Almonds on Almonds on Almonds. I am super obsessed with these nuts lately. Even more so, I am obsessed with making almond milk so I’ll be sharing my recipe with you all today. (Stay tuned because I have chocolate covered almonds and iced almond milk MATCHA latte coming up next week!)
Why almond milk you may ask? Well back in January, I started eating a lot of yogurt (any other Siggi’s fans out there?) with lots of fruit and nuts and granola. But simultaneously, I noticed I was also breaking out BIG TIME on my forehead. After much trial and error of removing foods from my diet and products from my beauty regime, in effort to figure out the cause of my breakouts, I figured out I have a dairy intolerance.
I try really hard to avoid dairy nowadays and instead I have been using almond milk in its place. (That doesn’t mean I don’t indulge in ice cream every now and then! But then I’m always super annoyed the next day because my face is red and blotchy, ugh.)
I was buying organic almond milk from Whole Foods until I noticed many of the brands contain unnecessary additives. In particular, many brands contain an additive called carrageenan, which is NOT digestable and has no nutritional value. It is typically used to thicken the product however it causes ALOT of issues in your digestive track and immune system. Do your research people. These additives are linked to MANY diseases.
To avoid the unnecessary additives, I started making my own almond milk. You honestly won’t even believe how easy it is!
1 cup almonds
4 cups water, 3 cups water (separate)
1 large mason jar (or any container of choice)
1 Ellie’s Best nut milk bag (buy one here: Use promo code BOOCH for a sweet discount).
EASY PEASY PREPPING
First, I put the almonds and 4 cups water in the mason jar and let it sit for 6 hours (I usually let it soak all night).
LETS DO THIS!
After letting the nuts soak for a good amount of time, I drain the water from the nuts. I then blend the soaked nuts with 3 cups of (fresh) water in a blender.
Now you take your blended nut/water combination, and grab a bowl. Your going to pour the blend into the Ellie’s nut milk bag and put the bowl underneath the bag. The bag will catch the leftover almond and the bowl will catch the milk.
It’s as simple as that! Here you have your almond milk!
You can also add some flavor to your milk before you blend it. Typically, after the nuts have soaked but before I blend the nuts, I’ll add 1 tsp of vanilla abstract and 1 tsp of cinnamon. But honestly, dates add a real nice flavor as well. During the fall you can add some pumpkin spice. Have fun with it!
Let me know what you guys think. And don’t forget, if you want to purchase Ellie’s Best nut milk bag, use the code BOOCH for a sweet discount.
Enjoy your Friday all! Sip, sip and booch on!