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 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!
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
|Check out that froth!|
- 2 Tb unsweetened almond butter
- 4 cups filtered water
- pinch of salt and splash of vanilla, optional
- Thin cloth/nut milk bag
- Place water and almond butter (salt and vanilla also if using) in a blender and blend till it turns white.
- Pour through cloth or nut milk bag as there may be tiny bits of almonds left. I put the cloth directly over my milk container and pour all the milk right in.
- That's it!!!!
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.
*The brand of almond butter I had at the time was a skinned one and therefore it is a lighter color. The milk will still turn white if you use almond butter with skins that is brown.
|Milk mustache coming my way!|
|In the fridge next to my container of store bought almond milk. The store bought one is chocolate flavored and was my last one in the house so I opened it. But now that I made my own, I don’t know if the other will get used. Maybe i’ll put some in a smoothie. Just add cocoa powder to the homemade one for the chocolate version!|