I previously published this article almost a year ago, but wanted to bring it back to the forefront. I use it all the time and each time its easier and easier! Honestly, its a 5 minute process in my weekly meal prep. What’s five more minutes? A week of almond milk, that’s what 😉 Hope you enjoy!
So I kept seeing postings about how easy it is to make your own almond milk and kept thinking, “I should try that! But…its easy to just buy…” Why not just buy a container of almond milk ready to go? Its not that much. Well, when I was completing a recent whole30 challenge I needed to cut out all preservatives so premade almond milk was out of the picture, but for our routine smoothies were not out. I decided to go for it and make my own batch and it turns out its SO EASY. Here’s the “recipe” I follow…which I’m not even sure I can call it that because its just 2 ingredients!!
1. Soak 1 c. almonds for 6-12 hours in a jar full of water
2. Strain the almonds from the water and discard water
3. Blend Almonds and 4 c. of fresh water in a food processor or blender
5. AND THAT’S IT! You can mix in honey, vanilla, cinnamon or even cacao! I like to mix it up with new flavors.
Whole30: For a sweetener thats Whole30 approved, go for dates! I would suggest blending the almonds and water to a pulp and then adding in the dates, blending and prior to continuing on to the straining.
You can keep it for 3-4 days in the fridge! YUM!
Now, go on and save some $$$ with homemade almond milk!!
Also, a HUGE thanks to my friend Alyssa for these awesome pictures and a fun afternoon!!