breakfast drinks

Healthy Homemade Almond Milk

We have gone (mostly) dairy free in our home. I can’t remember the last time we had cow’s milk…I just can’t! We occasionally have grass-fed cheese, but that’s about it from the dairy department.

I like to add a bit of almond milk to my coffee and we also use a lot of it for smoothies. When I’m in a hurry I buy it from my favorite brand, Califia Farms. I feel like they have the least amount of additives to their milk and it tastes good. However, I have recently discovered how easy it is to make my own and guess what, NO additives!

I think once you discover how easy and inexpensive it is, you will love it too!

Homemade Almond Milk

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw almonds -soaked in water for about 4 hours
  • 4 cups filtered water

Instructions

  • Soak one cup of raw almonds in water for about 4 hours.
  • Drain water from almonds and rinse them well.
  • Add 4 cups of fresh, filtered water and rinsed almonds to your high powered blender – Vitamix recommended.
  • Blend on high speed for about a minute, until everything is blended and milk looks creamy.
  • Strain the milk through a nut milk bag or cheese cloth into a large jar or bottle. Squeeze the bag well to get all of the milk.
  • Discard the almond remnants or you can save to add to recipes. (Dehydrate to make almond flour.) I add the flour to pancakes, muffins, or waffles.
  • Store the milk in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. You can also freeze in ice cube trays to add to future smoothies!

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