I've come a long way.
Today, I only have diffuse images in my memory of my first attempts at making almond milk. One thing was certain: I had no idea how to do it.
My clearest memories go back a year before I really became interested in raw food while I was carrying my child.
The leader in me was at its early stage.
I remember that at the time, I'd peel the soaked almonds one by one before putting them in the blender. I sat quietly in front of the TV and I devoted myself to this long and heavy task. I took these tips on a website. Bad tips.
Later, I followed the guidelines of my first book RAW Food: A Complete Guide for Every Meal of the Day by Erica and Irmela Lilja Palmcrantz. I learned that I did not have to peel the almonds. Awesome!
But I thought the taste was a little bland.
Then I bought Rawlicious from Peter and Beryn Daniel and at my first sip, I was thrilled! I had never tasted something so delicious.
Even after taking my higher education course in Living Food at the Living Light Culinary Arts Institute, in California, this recipe still remains my favorite.
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- 4 cups water
- 1 cup almonds previously soaked the day before, drained and rinsed
- 5 small dates or 2 ½ Medjool dates, pitted
- 1 tablespoon honey or another vegan sweetener
- 1 vanilla pod or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Mix all ingredients in a blender (mixer) and filter into a milk bag or gauze or pass through a fine sieve.
- Placed in an airtight container in the refrigerator, this almond milk will keep for 4 to 5 days.
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Heidi Bulu says
Ok, so how do I soak almonds or other nuts(cashews)before making them into nut milk? Thanks !
Biting Into Life says
Hi Heidi. You put the almonds in a bowl of water, let's say 1 to 2 in higher, and you let the almonds soak for about 8 hours. Either overnight or early morning. You throw the water away, rinse, and use. That's it! 🙂