I make a smoothie nearly every day. I use almond milk as my liquid. I mix fruit, usually a frozen berry mix and a banana, honey, fresh kale and I have a few supplements I throw into the mix.
Here is my almond milk recipe. It is really easy to make. You need a few supplies. You need a blender, a nut milk bag for straining and bottles to store your milk, I prefer glass. Below is a link for the nut milk bags I use. https://www.amazon.com/Cheesecloth-Unbleached-Washable-Reusable-Strainer/dp/B07QCRGDKX/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=nut+milk+bag&qid=1586197702&sprefix=nut+mil&sr=8-4
1. Start by soaking whole unbleached almonds in water overnight.
2. Drain water off of almonds and give them a good rinse.
3. Blend 3 cups of water with one cup of almonds. You could do this on larger quantities if you have a big blender.
4. Pour liquid into a large jar using the nut milk bag to catch the pulp.
5. Slowly pull out the bag and give a good firm squeeze to release the milk from the pulp.
6. Pour almond milk into clean jars and store in the refrigerator.
You can add different things to your milk to flavor it. Honey, Maple Syrup, Vanilla…I choose to keep my plain, unsweetened because I add honey to my smoothies.
Homemade almond milk has a tendency to separate, always give it a good shake before serving.
Now for the pulp. Don’t throw it away! There is good nutrients in the pulp. You can throw it in your baking recipes. You can refrigerate it or freeze it. You can also dehydrate it in the oven by spreading it out in a thin layer on a cookie sheet and put in the oven on the lowest setting for a couple of hours until you get a dry consistency. You can then have the option of grinding it into a finer power and you will have almond flour.
I made these Almond Energy Balls. They are a great snack to keep in the refrigerator. Here is the link to the recipe. https://jewellsboutique.blog/2020/04/06/almond-energy-balls-made-from-almond-pulp/
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