Once you have had homemade almond milk, you won’t want to drink anything else!
Who knew that I would be creating my own almond milk recipe? I grew up drinking cow’s milk thinking that it was a necessary part of my diet. Then, as my symptoms of chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia worsened, I dug into the effects of food on your immune system. I learned more about my body and the way that it processed foods. It was a bit of a rude awakening. I had no idea that the foods that I thought were supporting a healthy lifestyle were actually creating inflammation.
When I started transitioning to a plant based diet almost ten years ago – milk was one of the first things dropped from my daily routine. Sure, it took a minute to adjust to tasting almonds with my morning oatmeal or smoothies. But, once I got over the initial nutty flavor, I really started to enjoy the added depth the almonds brought to my meals.
About a year ago, Derek and I were traveling to the Keys and I stopped in at a local juice bar. I found some homemade almond milk in the fridge and decided to give it a try. Wow, I am so glad that I tried this healthy treat! It basically tasted like a decadent milk shake. Ever since then, I have been dying to make my own almond milk. It seemed like a lot of work, so I kept putting it off. Boy, was I wrong. It’s super simple.
Are you ready for the best almond milk recipe??
Natural Almond Milk Recipe
1.5 Cups – Almonds
4 Cups – Filtered Water
1 Teaspoon – Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon – Vanilla Extract
3 pinches – Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
1/2 Teaspoon – Cacao
Let me know if you try this almond milk recipe, or have a special twist of your own. I can’t wait to create more milks… cashew, oat, brazil nut… the possibilities are endless. Cheers!
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