1 Nov 2010

Almond Milk

Since I've been reading a lot of American blogs I notice a lot of people seem to be drinking almond milk, being in a small town in the UK almond milk was something I had never come across but had been desparate to try. The closest I ever got was Rice Dream Almond & Hazelnut flavoured rice milk - I love it but only drink it on it's, in a smoothie, or in porridge to add flavour and sweetness, it's very weird in cereal or tea/coffee.

This weekend I came across a health food shop I never knew we had and saw that they stocked almond milk, but a carton was £3.15 and I was sure I remembered reading how easy it is to make your own almond milk, since I'd recently bought a huge sack of almonds for £4


I figured it made sense to give it a go! It really is easy! And a fraction of the cost - since you can get a couple of glasses out of just 1 cup of almonds and some water.

I used this recipe here from Choosing Raw, bought a big jar from Asda for £1 and a re-useable muslin cloth from John Lewis for £4.

I soaked 1 cup of almonds in 2 cups of water and left them over night.


In the morning I added 1/8 cup agave and 3 dates and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract and blended it for a couple of minutes


Put the muslin cloth over tha jar, poured in the blended almond mixture  and left it to drain through for a couple of hours


And then had a taste!


And soaked some more almonds for later!

It's really nice, an unusual taste that will take a bit of getting used to but I like it! Looking forward to making a Green Monster using some! I just flavoured mine with a little vanilla but if you follow the link to Choosing Raw there are some more flavour suggestions there.

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