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Everyone wants to eat healthier! How about making your own nut milk? We have all heard of different brands of almond milk. Why not make your own?
Did you make a resolution to eat healthier? Well this is a great way to work on that goal!
According to wikipedia HERE:
Almonds are rich in nutrients including fiber, vitamin E, magnesium, selenium, manganese, zinc, potassium, iron, phosphorus,tryptophan, copper, and calcium. The UK Institute of Food Research found finely ground almonds contain potential prebiotic properties that could help boost digestive health by increasing the levels of certain beneficial bacteria in the stomach.
The basic method to make almond milk at home is to run soaked almonds in a blender with water and honey (or any other sweetener), then strain out the almond pulp (flesh) with a strainer, cheesecloth, or nut milk bag.
Below is a recipe I found HERE for basic nut milk:
- Place nuts in a large bowl and add water to cover by 2”. Let stand at least 12 hours (this is key for silky, nongritty results; the longer the nuts soak, the smoother the milk will be).
- Drain nuts; discard soaking liquid. Purée nuts, agave, salt, and 4 cups very hot water (but not boiling; hot water yields creamier milk) in a blender on high speed until very smooth, about 2 minutes. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a medium bowl, pressing down on solids; discard nut pulp. Thin nut milk with water as necessary to reach desired consistency. Transfer to airtight container and chill until cold.