Raw Almond Milk Recipe and It’s By-Product of ‘Gold’
You can easily go to the store and purchase almond milk, right, OR easily make this raw almond milk recipe. Its convenient, inexpensive, and a healthy alternative to dairy milk.
PLUS, homemade almond milk tastes better and is healthier for you!
There is a by-product of homemade almond milk that many of us refer to as GOLD. What I am referring to is the almond pulp. Don’t throw this out, but rather use it to make incredible recipes, such as breads and cakes. Almond pulp can be frozen – I suggest measuring out 1/2 or 1 cup amounts in baggies and freeze them (label the amount and date it). More on the subject of almond pulp later.
Raw Almond Milk Recipe
Equipment Needed: high speed blender (such as Vitamix)
Yield: approx 1 1/2 cups, or double recipe and make 3 cups or more at one time.
- 1/2 cup almonds, soaked 12-24 hours, drained and rinsed
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1- 2 Medjool dates
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract or vanilla powder
1. Place almonds, water, dates and vanilla in a high speed blender, and blend until smooth.
2. Separate milk from pulp, with the use a nut or milk bag. Pour blended ingredients into milk bag and hold over a large bowl, and gently squeeze liquid through the mesh bag.
3. Pour the milk into a glass container and store in refrigerator. Remove almond pulp from bag and store in refrigerator if you plan to use it within the next 4-6 days, or freeze it – it will last 4 month in freezer.
Chocolate Raw Almond Milk Recipe
After you remove the pulp from the above recipe, and have your almond milk ready to go, you then can alter its flavor. If its chocolate milk you desire, try adding 1 to 2 tablespoons of raw cacao powder, or 1 tablespoon each of raw cacao powder and raw carob powder to the almond milk and blend well, sample taste, and adjust if desired.
Or take it a bit slower and get more creative: take a glass of almond milk, add a small portion of cacao/carob powders, perhaps a bit of cherry or coffee extract, shake or blend well and see what you think. The point, begin thinking out of the box and come up with new combinations or substitution of ingredients and try different versions of recipes.
When it comes to raw food creations, you are only limited by your own imagination!
Almond milk history: Did you know, that almond milk was an obscure food item, only found in health stores. It gained popularity in the early 2000’s and passed soy milk sales in 2013.
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