Τρίτη, 23 Απριλίου 2013

Recipe: Homemade Almond Milk

You have asked me how I make my almond milk yogurt, and I promise you I will give you the directions before the end of this week. I just thought that it would be nice to give you my almond milk recipe first. I know I know, internet is full with almond milk recipes but hey! this is how I do it.



Ingredients:

- 1 cup raw almonds (soaked)
- 4 cups water

Instructions:


Step 1
To make almond milk, you need soaked almonds. In simple words soaking helps your body absorb the nutrients. Check out this great detailed article to find out why you should soak your nuts. I like to soak my almonds overnight in a glass container and make the milk in the morning but try and find what works for you. All you have to do at this point is to put the almonds in a bowl, add a generous amount of water and let them soak for 8 hours. The water will turn cloudy, it's totally ok.


Step 2
Drain the almonds and rinse them a bit. Put them in your blender. Add a cup of your water and blend them. Add the rest of the water and blend again. At this point you can add a pinch of salt and some kind of sweetener like a date. This is just for flavour and I prefer not to do it as long as my toddler drinks this milk too and I try to keep his salt and sugar intake low.


Step 3
Now, you need to strain your mixture. A cheesecloth would be great for this job. But if you're like me and you don't have one, don't worry. A simple kitchen towel will work. In this photo you can my super complicated construction. A towel, a bowl and a rubber band.


Step 4
Pour carefully the content into the bowl and through the towel.


Step5
Squeeze until all or at least most of the milk comes out. Hey that was it! You have your almond milk! Pour it into jars or bottles and put it in the fridge.

*Oh and don't waste the almond pulp! You can use it to make cookies, crackers, dips, add it to your cereal and much more.*


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