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 it 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. Strain well. Stores in fridge for 2 days.
Great essential product to have available for making delicious smoothies, raw cakes, or over breakfast.
NOTES – 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 adds a natural sweetness to it too.