Makes about 2 cups
1 cup of raw, organic almonds
2 cups of water
Natural sweeteners like honey, agave nectar, stevia, maple syrup (optional)
Bowls, for soaking and straining
Blender or Food Processor
1. Place the almonds in a bowl and cover with about an inch of water. Soak them overnight for 2 days. The almonds will absorb the water, so make sure to use filtered or natural spring water if you can. You can leave them on the counter and cover with a cloth overnight, or refrigerate them and let them soak for about 2 days. The longer you soak them the creamier the almond milk.
2. Drain and Rinse. Drain the almonds from the soaking water and rinse them with cool water.
3. Combine almonds in a blender. Take the rinsed almonds and put them and two cups of water in a blender of food processor. Blend at the highest speed for about 2-3 minutes until the water turns white and opaque.
4. Strain the almonds. Using a cheesecloth, strain the almond mixture into a medium-sized bowl. You should get about 2 cups of almond milk. Don’t discard the almond meal though, you can use this to add to your smoothies or oatmeal!
5. Sweeten to taste. This is optional, but you can add your natural sweetener to the almond milk. Mix in the sweetener to desired taste.
6. Store in Refrigerator. Homemade almond milk can last for about two days in the refrigerator.
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