When I started eating a cleaner diet I realized that I was sensitive to milk. Every time I had a bowl of cereal or cup of coffee my stomach would kill me. I always read about how good almond milk is in comparison to cow’s milk so I gave it a try.
First I tried unsweetened almond milk. I have to be honest- the smell reminded me of dirty diapers, yuck! The taste was odd as well and drinking it plain in a cup was definitely not happening. I tried the sweetened kind and that was better, but really didn’t want to use one with added sugars.
After that I began to make my own almond milk by blending whole soaked almonds with water and straining them in a cloth. The result was much better than the store bought kind, no stinky smell! I added some vanilla and stevia or maple syrup to sweeten and it was pretty good. Problem is it made a big mess. I was left with all this almond pulp that was such a shame to waste. I would freeze it to use at some point or another and never remember till I would clean out the freezer. It also requires you to use 1 cup of almonds for 3-4 cups of water. I really hated blending up my precious almonds for milk that would last MAYBE a week.
That’s when I got this great idea that I am super excited to share! (hence all the exclamation points in this post) If you blend almond butter together with water you get….almond milk! I can go on forever talking about how amazing this is. It is basically mess free, takes seconds to make, and tastes so so so amazing. You only need to use a couple tablespoons of almond butter so no more wasting cups of almonds either. Woohoo!
|Check out that froth!|
Easiest Homemade Almond Milk Ever
2 Tb unsweetened almond butter
4 cups filtered water
Place water and almond butter in a blender and blend till it turns white.
I used my magic bullet, so I blend 2 cups at a time since it is smaller.
The result is a frothy, yummy, creamy almond milk that I CAN drink on its own in a glass. Although I mostly enjoy it in my coffee.
|Milk mustache coming my way!|
If you want you can add 1/2 tsp vanilla extract and 1 tsp of sweetener like honey, maple syrup, or stevia.
I do that sometimes and it is too good!
This lasts in your fridge 5 days possibly 7, but it never stays in our fridge that long as I drink it all up!
Be sure to give the bottle a shake before using.
You can also use more almond butter if you’d like for an even creamier milk.
|Pour into a bottle to store in the fridge|
*The brand of almond butter I had at the time was a skinned one and therefore it is a lighter color than most almond butters out there, but the milk will still turn white if you use almond butter with skins that is brown.