Almond Milk & Almond Flour
I make almond milk and almond flour regularly. Both ingredients are staples in my diet, however they come in single use plastic and/or non-recyclable packaging…For almond milk, I only want the ingredients to include water and almonds (which almost never happens in pre-made versions). In order to have the healthiest, lowest waste option, I make these staples at home!
Before the NutraMilk came into my life, this is the recipe I used to make almond milk. To make it zero waste, purchase the almonds from the bulk section of a supermarket in your own container/produce bag. Most bulk sections sell almonds! Now, I exclusively use my NutraMilk because it makes the nut milk making (and nut butter making) process that much easier.
Making this almond milk and almond flour
Reduces your intake of additives and stabilizers often found in store bought almond milk, and
Reduces waste (no more packaging to dispose of from almonds, almond milk or almond flour!).
HOMEMADE ALMOND MILK & ALMOND FLOUR
1 1/3 cup almonds
4 cups water
Directions: Almond Milk (makes ~1 quart)
Soak the almonds for at least 6 hours (I usually soak them overnight)
Drain the water from the soaked almonds.
Blend together the soaked almonds and water in a high-speed blender until there is a creamy texture with small almond bits.
Pour the almond milk into a nut bag or through a cheesecloth over a large bowl. Squeeze the almond mixture to remove most of the water. The bowl is now filled with homemade almond milk! Transfer into an airtight container.
Note: This can be messy, so pour slowly!
Give a good shake before pouring into coffee, cereal, smoothies, banana nice cream, etc.
Directions: Almond Flour (makes ~1 cup)
Take the almond meal leftover from making the almond milk and spread it out evenly on a baking sheet.
Heat the almond meal in a 170*F oven for a few hours, checking every so often and shaking the tray.
When the almond meal is dry, you have your almond flour! You can blend it in a blender for a finder texture if you wish.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.