By Be Well Health Coach Jenny Sansouci
Almond milk is definitely my favorite dairy-free milk alternative. When I’m buying almond milk at the store, I always look for organic and unsweetened. The best almond milk, though, is the kind you make yourself! If you haven’t tried it, you’re missing out on one of life’s greatest pleasures. Homemade almond milk is creamier, nuttier, and just overall more delicious than store bought.
This almond milk is delicious on it’s own, but I also use it in tea, smoothies, or with granola.
Makes about 4 cups of almond milk
- 2 cup almonds (soaked overnight)
- 4 cups water
- seeds from 1 vanilla bean or ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 dates
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Drain entire mixture through a nut milk bag or cheesecloth. Store in a glass jar. Play with the amounts of vanilla, cinnamon and dates if you want a little more flavor!
Do you drink almond milk? What’s your favorite way to use it?