|Organic Almond and other nut milks are high in protein and delicious!|
Homemade Almond /Nut Milks
Actually, this method will work with other raw nuts such as cashews, Brazil nuts etc. however those nuts do not require pre-soaking. Raw, organic almonds do so here is the method from Raw/Living Food Chef and author, Brenda Hinton creator of RawsomeCreations.com:
1 cup Raw Organic Almonds (Timbuktu Ranches of CA are amazingly fresh)
3 cups of cool filtered water
1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract (Optional)
Yield: about 3 cups of almond milk
Soak almonds in a covered container for about 6 hours. After that, pour off the water and you are ready to process them into almond milk.
|1 cup of organic almonds soaking in 3 cups filtered water|
You will need a blender or food processor to grind the soaked almonds into a pulp you can "milk". The trick is not to over-process the almonds. Add the soaked almonds to your blender and fill with just enough water to cover them. You don't want the almonds floating and spinning above the blades. I've blended them on high for about 30 seconds but I used my VitaMix which has a 2 hp motor.
|Soaked almonds ready for processing|
|Book by Chef Hinton and Pack of Three Nut Milk Bags|
I used Rawsome Creation's More Than a Nut Milk Bag which is a high quality, reusable 10" x 12" white nylon sieve. As the name implies, you can use it for much more than making nut milks. Use it for sprouting seeds, straining juices, making cheeses, teas and a lot more as shown in the Recipe Collection book above by Chef Hinton.
|This nut milk bag is very well made and can even be boiled.|
The bag has a little drawstring and I simply loop it over the lip to keep it in place while I pour the almond pulp.
|Almond milk draining from the nut milk bag|
|Almond meal collected from the nut milk bag|
|Delicious, creamy organic raw almond milk!|
|These GOL Organic Plant Protein shakes mix well with almond milk|