Recipe Directions

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1. Soak your almonds in filtered water for 6-8hrs. I usually get them soaking the night before, hit the hay and they are ready in the morning. Try not to soak longer than 12hrs. No time to soak? Skip it. Just know that soaking is optimal for digestion.

2. After your almonds have finished soaking, drain and rinse them with filtered water.

3. Put almonds and all other ingredients in the blender.

4. Blend on high speed for about 1 minute, until all ingredients are liquified.

5. Set out a large bowl and place the nut milk bag or cheesecloth in it and pour the liquid from the blender through the bag or cheescloth and squeeze until all you are left with is almond meal. Save the almond meal in the fridge. You can make delicious pie and tart crusts, desserts and cookies out of it and it keeps for a few weeks.

6. Transfer the milk into a glass and/or storage container and enjoy!

Inspiredbyeverything's Thoughts

By inspiredbyeverything

For anyone looking for alternatives to dairy milk, you will love this recipe for fresh vanilla almond milk using soaked almonds. Soaking almonds neutralizes enzyme inhibitors and aids digestion. Enjoy it straight from the glass, on your favorite cereal and look for future recipe posts from me that use this vanilla almond milk. Raw vanilla almond milk is enzyme-rich, very hydrating and you can store it in the fridge for about 5-7days. It may separate, so shake it up before using/drinking. I tend to make a bunch on Sunday and use it throughout the week.

Feel free to experiment with this recipe. Want it less sweet? Don't use agave. Want a plain almond milk? Nix the vanilla. Add raw cacao powder for chocolate milk or fresh organic strawberries for strawberry milk. Bananas, mint...have fun.

“This is amazing. It tastes like melty ice cream” a friend once told me as they polished off two glasses. Bingo.

Check out the inspiredbyeverything blog post with more step-by-step photos:

http://inspiredbyeverything.blogspot.com/2009/03/raw-style-vanilla-almon...

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question...Do you add the lecithin granules in order to emulsify the ingredients and keep the mylk from separating?

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mmm can't wait to try this... I've never made my own nut milk before and I'm really looking forward to it. Will post on how it turns out! thanks!

Misty

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This is a great recipe--some of the best almond milk I've ever made and I didn't even have the coconut water. Working with substituting chia seeds in place of lecithin as I'm trying to avoid soy. Blended the chia in before straining though and ended up with vanilla almond pudding--STRAIN FIRST!! LOL Will continue to experiement with that one...

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All of your pictures and recipes are fantastic!!! You are making it so easy for me to be a raw vegan with your delicious recipes. THANK YOU!!!!

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Kendra Far Above Rubies's Review

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deeeelicious! I make almond mylk all of the time, but never thought to add strawberries or coconut water...yum! My friends and family love this! Thanks and thanks for the beautiful representation..I dig the almond mylk in glass milk jars! ;-)

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i love this photo. It looks so cute on the little doily.

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