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Almond Milk Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Angela Melius

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 cups almonds
4 cups water
1 vanilla bean (or use extract after filtering)

Directions:
Directions:
Directions:
*Soak almonds and vanilla bean overnight in several cups water
*Discard soaking water and rinse almonds in a deep bowl of water, repeat until water is clear
*Place soaked almonds, vanilla bean, and 4 cups water in vitamix
*Blend on high speed for 90 seconds
*Strain milk through a nut milk bag, save pulp to make Wheat Thins

This almond milk recipe has an incredibly sweet flavor when you use vanilla bean. You can make this recipe with vanilla extract instead. If you do that, add the vanilla extract to the strained milk after you soak, blend, and separate it from the pulp. You can also add honey or maple syrup to it if you want a sweeter milk. Store your homemade almond milk in a glass mason jar in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Note about soaking:
Soak the almonds overnight to soften them. Soaking the almonds makes the milk super creamy. Soaking also makes the almonds easier to digest because their phytic acid is released into the soaking water. Phytic acid is an anti-nutrient that impairs digestion and steals minerals from the body. Thatís why we throw away the soaking water and blend the almonds up with fresh water to make the almond milk.

After blending the almonds with fresh water, youíll separate the liquid, i.e., the milk from the pulp.

 

 

 

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