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Almond Milk

Author Molly Patrick of Clean Food Dirty Girl

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw almonds soaked in water for 4 hours up to overnight
  • 4 cups of water
  • 3-6 dates use 6 if you like it on the sweet side, soaked in water for an hour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Pinch of sea salt

Instructions

  1. You soak the almonds for at least 4 hours and then drain them.
  2. You put the almonds in your blender (it doesn’t have to be a fancy pants blender. Mine is from the 70’s (link) and I’m pretty sure it’s going to out-live me) along with the water, dates, vanilla and salt.
  3. Blend, blend, blend until all of the almonds are blended (this will take only about 1 minute)
  4. Put a bowl under either a strainer, a nut milk bag (you can for sure find this at Whole Foods or any other healthy grocery store) or regular old cheese cloth (but make sure the cloth isn’t actually old and gross)

  5. Pour the mixture into the sieve-like accessory that you chose and drain the milk into the bowl.
  6. You may have to press a spoon into the mixture or use your hands and squeeze out the milk (yes, like milking a cow’s tit) so that all of the liquid is extracted.

  7. Drink within 3-4 days.