORY: Bone Broth Diet Approved, Desserts

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Prep time: 10 min • Yield: about 5 cups

Ingredients

  •  1 ½  cups whole raw almonds, optionally blanched
  • 4 cups purified water for almond milk; more for soaking
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey (optional)

Directions

  1. Place almonds in a medium bowl. Cover with water and let them soak for at least 4 hours, or up to 2 days for creamier almond milk.
  2. Drain the water and place almonds in blender. Add 2 cups water and blend to a creamy paste. Add the other 2 cups of water, vanilla, and preferred sweetener. Blend for 3 to 4 minutes. Taste and adjust vanilla or sweetener if desired.
  3. Strain the almond milk in a fine sieve lined with cheesecloth or in a nut bag. Drain all the milk from the solids. Refrigerate.

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Notes

You can reserve the solids, dehydrate, and pulse in blender to create almond meal/flour.

Variations 

For Chocolate Almond Milk use melted dark chocolate or cacao powder. Melt about 1/3 to ½ cup dark chocolate in a double boiler or microwave. Add about a cup of milk to the chocolate and stir. Mix with the rest of the almond milk and blend well. Taste and adjust sweetener as desired. A dash of salt brings out the flavors.

To make chocolate milk with cacao, put about ¼ to 1/3 cup cacao powder in a small bowl. Warm about 1 cup of the almond milk, add cacao and stir until fully dissolved. Mix with the rest of the almond milk and blend well. Taste and adjust sweetener as desired.  A dash of salt brings out the flavors.

For Strawberry Almond Milk add ½ to ¾ cup fresh or frozen strawberries to blender and add almond milk. Blend thoroughly. Taste and adjust sweetener as desired. If you don’t want any seeds in the milk, pour through a fine mesh sieve.

For Mango Almond Milk add ½ to ¾ cup fresh ripe mango to blender and add almond milk. Blend thoroughly. Taste and adjust sweetener as desired. 

 

Jul 27, 2014 | CATEGORY: Bone Broth Diet Approved, Desserts