Make Your Own Nut Milk

By February 14, 2017Eat, Recipes

I love almond milk and, really, all nut milks (or “mylks” as they are called in hipster health food world). Don’t get me wrong, I’m still big on dairy, unlike many others in the healthy living community, but it works for me, so I’ve stuck with it.

Back to nut milk. There are so many different varieties, and it’s fun to try them out. Plus, they’re great options if you’re lactose intolerant. Very often, however, the store bought kinds are loaded with additives and sweeteners, which isn’t ideal. True, there are some smaller companies now coming out with simpler, healthier nut milks that taste fabulous, but the price tags can be pretty high.

Solution? Make your own! I’m not going to pretend this is an equally convenient option, but every once in a while, it’s a good way to get your nut milk.

It’s simple, easy, healthy, absolutely delicious, and you really get a bang for your buck. I generally make almond milk, but the same method would work for any other nut of your choice, be it walnut, cashew, or hazelnut.

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Homemade Nut Milk

Time: 10 minutes, plus soaking nuts overnight

When to drink it: Anytime!

Perks: Delicious, nutritious, quick, cheap

Makes: 5 cups

Sh*t You Need:

1 cup raw almonds, soaked overnight
pinch of salt
4 cups water
a few pitted dates, 2 tbsp honey or 2 tbsp maple syrup, optional (for sweetness)

The recipe:

1. Drain the soaked almonds and peel off the skin. 

2. Add the salt, water, almonds, and sweetener (if using) to a high speed blender. 

3. Blend until the mixture is smooth. 

4. Strain using a cheesecloth, very fine strainer or nut milk bag. Save the pulp for use in smoothies, crackers, baked goods - anything!

5. Stir in the sweetener (if using).

6. Pour the milk into a jug or pitcher and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

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Author Tanvi Ahuja

Tanvi is a student at the University of Cambridge across the pond in the UK! Family, friends and food are her favorite things. She is obsessed with all things chocolate, strawberry and nut-butter and even has a food blog called Strawberry Chocolate Concoction. A black belt in karate and former competitive swimmer, Tanvi loves staying fit and encouraging others to do so as well. She’s happiest when surrounded by the people she loves - a sprinkling of yummy food and sunny weather wouldn’t hurt either!

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