Updated: Mar 22
A friend taught me how to make almond milk; I couldn’t believe the delicious taste and the simplicity. The necessary tools: a quart jar, jelly strainer bag (or nut milk bag), bowl, blender, and of course almonds. Really, you can use the same process for nearly any nut. Our home has enjoyed an almond/hazelnut blend and an almond/cashew blend. TIP: add a couple dates, vanilla, and a pinch of salt for a sweeter version.
Ingredients & Directions
Serves 4: 1 cup servings
1 cup raw almonds, soaked
2 cups water
4 cups filtered water
1 or 2 medjool dates
1 teaspoon vanilla
You can use other nuts or seeds, or a combination of them both in this recipe.
Grab your quart jar and add the almonds and water. Soak overnight, or up to 24 hours. Rinse thoroughly.
Add the almonds and filtered water into a blender. Blend on high speed for 1 minute. Let it rest for a few minutes and then blend again for another minute.
Setup the bag in a wire mesh strainer over a large bowl. Empty the blended almond water into the bag and squeeze the milk into the bowl until a nearly dry almond meal is remaining in the bag.
Save the almond meal for other uses such as gluten-free almond flour banana muffins.
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Western Nutritional Information (per serving)
Protein 6.9 g
Carbs 1.4 g
Fiber (dietary) ~ g
Sugar 1.4 g
Fat 16.2 g
Saturated Fat 1.2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 10.3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4 g
Trans Fat ~ g
Other: Good source of vitamins B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6 (pyridoxine), choline, folate, and E, and calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, potassium, selenium, and zinc.
Source: approximated from chronometer.com using raw almonds and reducing out the fiber
Traditional Chinese Medicine Energetics
Almond milk, in place of dairy, is preferred for individuals with dampness, stagnation, or phlegm. Almonds nourish the Lungs and Spleen while it supports Qi (your energy) and Jing (your essence). Almonds promote Qi circulation and resolves phlegm.
Source: TCM information based on Leggett, Helping Ourselves.