Just like making hemp milk (this recipe is also on the site!), making almond milk is just as simple!
Almonds are rich in vitamin E which protects cells, blood vessels, organs, eyes and tissues. In addition, this vitamin plays a major role in the metabolism in the cells. Almonds are healthy for you anyway! They are packed with unsaturated fats, proteins, minerals and other vitamins, which help keep the body healthy and balanced.
This recipe gives 1 lt of almond milk
1 lt clean and cold water
200-250 gr almonds
For this recipe it is useful if you have a high speed blender ¹.
Soak the almonds overnight in water to make them soft. Or like me, who usually thinks too late that I want to make something; Soak the almonds in hot water for half an hour. Drain and rinse the almonds.
Put the almonds together with 1 liter of cold water in the high speed blender and let it run for 3 to 5 minutes. If you want a slightly sweet almond milk, add some dates or maple syrup before turning on the blender. The same goes for if you want a slightly salted almond milk, add a pinch of salt. In this case I added 2 medjool dates, because I live with 2 sweet tooths.
Hold a sieve over a large bowl, place a cheesecloth (or clean, fine tea towel) in it and pour in the almond milk, let the milk drain a bit.
Then grab the ends of your cheesecloth and wring out all the excess milk.
You can store the almond milk in the refrigerator for about 3 to 5 days.
Don’t throw away the pulp! You can make a lot of things with this; granola, cookies or put the pulp at a low temperature in the (dry) oven and then make almond flour from it.
¹ If you don’t have a high speed blender, you can also use a regular blender, but let the blender run a little longer.
Enjoy your dinner!
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