For those of you who are lactose intolerant or sick and tired of soy and rice milk, almond milk is a creamy and delicious alternative! Almonds contain calcium as well as essential fatty acids that help regulate metabolism. You can find it in the store or try this tasty recipe below.
1 cup raw almonds
4 1/2 cups filtered water
1 tbsp honey
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1. Soak almonds in water for at least six hours.
2. Drain soaked almonds & blend w/ 4 cups of fresh water until you get a milk-like consistency.
3. Blend with dates (that have been soaked for at least an hour or honey) optional*
4. Strain once to remove almond granules.
The result is a delicious, creamy milk that’s free of added oils, concentrated sugars, and synthetic nutrients. This all-natural almond milk keeps for four to five days in an air-tight jar in the refrigerator.