I’ve given up on purchasing almond milk. After making my own for quite sometime now, I find the store varieties are lacking in the flavor department and also are pumped with added chemicals such as emulsifiers and preservatives that I’d rather not consume. The beauty of making almond milk at home is that the possibilities are endless in terms of what you can do with your milk. You can opt for sweet varieties, plain, add chocolate, vanilla, cardamom or cinnamon, it’s really up to you.
Although I already have an almond milk recipe posted, I decided to add this one as it is a lot easier to prepare and is an easy go to staple if you don’t have coconuts on hand like my Absolutely Amazing Raw Almond Milk recipe calls for. I use this recipe in similar ways to the other by adding it to smoothies, teas, or just drinking it plain. As soon as I finish making this milk my mind runs rampant with ideas of things to make. Below the almond milk recipe you will find a Blueberry Maca Smoothie recipe that I was dying to make as soon as I finished making this milk.
- 1 Cup Raw Almonds (Soaked at least 12 hours. I always soak mine for 24)
- 3 Cups Filtered Water
- Pinch of salt
- 3 Dates (These are optional. Add only if you’re interested in slightly sweetened almond milk)
- 1/2 Tsp Ground Vanilla Bean (Optional)
Add soaked almonds, water, salt and pitted dates (which are of course optional) to blender. Blend on high for a few minutes. Strain contents through a nut milk bag into a bowl or pot. Whatever you choose to transfer the milk into just keep in mind that you will need a lot of space because this process can get messy. Once pulp and milk are fully separated, transfer milk to a jar or carafe add vanilla (again this is optional) then stir and store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Enjoy!
Blueberry Maca Smoothie
- 2 Bananas (Fresh or Frozen)
- 1/2 Cup Blueberries
- 1 Tbsp Maca Powder
- 1 Tbsp Almond Butter
- 1/2 Cup Basic Almond Milk (recipe above)
Add all contents to a blender. Blend until smooth and enjoy!