You know when you watch a T.V. program so much, that you start to live a different lifestyle and crave something more? That’s what happens when I watch Fixer Upper and see their lovely farm. I now have this crazy scheme that I want to live on a farm and make ALL THE THINGS by hand. 😉
I started small, and switched out some of the main ingredients I use, with homemade. I made the conscious decision to drink almond milk a few years ago because of the estrogen increase that soy causes and I’m not a regular milk fan. So when I found out that I could make my own, I jumped at the chance to. Here’s my recipe for homemade.
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- 1 cup raw organic almonds
- 3 Medjool dates (if you like your almond milk a bit sweet)
- 3.5 cups of filtered water
- Teaspoon of vanilla extract or whole bean, scraped
- Start by soaking the cup of organic almonds in filtered water, overnight. I usually just throw my almonds into my Vitamix Blender pitcher, fill it with filtered water until it just covers the almonds and leave it on my counter overnight.
- Drain the almonds and add it back to the blender.
- Add 3.5 cups of filtered water, Medjool dates and vanilla to the blender with the almonds.
- Blend on high for 1 to 2 minutes, until the milk looks creamy
- Strain the milk over a Clear Glass Bottle. (I use a Nut Milk Bag to strain all of the almond meal and date left over, but you’re more than welcome to use a mesh strainer or cheese clothe)
- Store in the fridge 3-5 days and shake well before use.
I sometimes don’t use Medjool dates because sometimes I don’t want a sweetener in my milk, so you’re more than welcome to try this either way. Make as little or as much almond milk as you want!
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