Nut Milk… Not what you think!

Are you still drinking cows milk? If so are you drinking organic milk from grass fed cows? If not, I hope you consider making a few changes to your milk intake. You see, cows milk is tasty and is loaded with growth hormones, naturally… it makes little cows grow into big cows! But, have you ever seen a big cow drinking milk? No, neither have I.

Further to this, the way cows are treated to keep the toxic milk supply going to the stores, makes me very sad. I will not get into this, you can explore it on other sites such as Food Matters.

So, if you have switched to other sources of milk such as soy, almond nut, rice etc… where are you getting it from? If you answered the store, then you are drinking the additives that keep it preserved… works for the milk, not so much for your body.

I have made a short video for you… How to make Almond Nut Milk! It is way creamier than what you get out of the store and it only last 4 days… so you get it fresh, not preservatives and later I will share with you what to do with the left over almond meal! Some yummy ideas coming your way!

Let me know if you have any questions or leave me a comment!
Here’s to your health!

Carmen xo

What you will need to make almond milk:

Ingredients:
1 cup almonds
4 cups filtered water (plus 2 cups for soaking almonds)
1 cap of Vanilla

Tools:
Blender
Nut Milk bag
4 cup measure
1 – 4 cup mason jar and lid
1 funnel is optional

Soak the almonds over night in 2 cups filtered water. Drain and rinse the almonds and pinch them out of their skins. Place the skinned almonds into the blender with 4 cups filtered water. Blend for 1 minute. Place the nut milk bag in the 4 cup measure and fold the ends over the vessel. Pour the blended nuts/water into the nut milk bag.

Squeeze the fluid out through the bag, be gentle and turn the bag to the side and press out through the side of the bag, not the seems. Set the left over nut meal off to the side to make other yummy foods.

Add 1 cap of vanilla to the nut milk and pour into a mason jar. This will last for 4 days, you can date it if you like, but in my home we go through it in about 3 days… so it depends on how fast you drink almond milk. This almond milk is super creamy compared to store bought!

Tip: if you end up needing to soak your almonds longer than 12 hours, rinse them and put them in clean water or pinch them out of their skins and store them in a container in the fridge for a day or so until you are ready to make the almond milk.

I will post ideas on what to do with the nut meal. But for now, you can dry it in a 150 F oven for 2 hours and store in a mason jar in the fridge until you need to use it. Or make Almond cheese… see my video on this! The left over ground almond meal and flour is expensive to buy so keep it for later!

About Carmen Barclay

Hello, I am an entrepreneur, health coach, mediator, mother, grandmother and person who desires to help others reach their full potential. I love being active, eating healthy real foods, the occasional glass of red wine and spending time with family and friends. My passion for helping people stems from the desire to see a world free from pain and suffering. If we each do something towards helping others then it makes our communities a better place. I love all animals, especially dogs and horses. I like reading fiction, history, cookbooks and lots of interesting news on the computer. I love running, walking, boating and being outside. What do you like to do to keep active?
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