I did it! I made Almond Milk, at home all by myself. Actually Ari was my sous chef. It was so stinking easy that it really isn’t much of an accomplishment.
I’m a part of an awesome “mommy” group called Atlanta Warrior Moms. It’s a, “group that gives moms the support and educational resources needed to make healthy parenting decisions!. . . is designed to teach, inspire, and engage parents who want to embrace a positive, healthy, and holistic lifestyle for the entire family. . . moms can come together to ask tough questions, share parenting strategies, discuss relevant wellness topics, and create lifelong friendships.”
– From Atlanta Warrior Moms Meetup Page
If you are in the Atlanta area I’d encourage you to check them out, maybe I’ll see you there?!
Last week I attended a workshop on Power Foods for Kids and we learned to make many yummy recipes, I’ll share some of the other recipes with you all another time; the Avocado Chocolate Pudding Was AMAZING!
Some brands of store bought Almond milk have a pretty lengthy list of ingredients — many of us prefer shorter ingredient lists these days, and for good reason. You will have the peace of mind knowing exactly what is in your homemade Almond milk. Home-made Almond Milk is not only healthier it’s more affordable and easily customized!
What You Will Need
- Mesh Sifter or Cheesecloth
- Measuring Cup
- Container for storing the milk
- Raw Almonds/Cashews/Hazelnuts (Really any nut you’d like you can even mix nuts)
- Flavoring (Vanilla etc.) optional
- Sweetener (Honey, Dates, Maple Syrup etc.) optional
As Easy As One . . . Two . . . Three . . .
- Add 1 cup of Almonds to blender
- Add 4 cups of Water
- Blend Blend Blend… As you can see I don’t have a fancy blender either. It’s a Hamilton Beach Blender and it was under $33. Thank you Amazon!
- Pour mixed through mesh strainer or cheese cloth.
- Refrigerate, and you are DONE!
Good To Know
I did NOT soak the almonds. During the workshop we were told that soaking would make it easier to blend. But after doing my own research there are other reasons to soak to make the nuts healthier. Knowledge can be a pain in my behind. For now I think I’m doing pretty well by making my own milk to start with. One step at a time. Maybe one day I’ll soak them. If you want to soak the recommended time is 12 hrs…so over night. Your Milk Should last 5 days in the fridge!
Ari loved helping. The blender really excites him!
And as you can see he loves mommy’s Almond Milk
If you try this recipe let me know how you liked it especially if you customized with flavors! Pumpkin Spice Almond milk sounds yummy! It’s fall after all 🙂 You can find me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram to name a few… Social Media is insane lol.