Fresh almond milk is quite different than the store bought variety. It’s light, fresh tasting, and full of healthful fats, vitamins, and minerals.
Almonds are rich in vitamin E, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. Studies have shown that almonds can reduce the risk of heart disease. In addition, the high fiber content gives almonds a prebiotic property, assisting in the health of the gastrointestinal tract.
When shopping for your ingredients, make sure you buy raw almonds, not roasted.
- 1 cup raw almonds
- 3 cups water
- sea salt, if desired
- vanilla, if desired
- sweetener of choice, if desired
- And for a twist in flavor…a banana.
1. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add almonds and blanch for 3 minutes. Drain and cool slightly.
2. Place almonds on a clean dish towel and rub to remove the skins.
3. Add the blanched almonds and 3 cups water to a blender and blend until silky.
4. Strain the almond mixture through a chinois (or tripled-up cheese cloth if you don’t have a chinois) to remove any solids.
5. Season with sea salt, vanilla, or sweetener of choice, depending on use. Blend the banana with the almond milk for the extra ‘umph’.