Milk from… a nut. But ahem NUTS HAVE NO NIPPLES. I know I know, the mind boggles.
After taking a little break from dairy (not intentional) I found that my skin looked brighter with fewer spots and I had less tummy aches or bloating which can be a right mare, so I’ve been testing out a few dairy alternatives; almond, hazelnut, coconut, RICE milk even. People are a little skeptical about soy milk, and I never knew how nut milk came about (again, nips) however, I saw that Aslan whizzed up his own from scratch, so I thought I would try it out too…
No crazy ingredients, just the basics whizzed up into a lavely milky drank that will do you a load of good.
What you need
1-2 cups of Almonds
First up, get around 1-2 cups of Almonds, pop them in a bowl and cover with warm water. Leave this for at least 12 hours, I left mine overnight.
Come back to them once they’ve absorbed some of that water, pour the remaining water down the sink and plop the almonds into the blender.
Pour in water (just off boiling) enough to immerse the almonds, the less water the thicker the milk (who wants think milk?) so add around 2-3 cups.
Add your vanilla extract and dates.
WHIZZ IT ALL UP! I left mine goin’ for around 4 minutes to make sure everything was nice ‘n’ shmooooth.
Grab yourself a sieve, a big jug, spoon and a bowl. Pour your milk through the sieve and into the jug, using the spoon to squeeze all the milk through. You will be left with a load of pulp from the Almonds which you can use to coat homemade granola.
Easy peasy, right?
Do give me a shout @ImogenMay_ if you give it a whirl won’t ya?