I don’t know about you but I LOVE almond milk. I put it in my smoothies, oats and every recipe I can use it in. It tastes delicious and it is GOOD for you! Instead of buying it at the shop, make your own at home with this super fast and easy recipe!
Why is almond milk so good for you?
- It is lactose free: Lots of people are lactose intolerant and have a hard time digesting cow’s milk. Almond milk is a great alternative to it.
- It is low in calories: Unsweetened almond milk contains less than 40 calories a cup compared to about 150 in whole milk, 122 in 2% and 85 in skim milk. It’s a no brainer if you are trying to manage your weight.
- There is no bad fats in it: Almond milk only contains healthy fats for your body, no cholesterol or bad fats. On the long term, it helps prevent high blood pressure and heart diseases.
- It creates strong bones: Yes, there is calcium in almond milk. It contains 30% of your recommended daily intake which helps reduce your risk of osteoporosis and arthrytis. It also contains Vitamin D which supports your immune system.
- It gives you a glowing skin: With 50% of the recommended amount of vitamin E, almond milk protects your skin (from sun damages for example) thanks to its antioxidant properties.
- It helps you build strong muscles and heal: Almond milk contains plenty of vitamin B (like riboflavin) that works together with other nutrients (like iron) to regulate muscle strength and growth. It is also a good source of protein which helps the body repair itself.
- It is easy to make! Follow the recipe below and make your own…
- 1 cup almonds
- 1 litre (4 cups) filtered water
- The night before making almond milk, soak the almonds in filtered water (enough water to cover them) during 12 hours.
- The next morning, rinse the almonds under running water and then drain and pat them dry with paper towel.
- Place the almonds in a blender and blend until reduced to powder. Add water and blend again until smooth.
- Place a piece of muslin (like the one you use for making jam) on a bowl. Pour the blended almonds and water into the bowl (on top of the muslin), grab the muslin by its four corners and twist to squeeze the milk out.
- Pour the milk into a 1 litre jar or bottle, cover and put it in the fridge. When you want to use your almond milk, just give it a good shake.
- You can keep your almond milk for up to 4 days!
The leftovers solids from the almonds (in your muslin) can be used to make bread, protein balls , etc in place of almond meal.
I hope you will like this easy recipe to make your own almond milk. You can use this same recipe for different nuts like macadamia, pistachio, walnut or cashew. Let me now what you think!