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DIY Vanilla Almond Milk Recipe!


Making your own almond milk is super easy, cheaper than getting it at the grocery store, and healthier for you! I love making my own almond milk and even experimenting with different flavors. 

Today I wanted to share with you my
DIY Vanilla Almond Milk recipe that you will love!

Ingredients:

1 cup raw organic sprouted almonds - soaked overnight 
(this step reduces the level of phytates)
4 cups pure filtered water
Organic vanilla extract 2 teaspoons
dates, honey or stevia (optional)
[I personally love adding a date or two]


Instructions:

Soak almonds for at least 12 hours in pure water with ½ tsp sea salt. This is an important step as it breaks down the phytic acid and enzyme inhibitors and cultures beneficial enzymes in the almonds. 
(side note: soaking nuts should be done before eating them as well. Soak nuts in salt water for 12 hours, rinse them)

Rinse almonds well. Mix almonds with pure water in blender or Vitamix.

Blend several minutes until smooth and creamy. 
(Warning: mixture will expand some, so make sure your blender is not full before starting it)

Strain mixture into a large bowl through a sprout bag, cheese cloth or kitchen towel.
[I like using a cheese cloth]

Put mixture back into blender with vanilla, soaked dates, or other sweetener.
Pour into glass jar or pitcher and store in fridge for up to one week.

Notes:

Save the pulp of the almonds, put on cookie sheet and dehydrate in oven on lowest heat until completely dry. Run through blender or food processor to make almond flour, which can be used in recipes in place of flour.


If you have a favorite almond milk recipe - I would love if you shared it in the comments!

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