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!
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.
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!
Once it’s all in there… Lift it up and let it strain
Until it starts getting a little dry… and then squeeze all the last bits of goodness out
And that’s it!! The entire process was under 10 minutes! And SO worth it!
From there I made a creamy, dreamy breakfast smoothie
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)
Blend it up with about 3/4 cup of your fresh creamy almond milk!
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!!
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!