ALMOND MILK (recipe included): I posted a simple almond pulp cookie recipe the other day, then some of you asked me how to make almond milk. You will find the recipe below, as you will see, it is very easy!
The nut milks we buy usually contain at best 7% nuts (the rest is mainly water), though usually no more than 3%. Besides, they tend to roast the nuts, which means some nutrients are lost in the process. Roasting can also damage the beneficial polyunsaturated fats in nuts. Homemade also means no thickeners, no stabilisers, no artificial ingredients!
I have also posted how to make hemp milk in an earlier post.
It would be a pity to waste the fibre rich pulp, I will be posting a couple of recipes in the next weeks. You can be creative and use the pulp to make various things, such as cookies, crackers, energy balls…hummus!
HOW TO MAKE ALMOND MILK: (makes 500ml)
-Soak 75g of almonds overnight in water, then rinse and drain.
-Combine the almonds, a pinch of salt, a pitted date (optional), 1 vanilla pod (optional) with 500ml water in your blender (high-speed setting) for up to 3 minutes until smooth. I have a Vitamix and I use the soup setting.
-You will then use a nut milk bag (e.g. Lovetree Products are great), a cheese cloth or a muslin to strain the pulp.
-Keep the milk in the fridge for up to 3 days.