This week I want to share how to make a delicious, nutritious and economical almond milk.
More and more people are using alternatives to dairy products these days. This is great because dairy isn’t right for everyone. It’s important to find what works well for you and having more choices makes this task much easier. I get really excited when I discover something I can use for multiple purposes. Making almond milk from almond butter is one of those things.
For a while I was buying both almond butter and almond milk. I really like both, but I didn’t enjoy buying two separate products of basically the same thing. I remember having this thought for several days, “butter-milk, milk-butter, butter-milk, milk- butter”. Finally one morning a light bulb turned on in my head. If you can turn milk into butter why couldn’t you turn butter into milk. So I went off to the kitchen to find my blender. The first few times the almond milk wasn’t very good but now I have it dialed in. I’ll share the recipe below.
I had an even bigger eye opener the next time I went to the grocery store. If I could make milk from butter, than I could use different butters to make different milks. These days it’s common to find almond, cashew, coconut, sunflower and many other types of milks. Buying the ones that are on sale will save you even more money. I have graduated to making my own nut butters. That’s a future blog article.
Nut Milk Recipe
8 ounces Water
1-3 tablespoons Nut Butter of Choice
Pinch of Sea Salt (optional)
Dash [or more] Favorite Sweetener (optional)
Blend all ingredients together. Typically I make 32 ounces of a nut milk daily, using it in my coffee, smoothies, just plain drinking and for any other cooking needs we may have that day.
I’m willing to bet you have everything you need to make some Almond or other type of nut milk now. What are you waiting for? Off you go! Enjoy!