I'll be honest with y'all, I'm not very skilled in the kitchen. I inevitably end up burning something or entirely forgetting an ingredient. Usually my husband does most of the cooking and I lend a hand by staying out of the way and cleaning up afterwards. I have to admit I've been pretty spoiled. These days I've been itching to reinvent myself. I'm calling it my "I-just-moved-to-a-new-city" transformation. And as I search for more healthy organic whole foods I've been spending more and more time in our teeny tiny kitchen. I've enjoying my little victories... not burning sweet potato hash and trying new veggies and neglecting the modern convenience of a microwave. This gal has been feeling like quite the Betty homemaker lately. Making homemade almond milk has been one of my favorite endeavors. It's so incredibly simple and perfectly gratifying. Slightly more expensive, but I was having a really really hard time finding store bought almond milk without the added sugar. So I decided just to make my own. I bought myself a nut milk bag and got started.
Homemade almond milk
4 cups of water (plus a few cups for soaking)
1 cup of raw almonds
*1/4 cup of dates (If you want to add a little natural sweetness)
Place 1 cup of almonds in a bowl. Fill a bowl with water so that the almonds are completely submerged, cover with a towel and soak overnight. The next day, drain the almonds and transfer the drained almonds into a blender with 4 cups of water. Blend!! Pour the mixture into a nut milk bag and squeeze all the "milk" into an empty bowl. You'll be rewarded with a quart of almond milk and a bag of fresh almond meal. Drink and enjoy! xoxo
*blend the dates with the soaked almonds and water.