Almond milk, a newly discovered source of proteins

You probably eat almonds for snack, or you mix them into smoothies or yogurt. But how about transforming them into something else? Try the recipe below, and you will always include almonds onto your shopping list from now on.

Pre-preparation time: 12 hours
Preparation time: 10 min
The quantities are calculated to obtain 2 cups of almond milk.

Ingredients and necessary items

  • 1 cup raw almonds, preferably organic
  • 2 cups water
  • Water for soaking the almonds
  • Honey or agave syrup (optional)
  • Bowls
  • Strainers
  • Measuring cup
  • Blender or juice extractor
  • Fine gauze

Preparation

1. Soak the almonds overnight. By the morning, the almonds will soak up the water and will swell up.
2. Strain the almonds and keep them under a jet of cold water for a few minutes. Then, place them into a bowl and pour 2 cups of water over them.
3. If you have a juice extractor, your job is very simple from now on. Put the soaked almonds into the extractor and squeeze out the milk.
4. If you use a blender, and set it onto the highest speed for two minutes. The almonds will become a fine powder, and the water will turn milky. Strain out the milk through a strainer lined with a fine sheet of gauze; squeeze out the remaining solid paste to obtain as much milk as possible.

Attention: the almond milk stays fresh in covered recipients in the fridge for 2-3 days the most.

What to do with the leftover almond paste?

You can sprinkle it onto oat flakes, smoothies or any other healthy dessert.

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