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How to make almond milk

It's true: You can buy almond milk in cartons at the grocery store. But making your own almond milk is easy, fun, and, best yet, it tastes ultra-fresh -- because it is. We found this awesome homemade almond milk recipe in The Naked Foods Cookbook. Enjoy!

It's true: You can buy almond milk in cartons at the grocery store. But making your own almond milk is easy, fun, and, best yet, it tastes ultra-fresh -- because it is. We found this awesome homemade almond milk recipe in The Naked Foods Cookbook. Enjoy!
It's true: You can buy almond milk in cartons at the grocery store. But making your own almond milk is easy, fun, and, best yet, it tastes ultra-fresh -- because it is. We found this awesome homemade almond milk recipe in The Naked Foods Cookbook. Enjoy!

Almond Milk

Recipe from The Naked Foods Cookbook: The Whole-Foods, Healthy Fats, Gluten-Free Guide to Losing Weight and Feeling Great by Margaret Floyd and James Berry. Reprinted with permission by New Harbinger Publications, Inc.

Makes 2-1/2 cups

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups raw almonds, soaked for at least 8 hours

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 2 pitted dates


Directions:

  1. Using a dishtowel, squeeze each soaked almond to remove the skin.

  2. Combine the peeled almonds with vanilla, dates, and 3 cups filted water in a high-powered blender. Puree until smooth.

  3. Line a sieve with cheesecloth and strain the almond milk to get rid of any bits.

  4. Store in the refrigerator in a glass jar and use as you would milk.

  5. You can use the leftover almond bits in a smoothie or in cookies.


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