Recipe: Delicious Homemade Almond Milk

Almond milk is delicious and chock-full of healthy nutrients – but like many healthy foods they can lose some of their nutritional power when they are produced for mass consumption. So if you love almond milk and want to get the most nutrition, try making your own! It’s really easy.

Step One

Soak one cup (or more) of almonds in water, overnight. This will soften up the almonds.

Step Two

Rinse the almonds thoroughly. In a blender or food processor, mix and blend with 3 cups of water (per one cup almonds), 1 tbsp maple syrup, and 1 tsp vanilla extract. Blend until reasonably smooth.

Step Three

Now you need to strain out the “meat” and get the milk! All you need is some cheesecloth to separate the milk out. You’ll be left with almond pulp, or meal, which you can reuse in various recipes.

Recipe Tips

-Always opt for organic ingredients when possible.

-Use filtered water to soak the almonds and blend with almonds.

-If you plan on making almond milk often, consider purchasing a reusable nut milk bag to strain almond milk from pulp.

-Almond milk will keep for 2-3 days in your refrigerator.

Almond Meal

The leftover, wet almond meal can be used in smoothies, incorporated into baked goods, or mixed into yogurt or oatmeal. If you’re not going to use the almond meal immediately, you’ll need to either dry it out or freeze it for later use. To dry out the paste into almond meal, you can use a dehydrator, or spread it onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and then bake it at 200°F until completely dry. It might take a few hours.

Using Almond Milk

Almond milk can be used in pretty much any recipe that calls for regular milk: baking, soups, sauces, ice cream or desserts – and it’s absolutely delicious on its own! Almond milk is also perfect for smoothies, like our Plant Power Smoothie:

Plant Power Smoothie

Blend or shake and enjoy! Kick it up a notch by adding your favorite greens, fruits or other delicious additions.

Here’s a great green smoothie to try with your Homemade Almond Milk:

The Popeye

  • 1-1 ½ cups almond milk
  • 1 scoop Plant Protein Powder (flavor of choice)
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 handful spinach
  • 1 tbsp almond meal leftover from Almond Milk recipe

Blend until smooth and enjoy! Feel free to experiment with other almond milk smoothies – add some leafy greens, fruits or other tasty additions. The options are endless!