I can not believe I have been dairy free for almost two years and just learned how to make almond milk. It is super easy to do and comes out creamy and delicious. Do you soak your nuts? Well you should. Almonds contain phytic acid that binds to other minerals in you digestive tract making them unabsorbable. Which can lead to mineral decencies. They also have other enzyme inhibitors making them hard to digest. If you soak your nuts for 7 hours in pure water with a pinch of salt you will activate the good enzymes and neutralize the bad ones, making them more digestible and nutrient dense. Elson M. Haas MD in his book “Staying Healthy with Nutrition” says the Almond is the best all around nut. Almonds are a poly-unsaturated fat, high in linoleic acid(a powerful antinflammatory), Vitamin E, some B’s, a good source of calcium, copper, iron, zinc, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese and a little selenium. Get out you jar, buy some organic almonds and get your nuts soaking. Here is the recipe I was given from my friends at Salud Raw Cafe.
Homemade Almond Milk
1 1/2 cups of almonds soaked 7 hours in filtered water with a pinch of salt
4 cups filtered water
1 teaspoon vanilla powder, a whole bean or pure extract
Dash of Himalayan Salt.
Rinse the soaked Almonds really good, add all ingredients to a blender. Blend for a couple of minutes and pour into a nut bag or cheesecloth. Squeeze and squeeze til you get all the liquid out.
Easy peasy rich and creamy almond milk. This batch was all for treats. We made our own Peppermint Patties and Hot Chocolate.
Does anyone want the Peppermint Patty recipe? Comment below if you do.
Enjoy! You are what you eat, think and feel. Be kind and be real~Beth
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