Mmmm, homemade almond milk! This recipe can be made with any kind of nuts, but almond is my favorite. I've made this recipe with sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, cashews, and sometimes a blend. My husbands favorite is sunflower seed milk. It's really easy and taste so good! Also very nutritious to add to smoothies and recipes!!!
1c almond or other nuts/seeds
vanilla extract (optional)
agave, honey, or other sweetener (optional)
First, rinse & soak 1c of nuts for 4-12 hours.
I usually soak overnight. If you soak for longer then 12 hours make sure to rinse and add fresh water. Sunflower seeds only need to be soaked for 2-4 hours
Rinse with fresh water. Put almonds with 2c of water in blender. Blend for a minute or so and add 1-2 more cups of water (so about 4c total) and blend more. Add a tsp of vanilla extract and sweeten to taste.
I usually sweeten with agave, honey, or fresh dates.
Strain through multi-layered cheesecloth or a cloth bag.
and yes, I do drink it in a wine glass, I like fresh juice in a wine glass too, it makes it feel 'fancy' hehe!
I have been eating mainly raw foods for the past week, lots of fresh veggie juice, and the cooked food I do eat is mainly whole cooked grains (quinoa, rice, oats), steamed veggies, and eggs. I feel good eating this way, I have a lot more energy, but I spent over my grocery budget this week so I need to find some kind of balance to make this do-able!! Either way, I really love this almond milk!