Fresh Almond Milk


2013/04/16 by nikkiledford

Like bone broth, nut milk is the kind of food adventure that many people shy away from making at home because it “seems like a lot of work”. I’m here to bust that myth whilst adding an incentive. This almond milk is so amazingly delicious that you will NEVER want to drink that carton stuff EVER AGAIN. I promise.

Fresh Almond Milk

2 c. raw almonds, soaked for 6-8 hours
8 c. water or coconut water
3 dates, pitted
2 tsp. cinnamon
dash of salt

  1. Drain the water from the soaked almonds and rinse well.
  2. Add nuts, cinnamon, dates, salt, and water to a blender and blend well.
  3. Using a nut milk bag, cheesecloth, or (Pro Tip!) a reusable mesh produce bag (really fine mesh), strain the milk from the almonds into a large bowl.
  4. Store the milk in the fridge for 5-7 days.
  5. Reuse the almond meal for cookies, paleo granola, or muffins.

3 thoughts on “Fresh Almond Milk

  1. […] 1 frozen banana 1/2 avocado 2 dates, pitted 3 ice cubes 2 Tbsp. cocoa powder splash of vanilla extract 1/2 c. cold brewed coffee 1 c. almond milk […]

  2. […] Candy Cane Green Tea (decaf). YAYYYYYY!!!! It’s BAAAAACK! Pro tip: So yummy with some homemade almond milk. […]

  3. nikkiledford says:

    Reblogged this on The Clean Plate and commented:

    It’s the weekend! Take the time to make your own nut milk!

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PUMPKIN FIG OATS //Caught some morning light on my morning bowl of goodness. I made this last week and it was so good (and loved by my child) that I made another batch! I don't know if it's the figs or golden raisins, the coconut milk or the collagen, or maybe it's the banana and the pumpkin that make this bowl of oats absolutely satisfying for a day of leading, teaching, cooking, sweating, loving, and seeking. 
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I like to think that I always have a choice about what I put in my body. Sometimes I'll have to settle for black coffee, but if I plan a bit, I can still enjoy my coffee outings without ultimately compromising on what is best for me in the long run. SNACKS // kept it really simple today during meal prep. This is a tasty bowl of yams, banana, almond butter, and coconut flakes. FAST FOOD// Roasted all these veggies last night for a tasty quick lunch. Added a new find from Whole Foods. @goodlovinfoods lemon garlic dip. If you like bitchen sauce, you'll like this (!! bonus, they don't use any soy ingredients either !!)

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