I dropped big bucks on my juicer last year with my Christmas money, which by the way was totally worth it, so I figure I should be using it more often than just to make my daily greens. As I stood in the kitchen in one of my “I am going to make everything because store bought is soo overrated” phases, I thought to myself “I wonder if I can use this to make almond milk?” Almond milk is like a condiment for me; I use it on the regular for my cereal, acai bowls and tea simply because who wants to chug whole milk amiright? I really am becoming more of a do it yourself kind of girl as of late when it comes to food, mostly because store bought items are not always as simple as they should be. I stay true to buying all organic however; I am not stoked about ingredients like xanthan gum and added sugar in my almond milk. Really, there are 10 + ingredients in organic almond milk! Are our bodies really designed to process all those fillers? I know the dangers of GMOs, glyphosate and artificial preservatives so I am committed to not putting that garbage in my body, but shouldn’t something I consume daily be made from simple ingredients? I will go ahead and answer that question..yes, yes almond milk should be simple. Since me, myself and I all seem to be on the same page here, let’s go ahead and give this DIY almond milk a go.
My first order of business was plugging into Google “How to make almond milk with a juicer.” Genius, right? I was pleasantly surprised to know the process is quite simple. Now, let’s not confuse simple with cheap because we are going organic here and organic nuts can be pricey. My health is totally worth it so I am all in.
To my surprise my first attempt at making homemade almond milk was a success! It tastes super delicious! For the past few weeks I have been making almond milk every few days. I am starting to think that getting a Costco membership would be a good idea to get organic almonds at a lower price in bulk. They are $7.99 for a bag at Whole Foods and one bag makes 5 cups. Follow my recipe below for Organic Almond Milk. I promise you it is simple to make and it tastes amazing! Your body will thank you for eliminating the fillers because after all almond milk should just be almonds and water and not a bunch of added ingredients you can’t pronounce.
Organic Almond Milk
Why buy store bought almond milk when you can make it at home with simple ingredients: almonds and water plus a little flavor if you like. So kick all those fillers to the curb and make real simple almond milk with real ingredients.
- 2 cups Organic, Raw & Unsalted Almonds
- 7 cups Filtered Water
- 2.5 tspn Organic Vanilla Extract
Put two cups organic, raw and unsalted almonds in a tupperware with 3 cups of filtered water. Cover with the lid and let the bowl sit out on the counter for 8 hours. If you leave it a few hours longer it is ok.
Strain and rinse the almonds.
Return the almonds to the tupperware bowl. Add 4 cups filtered water.
Scoop equal parts almonds and water into a juicer.
After you have juiced all the almonds and water mixture you can add flavoring if you please. My favorite is organic vanilla extract. Use 1 teaspoon for every two cups.
Almond milk will stay good for three days in the fridge
How to Make Amazing Almond Milk / Jill E. Gallien / December 2, 2017