-2 cup raw almonds
-8 cups filtered water
-1 pinch sea salt
-1 mejdool date
1. Soak the almonds in water overnight or for at least 8 hours.
2. Drain and rinse the almonds.
3. Place the almonds, sea salt and date in a blender with 8 cups of filtered water.
4. Blend on high for 1-2 minutes until the almonds are completely broken down.
5. Strain the almond milk through a cheesecloth or nut milk bag.
6. Squeeze the cheesecloth or nut milk bag to extract as much liquid as possible.
7. Pour the almond milk into a container and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Health benefits of almonds
1. Rich in Antioxidants: Almonds are a great source of antioxidants, which help protect your cells from damage caused by free radicals.
2. High in Healthy Fats: Almonds are a good source of healthy fats, including monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats.
3. High in Fiber: Almonds are a good source of fiber, which can help keep you feeling full and may help lower cholesterol levels.
4. High in Protein: Almonds are a good source of protein, which can help build and repair muscle.
5. May Help Lower Blood Sugar Levels: Almonds may help lower blood sugar levels, which can be beneficial for people with diabetes.
6. May Help Lower Blood Pressure: Almonds may help lower blood pressure, which can be beneficial for people with hypertension.
7. May Help Lower Cholesterol Levels: Almonds may help lower cholesterol levels, which can be beneficial for people with high cholesterol.
Why make your own almond milk
Making your own almond milk is a great way to save money, reduce waste, and control the ingredients that go into your milk. It is also a great way to get creative and experiment with different flavors and textures. Homemade almond milk is also much fresher than store-bought varieties, and it can be tailored to your specific dietary needs.
Did you know
Generally, store-bought nut milks contain ingredients such Sunflower Lecithinas & Guar Gum, Locust Bean Gum or Gellan Gum, which can cause digestive issues as stated below.
Sunflower lecithin is generally considered safe and well-tolerated. However, some people may experience mild side effects such as nausea, diarrhea, and stomach upset. Additionally, sunflower lecithin may interact with certain medications, so it is important to speak to your doctor before taking it.
Common side effects of Gellan Gum include digestive issues such as bloating, gas, and diarrhea. It may also cause allergic reactions in some people, including skin rashes, itching, and hives. In rare cases, it can cause anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction that can be life-threatening.
Consuming almond milk
Almond milk can be consumed as creamer for coffees, in chia seed pudding, baking recipes and much more as a non-dairy option.