Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Clean Raw Recipe of the Week- Almond Milk
Ever wanted to make your own milk? As a soy/dairy-free consumer, I was excited to find this recipe for making my own almond milk. I love this recipe because I control what goes into it:) This is a delicious nutmilk, easy to make, nutritious, and satisfying.
1-1/2 c. organic, raw almonds, which have been soaked overnight then drained
4 cups water, purified
1/4 tsp. vanilla or a combination of vanilla and almond flavoring, if desired
1/4-1/2 tsp. sea salt
1-2 Tbl agave nectar, if desired
Put almonds, water, flavorings, salt and agave into a blender and blend at hight speed until very smooth and creamy.
Pour into a nut milk bag to strain. The first time I tried this I didn't have a nut milk bag so I put two layers of cheesecloth in a strainer to drain the mixture.
Chill and serve.
This will separate when in the refrigerator, so stir before using.
For variation in flavor and nutrition, use cashews, pecans, brazil nuts, or hazel nuts, combining some sesame or sunflower seeds if desired.
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