Saturday, November 22, 2014

Frugal Food: Homemade Almond Milk



Making your own almond milk is a breeze. (Pun intended!) Just soak the almonds overnight, blend with water, strain with a cloth over a jar, and refrigerate. 

 
Step One: Soak the almonds.
 
Step Two: Blend!
 
Step Three: When the magic happens.

Step Four: Pour into a cheesecloth (or dishcloth in my case) and squeeeeze.

Step Five: Use reserved almond pulp to put in things!

Step Six: Pour into a cute jar, Pinterest it, and pretend you're a blogger :p

Homemade Almond Milk Recipe

Ingredients:
Water for soaking
1 cup raw almonds (skin on or off, it’s your choice)
3 cups water 
Sweetener of your choice (optional)

Instructions:
Cover the almonds with about an inch of water and soak overnight or up to two days. Drain and place in blender with 3 cups water (2 if you like it thicker) and sweetener if using. Blend for two minutes or until the mixture is white like milk. Pour over a bowl covered with a cheesecloth or thin dishcloth. Squeeze out all the milk from the pulp by holding the cloth tight around your hands. Pour into a container and enjoy! Can be stored up to two days in the fridge. (The leftover almond meal can be added to oatmeal, smoothies, and muffins as it is. You can also spread it out on a baking sheet and bake it in a low oven until completely dry (2-3 hours). Dry almond meal can be kept frozen for several months and used in baked goods.)


Will you give this a try? I promise you’ll love the result - fresh, almondy greatness!

 Stay Frugal & Fit My Friends!
 
Michael J. Schiemer B.S. CPT
CEO of FRUGAL FITNESS & Elite Cheapskate 
Certified Personal Trainer of RESULTS Private Fitness Boston, MA
Author of The Frugal Diet, The Frugal Workout, & Ultimate Fit Guides
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