Happy Martin Luther King, Jr Day! Tim and I have the day off from work today so we're relaxing, getting some home projects completed and going out for lunch. Kaydin had to go to school to make up a day they missed this fall when moving back into their elementary school from the church they started the year at so Tim and I are enjoying some time just the two of us.
Right before Christmas Kaydin and I made some almond milk. I had been wanting to make it for months now and finally just did it. It's so easy! And fun, too.
Homemade Almond Milk
Adapted from frugallysustainable.com
pure, filtered water for soaking
2 cups raw almonds
6-7 cups pure, filtered water
pure vanilla extract (optional)
Add enough water to cover the 2 cups almonds to a container. Let soak at least 24 hours. Drain the almonds and add to the blender. Add 6-7 cups of water and blend. Blend until liquid is frothy and all nuts are fully pulverized. Next, strain the milk through cheesecloth into a pitcher. Add vanilla extract, if desired.
Come back tomorrow to learn how to use the leftover meal from the almond milk and also an easy recipe that incorporates it!