We stopped drinking dairy milk in our household quite some time ago. In our family we found that dairy wasn’t so easy on the tummies, so we incorporated almond milk into our diets. I usually bought the in-store almond milk, but always wanted to try to make my own. So with a little trial and error I ended up with an easy recipe that the whole family loved. Its simple and quick, plus it is a great activity to do with the kids.
1 cup almonds
2 cups water (if you like a thinner consistency add more water, for thicker consistency add less)
1 tbsp agave
1 tsp vanilla extract
Pour one cup of almonds in a bowl, cover with water. Cover the almonds with a cloth and soak the almonds overnight or for at least 8 hours.
Drain and rinse the almonds under cool water.
Add almonds to blender (I use a Vitamix) along with water.
Add agave and vanilla extract.
Blend on high for 2 minutes.
Pour the almond milk through a cheese cloth into a bowl.
Press the almond milk from the almond meal inside the cheese cloth. You should get about two cups of almond milk.
Bottle almond milk, refrigerate for up to two days and enjoy!
Photo Credit: Kate Hauschka