Almond Milk
Recipe type: Juices and Drinks
Almond milk is a wonderful, dairy free alternative to cow's milk. It's easily made with just almonds and water. You can use other nuts too if you don't like almonds such as walnuts or hazelnuts. Making your own nut milk couldn’t be easier, and the great benefit is that it is purer, healthier, and has a higher nutritional content than processed shop-bought versions. It takes no time at all to make and can be stored for up to 4 days in the fridge. I use the leftover pulp to make nut butter, which is delicious spread on toast. My favorite milk is almond milk, so here is a simple recipe to make it.
  • 170g unblanched almonds, rinsed.
  • 750ml water
  1. Place the almonds in a glass bowl or jug and cover with 750ml of water.
  2. Leave to soak overnight or for a minimum of 12 hours.
  3. This makes it easier to digest and helps you get the maximum nutritional benefit.
  4. After soaking, use a liquidizer or hand blender and blend until a smooth milk forms.
  5. Strain through a sieve or even better a cotton strainer bag (sold in eco shops).
  6. I like to keep the nut grains to make nut butter.
  7. Pour the milk into a glass or jug and keep in the fridge.
  8. Nut milk tastes wonderful on your porridge or muesli for breakfast, drink as you would a glass of milk, or add to a fruit smoothie – you can even put it in your tea, coffee or hot chocolate.
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