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How to make almond milk

Almond milk is good alternative to traditional dairy milk. Learn here how to make almond milk at home without buying special materials and it's all so easy! | www.foxyfolksy.com

Since Armin is now into raw food, I have been thinking of ways how to add some variety to his rather monotonous diet of juices and salads. So I have been looking for some recipes with ingredients that are easy to find here in Germany. For starters, I tried making some almond milk, from which you can make much other good stuff like pudding and shakes for example. But why the need to make one? Apparently, dairy milk is not allowed in raw foodism (I swear I did not invent that word! I got it from Wikipedia!) Dairy milk is off-limits as commercial brands are pasteurized at very high heat to reduce the risk of food-borne illness and spoilage, so I heard or read in this case. 

Almond milk is good alternative to traditional dairy milk. Learn here how to make almond milk at home without buying special materials and it's all so easy! | www.foxyfolksy.com

Did you know?

Almond milk has much as calcium and Vitamin D as that of a cow’s milk and only about a quarter as much as protein. A cup of almond milk also contains some amounts of magnesium, selenium, manganese and vitamin E. Although 30 of the 40 calories in an 8-ounce cup of unsweetened almond milk are from fat, none of the fat is saturated or trans fat, nor does it contain any cholesterol. The same serving size of sweetened almond milk has 60 calories, 25 of which are from healthy fat. (source: fitday.com and sfgate.com

Almond milk is good alternative to traditional dairy milk. Learn here how to make almond milk at home without buying special materials and it's all so easy! | www.foxyfolksy.com

before and after soaking the almonds for some hours

 

You can see, I just used a clean kitchen towel and no need to get a nut milk bag or a cheese cloth…it is all the same! By the way, I am collecting the almond pulp and see what we can do with them later. 

Update!: I just made some marzipan using the almond pulp leftovers from making almond milk. I love it when I nothing goes to waste, right! Click here for the recipe.

Almond milk is good alternative to traditional dairy milk. Learn here how to make almond milk at home without buying special materials and it's all so easy! | www.foxyfolksy.com

How to make almond milk

Almond milk is a good alternative to traditional dairy milk. Learn here how to make almond milk at home without buying special materials and it's all so easy!

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 4 cups
Calories 205 kcal
Author Bebs

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almonds
  • 3 1/2 cups filtered water

Instructions

  1. Wash and rinse almonds with tap water then place them in a big cup or bowl. Add the filtered water and soak them for 6-8 hours.
  2. Transfer into a blender or just use stab mixer and blend on highest speed for a minute or so.
  3. Place a cheese cloth (or something similar) on top of a bowl or cup and slowly pour the liquid into the cloth to filter the pulp. Gather and close the cloth around the collected pulp and squeeze to get the remaining liquids.
  4. Transfer almond milk to a glass to enjoy or in a bottle with a cap if to be refrigerated. Can be stored 3-5 days in the fridge.

Recipe Notes

I usually add some drops of vanilla extract, but if you are raw food purist, then a vanilla bean can also be used and added after the pulp is removed.

I also add honey to sweeten it a bit.

Nutrition Facts
How to make almond milk
Amount Per Serving
Calories 205 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 11mg 0%
Potassium 252mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 1g
Protein 7g 14%
Calcium 10.1%
Iron 7.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here is a video to better illustrate how simple and easy it is to make homemade almond milk.

Can’t see my video? Click here.

 

 

 It tastes surprisingly good but it really tastes better when it is chilled a bit!Almond milk is good alternative to traditional dairy milk. Learn here how to make almond milk at home without buying special materials and it's all so easy! | www.foxyfolksy.com

 

Bebs

Bebs here! I love to cook and try new things and DIY projects! And although I think of myself as a homebody, I like seeing other places from time to time.
If you are looking for a recipe and it ain't here, make a request and I will try my best to make it for you!

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