Homemade fresh vanilla almond milk

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| Why almond milk? |

It is one of the most nutritionally valuable milk substitutes available today which is free of lactose, gluten, casein, cholesterol and saturated fats!

It contains a large number of minerals and vitamins like calcium, iron, zinc, vitamin E, potassium amongst others. Almond milk is also low in calories, at only 40 calories and 3 gm of fat/ 8 oz serving whereas cow’s milk stands at 146 calories, 8 gm of fat, 5 gm of saturated fats and 24 mg of cholesterol/ 8 oz serving! Now you do the math ūüėÄ


| Ingredients needed to make this goodness |

1 cup raw almonds | 2 cups water | 2 tsp Madagascar bourbon vanilla extract | 1 tbsp raw organic honey | few drops of liquid stevia to your liking | 

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Cover the almonds with water and let it soak overnight | Drain and rinse the almonds before use

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 Add almonds and 2 cups of water and blend for 1 minute

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Add vanilla, honey and stevia (as pictured) and blend for a further 30-40 seconds

You can drink the milk as is if you like a course texture but for a smoother finish, line a bowl with cheesecloth and strain the milk through.

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The milk stays for around 4 days refrigerated and do not throw the almond remains in the cheese cloth!

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 Take the remains and on lowest oven setting dry it out and run it through a food processor for fresh almond flour | Recipe for chocolate chip cookies with this almond flour to follow!


Enjoy!

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