Homemade Almond Milk

Ever thought about making your own Almond Milk but wasn’t sure how to do it?  Well, here is a simple recipe for making fresh, raw delicious almond milk which is a great alternative to cow, goat or soy milk.

1 cup Almonds with or without skins, soaked overnight*
3 cups filtered Water
2 Bananas or 2 Dates (optional)
3 tablespoons Maple Syrup
1 tablespoon Vanilla flavor

Drain the water from the almonds and discard.  Place all ingredients in a blender and blend at the highest speed until smooth.  Strain through cheesecloth.  Ready to drink or use in dishes!  Homemade raw almond milk will keep well in the refrigerator for three or four days.

*Removing Almond Skins: Soak almonds in hot water (for minimum of 6 hours), then pinch the nut and they will slide out of their skins.

Benefits of Almonds:  Great for the nervous system, provides support to the bowel system, nourishing and rejuvenating to the body’s reproductive systems and brain.  High in potassium, magnesium, phosphorus and protein.