Have youe ever checked the labels of store-bought plant milks? The list of ingredients in some of them is longer then my Christmas gift list for Santa Claus 🙂 Sometimes is good to spend your precious time in the kitchen and make the ‘milk’ yourself. At least you know what is in it. I am homemade food hippie and like to prepare everything myself even if it means that my kitchen will look like after the battle. Also the homemade always taste better, don’t you think?
What you need?
blender or food processor and nut bag strainer or muslin cloth, container to keep the milk
Homemade almond milk
200g – 250g almonds (soaked over the night)
about 500ml filtered water
if you like your milk more sweeter use 3 tablespoon of maple or agave syrup
Soak the almonds overnight in the fridge to remove the phytic acid and dirt. Phytic acid impairs the absorption of some minerals (good to google it and find out more about it). Take the almonds from the fridge, get rid of the excess water and rinse them well. Combine them with filtered water in the blender or food processor. Blend it for 2-3 minutes at the highest speed to get the almond meal – white and creamy consistency. Strain the almonds using muslin cloth or nut bag strainer. Press all the almond milk from the almond meal. You should get about 500 ml of milk. Sweeten to taste using maple or agave syrup.
What to do with leftover almond meal?
You can use it in your morning porridge or add to the cakes. Do not throw it away! It is full of goodness!