Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Homemade almond milk

Thanks to my sister, I have a new-found love for almond milk. I have bought almond milk a few times from the supermarkets but it was only after my sister told me that I could make it at home, I became a fan. Since I am into smoothies lately it couldn't have been a better time for me to learn how to make it at home. It is so simple, delicious, super healthy and nutritious since it has no added preservatives and sugar for that matter. The almonds make it naturally sweet. 

Unfortunately it only lasts a few days in the fridge so needs to be consumed in a day or two. 
Good thing is it is really simple to make.  Here is what you need to do -


Ingredients

1 cup raw almonds
2 cups water
A cheese cloth or a strainer

Method

Put the almonds in a bowl and cover them in water until they are completely covered. Soak the almonds in water, overnight.

Drain the water and give the almonds a quick rinse. 

Add the almonds and 2 cups of water to a blender and blend until the almonds are broken down into a fine meal and the water has turned white.

Strain the almond milk into a jug/glass using a strainer or cheese cloth. If using a strainer, use the back of a spoon and press to release all the liquid from the meal.  If using a cheese cloth, twist and close the cloth around the almond meal and squeeze out as much liquid as possible.

Add sweetener if you wish and mix well.

Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container. It should keep for about 2-3 days. 

The almond meal can be used in baking!! :)
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