HOMEMADE NUT MILK

The first time I made homemade [almond] milk I thought to myself, "well this tastes nothing like store-bought almond milk!" Isn't that the case with everything homemade vs store-bought though? 

BLENDER DIRECTIONS:

You will need:

1 c raw nuts of your choice

Bowl

Blender

Strainer

Nut bag or Cheese cloth

Measuring cup

4 c cold filtered water

Optional: few pitted dates, 1 tsp vanilla extract, dash of celtic salt, dash of cinnamon.

Soak 1 c of raw nuts overnight, or 6 hours, up tp 24 hours. Drain nuts in a strainer. Combine with 4 c of fresh filtered water in the blender. Go with 2 c of filtered water if you want the milk creamier. Pulse for a few spins, then go to highest setting of blender until thoroughly crushed. Set up your strainer over a bowl or measuring cup. Line the strainer with a nut bag or cheese cloth. Slowly pour your mixture from blender into the strainer. Hold up all the corners of the nut bag or cheese cloth and squeeze out the milk from the cheese cloth into the bowl as you go. Do this until everything is out of the blender. Nut milk goes with everything, so enjoy it as you would with any other milk!

SLOW JUICER DIRECTIONS:

You will need:

1 c nuts of your choice

Bowl

Strainer

Juicer

Measuring cup

2-4 c cold filtered water

Optional: few pitted dates, 1 tsp vanilla extract, dash of celtic salt, dash of cinnamon.

Soak 1 c of raw nuts overnight, or 6 hours, up tp 24 hours. Drain nuts in a strainer. Combine with 4 c of fresh filtered water. Go with 2 c of filtered water if you want the milk creamier. It just depends what you're planning to do with it. If you want to drink it, do 2 c. If you're going to be adding to smoothies etc, then 4 is great to make it go farther.

With a ladle, pour water + nuts into the juicer (preferably with the juicer cap closed) Add a few dates with a little water into the juicer next if you want the milk to be sweeter. Turn off the juicer.

Stir in 1 tsp of vanilla extract to the milk. Add a dash of celtic salt and cinnamon if you wish, and enjoy!