Raw Almond Milk
Almond milk prepared from almonds is low in fat, but high in energy, proteins, lipids and fiber. It contains vitamins like calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, and zinc. The other nutrients available in this milk include vitamins such as vitamin C, B-6, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, folate and vitamin E. All these nutrients have various benefits which are essential for a healthy body. Almond milk are ideally for smoothies, I use for my green smoothies too.
- 1 cup of raw almonds soaked for 12 hours
- a piece of anise
- 3 glasses of filtered water
- To soak the almonds, place the almonds and the anise (this is optional) in a glass bowl, and cover with filtered water for about 12 hours.
- Place the rinsed almonds and water in your blender and blast on high for about 60 seconds until completely pulverized or more. You can drink this without straining if you like rustic whole milk. This is the way sometimes I drink and use it. It has more nutrients and fiber not strained.
- To strain the milk use a nut milk bag, fine mesh strainer, or fine mesh knee-high hosiery. A bag will yield the best results.
- Place a fine mesh strainer over the opening of a glass bowl, jar or jug. Pour small amounts of almond milk into the mesh strainer, and then squeeze it with a spoon until every last drop is out. Then remove the almond pulp, after you can use the pulp in your smoothies or others recipes
- Store in a glass jar in the fridge. Activated almond milk (made with soaked almonds) will keep for 2 to 3 days in a very cold fridge. Ready to use in your smoothies!