Almond Milk 🍶 was 💛 “My First”…💛

almondmilk photograph: fusion photography

 

Hello Raw Foodists, Ok so it has been awhile since I last posted something. But what I can say I’m back and I apologize in advance!! I also have my day job as a fashion designer and summer is usually my busiest season. Ok blah, blah, blah, enough about me, how about some raw food recipes!

Ok Here’s one of my favorite recipes I make almost weekly. This recipe holds a special place in my heart. It was one of my first “Raw Food Recipes” I discovered and what basically brought me to love Raw Foods.  About 3 years ago I was researching heavily on the internet about natural foods right after watching the movie “Food Inc.” . (Note If you have not watched it, please do so it will change your outlook on eating and life in general) And I landed on the first link that attracted me to raw everything, thedeliciousrevolution.com   I studied her website as well as other links. I was so eager to try out any raw food recipe that the only recipe I can actually make was almond milk. Considering the lack of appliances and utensils I had at the time, all I had was my magic bullet, a blender, almonds, honey and organza (a sheer fabric) as my strainer. (Remember I’m a fashion designer so I have tons of leftover fabric .. I used organza as my strainer because I didn’t have cheesecloth at the time so I took whatever cloth I had laying around..lol.)

So now you know why Almond Milk holds a special place in my heart, it was my first. So with the proper kitchen appliances and tools, here is my version and my very first Raw Food Recipe, Almond Milk.

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Almond Milk

Tools: High speed blender, cheesecloth, strainer, funnel, bowl, 1 liter glass bottle

Ingredients:
1 Cup of almonds (soaked overnight, 8-10 hrs)
1 Liter of water
1 Tsp of vanilla
1 Tbsp of Honey

 

Directions
(1) Use your bowl and strainer to wash and drain the soaked almonds. Then remove the skin of the almonds with your fingers.

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(2) Add the nuts and water in a high-speed blender.

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(3) Once everything has been blended use a cheesecloth, bowl and strainer to strain the mixture. Try to remove as much of the liquid as possible.
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pulp

(4) After you separated the strained pulp and milk. Put the milk back into the high-speed blender and add the vanilla and honey. Then store the milk into a 1 liter glass container. Keeps in the fridge for up to 5 days.

(5) Store the almond pulp in a glass container up to 3 days in the fridge, or you can freeze it.

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With the leftover pulp,  I discovered that I can make almond flour and many other recipes that led me to buying my dehydrator. Check out my journey in discovering the power of a dehydrator on my next blog!! Until then Raw Foodists have fun and spoil yourself!!

Here’s a link on 11 benefits of Almond Milk…mmm it sure does a body good!!

http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/benefits-almond-milk.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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