Almond milk - a nutrient-rich, alkalanizing superdrink. It’s a great substitute for dairy, and I much prefer it to soy milk or other nut milks. It's great for digestion, and gives me instant energy.
It’s quick and easy to make fresh, too!
- Almonds* (1.5 cups, soaked)
- Water ** (2.5 cups)
Optional for taste:
- Agave syrup or honey (or 3 soaked, pitted medjool dates)
- Sea salt
- Black pepper
- Vanilla extract
- Kitchen blender & cheese cloth or fine-mesh strainer
- Alternatively: nut milk maker
Before you start: soak your almonds for 8 hours to neutralize phytates. Soaking or sprouting (=soaking/rinsing/soaking over a number of days) is a great idea for all nuts/grains/legumes you consume, because it makes nuts/grains/legumes easier to digest). DO NOT USE OR DRINK the soaking water.
There are nutmilk makers*** on the market, but from my own experience, the kitchen blender works perfectly fine, too! You’ll need a cheese cloth or fine sieve to strain the milk after blending.
Here’s how it works with the kitchen blender:
* preferably raw, with skin, i.e. not heat-treated, not sulfured
** The cleanest quality available to you - non-carbonated, of course. At the moment, I use tap water, run it through a carbon filter, and energize it with 8 healing crystals (1 for each of the 7 chakras plus a clear quartz). I have bought spring water in glass bottles before on the expensive end of the spectrum. On the no-frills end (even in major US metropolitan areas!) I have used tap water purified with the help of baby carrots. It all works. The important thing is that you do it. No excuses!
*** After about 2 years of using my regular kitchen blender to make my almond milk, I’ve bought a nutmilk maker. I love it! But it’s a question of optimizing money/space/time, so you may be perfectly happy with and well-served by your blender.
**** You can discard the pulp, or keep it to add to your next green smoothie or make your own pralinés by adding dried dates, shredded dried coconut and cocoa powder
Solveig Caroline originally studied and practiced energetic healing modalities to "job-proof" her body and mind, when she found herself in a full-blown burnout while working on Wall Street. Her passionate curiosity about natural/spiritual healing and intense desire to share the treasure trove of insights & lessen the burden on other highly ambitious and madly busy souls had her establish eMateria in 2012.
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