I made up a batch of almond milk today – so pleased with it. The only almonds I had were blanched almonds ( without the skin on). It was so simple, but wow the result is delicious. Almonds are so good for you and will help provide you with calcium.
Here is a link if you’d like to read about the nutritional benefits of almonds: http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/almonds.html
Here we go:
You will need 1 cup of almonds. Soak in a glass bowl with 3 cups of cold water and a pinch of salt. Give them a quick swirl and leave covered for between 4-8 hours.
Because I used blanched almonds there’s no need for any sieving.
Drain and rinse the almonds, then place in your blender along with 4 1/2 cups of cold water. Blend on low speed for 3 minutes, then high for 1 minute.
Pour into a large glass jug, cover and refrigerate. That’s it.
Personally, I don’t have a sweet tooth so I liked the taste of the milk plain, nothing added. However, taste it and if you think it needs sweetening then add some agave nectar, maple syrup or pitted dates at the blending stage.
PS My next batch was made with raw almonds in their skin. Totally different story – I strained and reblended twice + added a little extra water.