Thursday, July 23, 2015

Homemade Almond Milk... Mmmm

Things I don't understand in my food gross me out. I really barely eat anything processed but there's one thing that I do unfortunately consume on a daily basis which I buy in a giant plastic container with a giant plastic cap every week (seriously the cap seems unnecessarily large)... almond milk. I have it every morning in my cappuccino and I've finally gotten the fluff down so I can't commit to changing my steamed milk. 

I've been wanting to make my own from scratch for a while but I don't know just never did until yesterday. And damn was it really easy and super tasty. I'm drinking it right now in my cappuccino and feeling very proud. 

As with most recipes I didn't really follow except the basic idea but you can certainly find plenty of step-by-step guides if you google. I just soaked a big bowl of almonds for 8 hours, drained and then blended with a few cups of filtered water, vanilla extract, and a generous scoop of raw honey. Then you strain the milk from the pulp out through a nut milk bag into a glass jar and violà! No really, violà!

Starting now I can reuse my glass jar over and over and over every week, eliminating those once-a-week gigantic plastic containers and the cherry on top (or bottom depending which is more important to you), I'm not starting my day ingesting something that freaks me out. 

Save the almond pulp because I hear online you can make cool stuff with that too (raw cookies, oatmeal, etc). I'm going to try almond pulp, shredded coconut, almond butter (also insanely easily homemade), chia seed and raw honey no bake bars.