Almond Milk Ingredients:
1 cup almonds
1/4 tsp vanilla powder
2 dates (optional)
Soak almonds for 12 hours. Rinse thoroughly and drain. Place in blender along with 3 cups of filtered water, salt, vanilla powder and dates, if desired. Blend for 45-90 seconds (depending on the strength of your blender, in a Vitamix 45-60 seconds will be ample, whereas a slower blender will be closer to 90 seconds).
Pour into a muslin lined sieve over a bowl or into a nut milk bag, then strain well. Stores in fridge for 2 days.
Almond Milk is a great, essential product to have available for making delicious smoothies, raw cakes, or over breakfast.
NOTES – Whilst the dates add sweetness to the almond milk, giving it a lovely flavour, but this is optional. You can alternatively use maple syrup or raw honey too, or nothing at all. The vanilla powder also adds a natural sweetness to it.