Monday, May 19, 2008

Raw Almond Milk: Creamy & Healthy

Home-made raw nut milks are irresistibly rich, flavorful and highly nutritious. Almond milk is the perfect base for fresh fruit smoothies. No commercial almond milk can compare to home made!

1 1/2  cups organic raw almonds, soaked and rinsed
3- 4  cups fresh water

1. Soak almonds in fresh water for at least 6 hours or overnight in the fridge.
2. Drain almonds and rinse in fresh water.
3. Process nuts and water in batches in blender until smooth; use more less water to reach desired thickness.
4. Strain nut milk through a fine meshed sieve.

Nut milk will keep well for a day or two in a clean glass jar in the fridge. The nut residue left in the strainer may be added to cold or hot cereal; just refrigerate until use. Nut milk may be made without straining which will result in a thicker more textured product. Still delicious!