Making my own homemade almond milk has always been a little scary and I had no idea where to start. Finally I figured it out! Milking almonds has never been easier! You guys have no idea how simple this actually is.
Homemade Almond Milk
I’ve been hearing all of these rumors about almond milk lately that have been worrying me a little bit, since I probably have about 1-2 Cups per day with smoothies and things like that. People are saying that store bought almond milk contains more sugar than most candies out there!
I had to do the research for myself to get to the bottom of this. So, the truth is that the sweetened and flavors almond milks are simply not good for you. They contain high amounts of added sugar and weird ingredients to keep them fresh.
If you buy store bought almond milk ALWAYS select the unsweetened original flavor which doesn’t contain any added sugars or flavorings. However, it still contains other additives like sodium and preservatives. So, this week I decided to try to make my own fresh from the nipple… I mean almond! 🙂
How to milk the almonds: The full video – I made this quick and easy video tutorial for you guys that’s super easy to follow! I hope it’s a huge help and you enjoy watching! Subscribe to my channel for more fun recipe how tos and fitness tips!
What do I do with all this extra almond mush?
Once you make your almond milk, you will notice that you have this leftover mushy stuff. SAVE IT! Just freeze the stuff of keep it in the fridge for up to 7 days.
You can add this mushy goodness to smoothies and nicecream for a little extra plant based protein, or you can add it to dressings for a creamy texture. Use less than a tablespoon per serving since this stuff it pretty concentrated.
For Smoothies & Nicecream: Just add about a tablespoon to the blender before blending and enjoy!
For Dressings: Just add some lemon juice and balsamic vinegar to the mix and water it down to your liking! Super healthy and packed with some good for your proteins and fats from the almonds!
How cost effective is making your own almond milk?
If you buy your almonds like a f***ing boss, you can save tons! If you go through one carton of almond milk per week, you are capable of saving $97 per year by switching to homemade almond milk! Let’s break it down…
There are about 8 cups of liquid in a regular carton of almond milk. This will cost you about $3.00 making it cost about .37¢ per cup.
You can get 3 pounds (of 48 cups) of Kirkland almonds off of Amazon for $20. 1 cup of almonds makes 3 cups of almond milk. With this one bag of almonds, you can make 144 cups of milk making it cost about .14¢ per cup.
Store bought almond milk = $3.00 per carton
Homemade almond milk = $1.12 per carton
If you go through one carton of almond milk per week, you will save $97 per year by switching to homemade almond milk!
Order your 3 pound bag of almonds HERE, get them by tomorrow, and start saving! This 3 pound bag could last you 18 week if you drink about 1 carton (or 8 cups) of milk per week!!
Homemade Almond Milk
- 1 Cup Almonds
- 3 Cups Water
Soak 1 Cup of almonds for 8 hours or overnight.
Add the 1 Cup of soaked almond and 3 cups of filtered water to a high speed blender. Blend on high for 2 minutes.
Use a bowl, strainer, and a tea towel to strain the milk. Squeeze all the liquid out of the tea towel with your hands until it seems dry.
Save the leftover almond mush for added protein and creaminess in smoothies or nicecream!
Keep the milk in a sealed jar or container for up to 7 days. You can freeze the leftover mush until you are ready to use it for smoothies or nicecream.
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