Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Fresh Macca Flavored Almond Milk!

I was SO inspired this morning when one of my readers, Jana mentioned that she made fresh almond milk!!   I remember when I was doing my raw foods course last summer, we made almond milk, hemp milk and a few other nutty milks and they were so good!

This is the recipe she sent me!

Of course I didn’t follow the rules! Winking smile 

Macca Flavored Almond Milk (Unsweetened!)

1 cup raw almonds

1 tsp macca powder (would up it to 1 TBSP next time)

3 cups water

a tsp good quality vanilla (Mine was from Mexico – sooo good)

BLEND UP 1 cup of almonds and 1 cup water, macca and vanilla

Once almonds look a bit smooth, add other 2 cups of water… until it looks like this.

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Frothy goodness.

Then pour it through a strainer bag (mine is for nut milk, but you could use panty hose, a pudding bag (for any Newfoundlanders reading) or whatever you have!)  You can usually find these at the health food store!

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Keep pouring

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Once it’s all in there…  Lift it up and let it strain

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Until it starts getting a little dry… and then squeeze all the last bits of goodness out

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And that’s it!!  The entire process was under 10 minutes!   And SO worth it!

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From there I made a creamy, dreamy breakfast smoothie

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3 huge handfuls spinach

1 frozen banana

2 tsp macca powder (oh yes, I heart this stuff)

1 tbsp Vega Shake and Go Almond Vanilla (SO GOOD)

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Blend it up with about 3/4 cup of your fresh creamy almond milk!

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This smoothie should be illegal!  It is SO amazing.

And it feels like it will fill me up too!

Thank you SO much Jana for the inspiration – I think you’ve created a monster!!

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ps.  I’m going to play with the pulp from the almonds and see what I can come up with!!

Any suggestions – let er rip!

Ps… because I know someone will ask.  I buy my macca at either Navitas Naturals or Real Raw Foods

12 comments:

  1. Yum!! There's nothing better than homemade almond milk. :)

    I've been experimenting with Maca again recently, after taking a raw food class, too! They said it was GREAT for women (about a 1/4 tsp. a day) but that you should be careful when giving it to men! Apparently, it can make them more aggressive? Our teacher told us they use to give maca to warriors before going into battle, so that they would get angry and riled up... great for battle, but maybe not so great if you just want to hang out with your hubby. :)

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  2. Love it!! It's looks really creamy and delicous!

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  3. I have never made almond milk before but now I want to! These pictures would be very helpful :) and thank you for your comments!!!

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  4. You can make taco filling with raw almond pulp. In a food processor add almond pulp, avocado, tomatoes, chili powder, cumin and salt (all to desired taste) and blend until mixed. Use romaine lettuce like a wrap and put taco filing, salsa and/or guacamole on it. Hope you like it!

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  5. Homemade almond milk is good! So easy but I never do it, hahaha. But what is macca?

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  6. Homemade any milk is delicious. Love the idea of adding in some maca in there :) good stuff!!!

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  7. thats some serious perfection! I must try it. I've only made pecan milk.
    Thanks jess!

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  8. AHHH i need to make home made milk- my vitamix would be put to good use if i did that!

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  9. I have seen so many people making their own nut milks-I want to join the cool kids club! haha....love vega-I think that almond taste like a sugar cookie!

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  10. Looks fantastic. I haven't tried Maca yet, can't believe that but it is true.
    I use our almond pulp to make raw cookies or to add to my raw pie crusts.
    Peace and Raw Health,
    Elizabeth

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  11. I have never tried to make my own nut milks, but I think I need to change that... it looks sooooooo dreamy!

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