|The oil I use for the almond butter|
|mixing up the almond milk|
|storing the almond milk|
You make this first and then you make the almond milk using the almond butter
4 cups raw almonds (not roasted or salted)
2-4 tbsp of high quality healthy oil. I use all Nutiva oils and put the picture of the oil I use above.
Put the oil in the blender first to make it blend easier. I did about 3 tbsp. Add the 4 cups almonds. Then turn on high and start using the plunger to really help mix it up. It is tiring work for your arm! If it's not creamy enough, add a bit more oil. You don't have to put any oil in it but we like the consistency better with oil. Once it is all creamy, transfer to a container that you can tightly seal and keep in the refrigerator.
I use this nut butter in my smoothies, on celery, and to make my almond milk!
There will be some almond butter residue in your blender...that is perfect for your first batch of almond milk! You need approximately 1 tbsp almond butter to 1 cup water. I make 4 cups of milk at a time.
1 cup water
1 tbsp almond butter
vanilla extract and sweetener to taste
I put 4 cups water and 4 tbsp almond butter in the blender. I add 1 tsp organic vanilla extract and 1 tsp organic raw honey. **You can add more/less vanilla and choose another sweetener or no sweetener if you like. I find that just a touch of both makes it delicious and makes the kids like it too!
Blend ingredients together until it is frothy. Pour in a sealed container. It will separate so shake before pouring!
Enjoy these healthy alternatives to store bought products! It will save you a lot of money! I buy my almonds in the bulk section of Sprouts for the best deal.