I love drinking dairy alternatives, but the ones I find in the store taste like plastic oil water. I just got confirmation from my roommate that this recipe is incredible.
What you will need for this recipe:
A blender, a nut milk sack or cheesecloth, a bowl.
Ingredients include: 1 cup of almonds, a small handful of dates or 2 TBS honey, 1tsp vanilla, and a dash of salt.
It all starts the night before. Soaking nuts is such a wonderful habit to form, it makes the nutrients much more readily available.
The next step is to take your ingredients outside and photograph them! Just kidding, its time for the blender. Add a quart of water (4 cups) with all the ingredients and blend it well. I often let it sit for a few minutes after, and blend it again.
Pour the mixture into a nut milk sack or cheesecloth (folded many times) over a bowl, and wring it out.
And voila! Delicious almond milk! The almond meal can be refrigerated and used in baking, recipes coming soon.
Bonus recipe: my daily smoothie! Combine 1 cup of whole milk plain yogurt (I like Strauss), 1 banana, two leaves of kale or two huge handfuls or spinach, 1 cup almond milk, 2 TBS raw hemp powder, 1 cup of frozen fruit, and blend! I drink it every morning, and my roommate often joins me.