Fresh Homemade Almond Milk Recipe


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ALMOND MILK RECIPE
Fresh, homemade almond milk is a delicious milk substitute and is super easy to make from scratch. This homemade almond milk recipe is a complete treat and probably the milk substitute we make the most often.

Almond milk is a wonderful substitute to animal milk, and it’s benefits are excellent for both health and beauty.  Homemade almond milk has many nutritious benefits such as vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.  It’s light and crisp flavor make it ideal for cereals, coffee creamer, smoothies, and ice creams.  Plus there are so many ways to tweak the recipe, and try something new!

Blender Babes recommends that if you really want to enjoy almond milk, to definitely want to invest in a Nut Milk Bag to remove the nut pulp after blending in your Blendtec or Vitamix or other high powered blender or food processor.  It’s actually kind of fun to milk the bag!  Just pretend it’s a cow’s teet and you grew up on a farm.  Only you can do it on your own schedule, not at sunrise :p  Some people reserve the nut pulp to use for later recipes, otherwise throw it away and clean your nut milk bag immediately after using. Also, using raw almonds is much healthier than dry roasted almonds, so stick with those but make sure to soak them overnight. Subscribe to know when we add other delicious milk substitute recipes too!How to Make Your Own Almond Milk in a Blendtec or Vitamix Blender by @BlenderBabes

ALMOND MILK RECIPE
 
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Recipe type: Milk Substitute
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 cup of almonds (dry roasted or raw – if raw soak for 12 hours overnight)
  • 3 cups purified water
  • 1 cup ice

  • OPTIONAL SWEETENER
  • 3 tablespoons honey OR molasses OR a 2 to 3 soaked/pitted dates
  • 2 to 5 drops or 1 teaspoon Stevia or other sugar substitute of choice

  • OPTIONAL FLAVOR
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Instructions
  1. Add above ingredients to jar and secure the lid.
  2. For Blendtec: Press the WHOLE JUICE Button
  3. For Vitamix: Select VARIABLE, speed #1. Turn on machine and quickly increase speed to #10; then to HIGH. Run for 1 1/2 minutes or until smooth.
  4. Strain through a 4 layer cheesecloth or use a nut milk bag

HEALTH BENEFITS & FUN FACTS
The tear-shaped almond has been a culinary favorite since ancient times.  The Romans believed they were also fertility charms and so threw them at newlyweds (ouch! way bigger than rice!)

Almonds are a rich source of several nutrients that can play a significant role in the prevention and treatment of various health concerns.  For example, when it comes to heart disease, five large studies (Nurses Health Study, Iowa Healthy Study, and others) found that nut consumption is associated with a lower risk for heart disease – the #1 killer in America. Almonds appear to reduce post-meal increases in blood sugar levels, which is helpful for diabetics.

Results of a study published in the International Journal of Obesity and Related Matabolic Disorders found that including almonds in a low calorie diet (high in monounsaturated fats) can help overweight individuals lose weight more effectively than a low-calorie diet high in complex carbohydrates.

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About Tarashaun Hausner

Tarashaun founded Blender Babes in 2011, after discovering Blendtec and Vitamix blenders and realizing their massive potential to help people eat healthier AND heal their chronic illnesses through food. Her desire is to create a MOVEMENT: to encourage and teach people how to make inexpensive, fast and healthy meals and snacks at home, and to test, review and share an abundance of healthy living products and advice. See ALL our videos on YouTube, chat with BB on Twitter, Join the Fun on Facebook, Share Hers and Their Recipes on Pinterest, Go Behind the Scenes on Instagram, and Add me on Google+

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  1. Stephanie says:

    While I agree that almond milk is healthier than almost all other milks, you have to reevaluate this statement: “It’s lower calorie than even fat-free or skim milk ..” If you enter these ingredients into almost any recipe/nutrition calculator you’ll see that one cup of homemade almond milk is 180 calories, which is more than even whole cow milk. Still good for you, but certainly not low-calorie!

    • Blender Babes says:

      Yes Stephanie, Thank you so much for pointing out our error! We have updated our post and appreciate your feedback. Welcome to our site, we hope you join our communities. To Your Health! xo ~Blender Babes

  2. Michella SongBird Boyd PLEASE show this to Grandmother Boyd for me… Tell her I said Hook me up! HAHAHAHA But wait till I'm there to do it with her. :)

    • Homemade milk substitutes are fun to make and sooooo tasty! We add a little vanilla and/or raw cacao for something different, and use a base for smoothies, ice cream, and as a coffee creamer :)

  3. Hi! I am going to try this recipe but, I have a question. Do you soak the 1 C almonds in the 3/4 C water and add that to the blender or the water that you soak the almonds in you have to dump out and add 3/4 C new water? Just dont wanna mess it up. Thanks

    • Blender Babes says:

      Hey KB! Definitely use fresh water (2 to 3 cups depending on how you like it). I prefer 3 cups of water and use a nut milk bag to make it extra smooth. If I make a small portion quickly for a smoothie or ice cream however, I’ll use 1/4 cup of almonds and about 1.5 cups of water and don’t use a nut milk bag. :) Let us know how it goes! :)

  4. Revised to my post: 3 Cups water- sorry.