Raw Almond Milk
Almonds are a great source of nourishment. They’re rich in protein, vitamin E, calcium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus and folic acid. Other key nutrients include iron, copper, manganese, zinc and some B vitamins.
This homemade raw almond milk is a nutrient dense milk substitute for anyone who is lactose intolerant or just prefers a dairy free alternative. It’s also an excellent addition to children’s and infant’s diets. The thing I love most about this recipe is that it is not highly processed like the ones you find in the grocery stores. No refined sweeteners, additives, preservatives or synthetic vitamin D either! You’re also able to play around with the ingredients to your satisfaction. It’s fairly easy to make and tastes amazing. Raw, vegan, gluten free..what more could you ask for?
Raw Almond Milk Recipe
- 1 cup raw almonds (soaked for 12+ hours)
- 3 cups filtered water
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract (optional)
- 1 tbsp raw agave syrup (optional)
- Soak the raw almonds over night for 12 or more hours.
- Rinse the soaked almonds before placing them into a blender with the filtered water.
- Blend thoroughly, working your way from low to high, until the contents are completely smooth.
- Place a medium or large, hand-held strainer on top of a large spouted bowl or measuring cup. Line the strainer with a clean cloth (organic if possible).
- Poor the ingredients through the cloth and strainer, I usually do this in 2-3 increments. Make sure to squeeze all of the excess liquid out of the ground almonds!
- If adding vanilla and agave, do so now.
* Place in a tightly sealed glass jar and shake well before consuming.