Almond milk is not just for the vegan and lactose intolerant anymore! It’s a tasty dairy free alternative that is super easy to make at home. No need to by packaged milks that often contain unnecessary gums and thickeners, try it for yourself!
More and more people are trying to limit the amount of dairy they consume, and for good reason. Animal milks in general have very high inflammatory response which can worsen or be a contributing cause to various diseases. Depending on state laws, and the country of origin of the milk, animals may have been treated with bovine growth hormone or antibiotics to increase yields. Consuming milks that contain these chemical compounds can lead to hormone disruptions like, early or irregular periods, PMS, and thyroid issues among others. In addition, long term exposure to antibiotics can wipe out healthy digestive flora leading to digestive issues, and can lead to antibiotic resistance. This means that when you get sick and need antibiotics they won’t be as effective or won’t work to eliminate pathogens.
While it is important to note that almond milk does not have a similar nutritional profile as milk, most notably in the lesser protein content, it is a great alternative if you’re trying to cut down on dairy or to add to recipes.
½ Cup Raw almonds
4 Cups filtered water
½ tsp Sea Salt or Himalayan salt
½ tsp vanilla extract
1. Cover the almonds completely in water, and soak overnight. The almonds will expand by double so make sure to add extra water to account for this
2. Once the almonds have soaked dispose of the soaking water and rinse the nuts
3. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend on high until mixture is smoothed completely
4. Pour the mixture through a nut milk bag and into a bowl to remove the fibre, make sure to squeeze out any moisture so you are left with a dry pulp. Save or freeze the pulp to use for anything from almond flour, power balls and more.
5. Enjoy hot, cold or in a recipe. Stores up to 5 days in the fridge.
As always, let me know if you try this recipe! How you like to enjoy your almond milk, and what ways do you like to repurpose the pulp? Connect with me on my social media links below and #ladywellness so I can see your creations!