- 3 cups water
- 1 cup raw, organic almonds, soaked 8 hrs
- High speed blender, like the Vitamix
- Nut milk bag, cheese cloth, or fine mesh strainer
- Jar, pitcher or bowl large enough to hold all of your liquid
- After soaking for 8 hrs, rinse the almonds well. If desired, you can remove the skins before blending (we’ve done it both ways – sometimes skinning the almonds is too tricky so we skip it).
- Combine with water in high speed blender (we use a Vitamix) until very smooth.
- Fit the nut milk bag into your pitcher, as shown below, and pour in your blended nut milk.
- Gradually begin to lift out of the liquid and twist bag to get as much milk out as possible.
Skip this step if you would prefer a thicker milk. For plain drinking or adding to tea, we recommend straining the milk; if it’s only going into your PaleoMeal shakes, you may decide to leave it in.
Voila! Almond milk achieved. That’s all, folks! You may decide to get fancy with vanilla bean, adding cacao powder, or something we haven’t even thought of yet. Have fun and enjoy!
Now, what to do with that almond pulp? Nut flour (perfect for a paleo pizza crust! ask us for the recipe), raw cookies or crackers, or a raw cheese are just a few of the options. We used ours for a raw cheese. We combined almond pulp (from skinned almonds) with raw garlic, lemon juice, nutritional yeast and Herbamare seasoned salt. It was a hit!