How to Make Home Made Almond Milk.
Here in Banja Luka, where I live, looking for almond milk is not only difficult it’s also very expensive, as it is I think, in most countries of the world?
So I now make my own.
I don’t have a big budget, but despite the high price of produced almond milk, when I take a look a the list of ingredients, half of the stuff written there, I don’t even know what is it.
I mean, would you really put something into your body, that has some weird named chemical and be happy about it?
Certainly not me, so I have started to make my own, home made, almond milk.
One thing we should all be aware of, is that almonds are a goitrous food and very high in calories, so I would suggest using this in moderation.
OK so here we go.
-1 cup of almonds
-3 cups of water
-2 crushed tablets of stevia or 1 tsp 100% organic agave nectar
– vanilla extract (optional)
Where we live I can’t find healthy, vanilla extract anywhere so I didn’t use any.
Soak 1 cup of almonds in water (use enough water to cover completely) over night.
The next morning, after your shot of coffee, strain the almonds and rinse them with cold water.
Place them in a blender, add 1 cup of water, blend on a very high speed for about 1 minute, then add 1 more cup of water and blend for a further minute.
After that, (if you like a not so thick and strong almond milk) add another 1 cup of water. I always do, because i don’t like it so strong and I blend for a few more seconds.
If your blender is small you can add the water at the end, when you sift your almond milk through a cheese cloth.
The next step then is to sift your almond milk through a cheese cloth.
I usually use my colander on top of a mixing bowl and placing the cheese cloth on top of the colander.
When all the water goes through the cheese cloth, keep squeezing the cloth until most of the liquid comes out.
Finally, transfer your almond milk into a bottle and chill for few hours before use.
The left overs can be used for making paleo muffins, almond crackers, LCHF bread etc.
Let me know how you get on and if you make your own almond milk?
What experiences you have had and any other tips (in the comments box below).