I love Almond milk, it’s definitely my favourite dairy substitute when it comes to milk. I always have it with my cereal, hot chocolate, porridge – you name it! Instead of buying it why not try making this at home? it’s really easy and you know there won’t be any added sugars, that’s for sure! Here’s my lovely sister Dania sharing the easy way of making Almond milk…
‘I simply love almond milk. It makes an excellent dairy alternative as it is packed full of vitamins like vitamin E which is great for the skin, I always use it in my porridge, bircher muesli, granola and my favourite as a hot chocolate drink in the winter. Utterly delicious!’
1 cup of blanched organic almonds ( if you use normal almonds you will have to remove the skin)
3 cups of water
Medjool dates or raw honey to sweeten.
Start by soaking the blanched almonds over night. It is important you soak them, Once ready drain them and place in the blender together with your water. Blend for one or two minutes till the milk is lovely and creamy. Place a jam strainer bag or muslim cloth in a jug and pour the almond milk, squeezing the bag to get all the milk out. I like my almond milk unsweetened. However if you prefer it sweet you can add some medjool dates or raw honey into the milk and then pour it back into the blender and blend. Once you have done this pour into a glass bottle sealing it tight and place in the fridge. It should last for a week. You will have to shake it each time you open it as it tends to separate. Enjoy!
Dania Trapani is a fully qualified nutritional therapist and naturopath. Make sure to follow her blog for her latest recipes and healthy tips.