I get the RAW FOOD email recipe thing (I'm cool like that) and I thought I'd share this one with you! What a way to get your vitamins, minerals and protein!! Here it is:
We use nut milks a lot as a base for our smoothies and elixirs. Goes great in a raw cereal and it's also a fabulous treat just by itself! (we dip fruit slices in ours - we make it thicker)
Recipe: Almond Milk
Makes 1-2 servings
1 cup raw almonds
3 cups of spring or filtered water
liquid stevia (or honey), to taste
pinch of Celtic Sea Salt or Himalayan Crystal Salt
To make it extra good, add:
1 vanilla bean or a teaspoon of vanilla bean powder (optional)
1 tablespoon coconut oil (optional)
1 tbsp lecithin - thickens into a thick creamy texture (optional)
ice cubes (optional)
Soak the almonds for 30 minutes to 2 hours with purified water. When ready, drain the soaking water.
Place almonds into the blender, and add 3 cups fresh purified water.
Blend on high until smooth.
Pour the contents of the blender into a nut milk bag. Using a nut milk bag, squeeze the mixture and push the milk out, keeping the almond pulp inside the bag. We get our favorite nut milk bags from The Raw Food World. They last the longest!
If using coconut oil, make sure to melt it first into a liquid by placing your coconut oil glass jar in a bowl of hot water until it melts.
Add the rest of the ingredients if you have them and blend on high for another 20-30 seconds until all the ingredients are completely homogenized.
Add ice cubes if you like it cold.
Almond milk will stay good if left in the refrigerator (sealed in a glass jar) for 2-3 days.
Enjoy your almond milk! Make sure to try this recipe with other nuts and seeds and experiment. Find your favorite need/seed milk and enjoy it on a regular basis.