Almond Milk

12 01 2010

Here is a simple recipe for almond milk. It is easy, raw, and totally nutritious. I love almond milk as the base of most of my smoothies. I find fruit juice too sweet and dairy products too rich. If you really love it and find yourself making almond milk often, it is best to invest in a Soyabella. This is an electric soy milk and nut milk maker. It is super easy, and I make fresh almond milk most mornings in about 5 minutes (including clean up!). You just have to remember to soak the almonds overnight.

1 cup soaked almonds (soak overnight and then rinse before using)

1 date, soaked and pitted (optional)

1 tsp. Vanilla (optional)

Blend on high all the ingredients with 3 cups of water until well blended. Strain in a fine colander or through a mesh bag or cheesecloth. Store the milk in a glass jar in the refrigerator. It will keep up to 4 days.Almond


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13 01 2010
Karla Diana

Hi! Is there a Specific Vanilla you use? Please advise šŸ˜‰

14 01 2010
Katherine

That is a good question. I go to a spice shop nearby and they have lots of kinds like from Mexico and Madagascar. I am still experimenting with which tastes best, but for now, just buy so good vanilla extract. I like the stuff from Mexico. Make sure it is real and not imitation vanilla. If you really want to go gourmet, you can add vanilla beans, scraping out the inside of a vanilla pod. That leaves those little black dots like you see in real vanilla ice cream. If you are going to make this often, a little splash of real vanilla extract will be more economical.

Here is a link to a website that talks about the best vanilla extracts:

http://gourmetfood.about.com/od/wheretobuygourmetfoods/tp/topvanillabrand.htm

I will add a link to my spice shop here in Denver. You can order online from them. They have great stuff.

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