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All-Natural Almond Milk Recipe
Posted by Dr. Ben Kim on Feb 06, 2009
Updated on February 6, 2009
For people who have trouble tolerating milk from cows, almond milk is an excellent substitute. But not all commercially prepared almond milks are equal in quality. Some brands add enough sugar to their almond milk to make it a poor choice for people who struggle to keep their blood sugar and insulin at healthy levels. Other brands add synthetic vitamins and minerals to their almond milk to make it resemble dairy when comparing nutrition facts panels.
Fortunately, it's quite easy to make your own almond milk with all-natural ingredients, and for a fraction of the cost of store-bought varieties. Here's our simple recipe for all-natural almond milk:
1 to 1 ½ cups of raw almonds
4 cups of filtered or spring water
3-8 dates (optional)
1. Soak almonds in water for at least six hours.
2. Drain soaked almonds, and blend with 4 cups of fresh water until you get a milk-like consistency. Blend with dates (that have been soaked for at least an hour) if you like a hint of sweetness to your milk.
3. Strain once to remove almond granules.
The result is a delicious, creamy milk that's free of added oils, concentrated sugars, and synthetic nutrients. This all-natural almond milk keeps for four to five days in an air-tight jar in the refrigerator.
Please consider sharing this almond milk recipe with people who aren't aware of the many health problems associated with eating pasteurized dairy products.
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