DIY Real Food Recipe~ Healthy Almond Milk ( frugal too!) May 24 2017, 0 Comments

When it comes to dairy we buy only organic, which can be very expensive. I like to use almond milk for things like smoothies, some baking and some of my soups. But organic almond milk can be expensive as well. My solution is to make my own almond milk!

               

I have tried several recipes. Some of them just did not taste very good. In others I could not justify the cost. Then I stumbled upon a recipe that was pretty good and made the cost to make it was great. After some "tweaking" ...oh my. I love it!

The recipe is simple but you will need to do some planning. But it truly is worth it!

Healthy Almond Milk on the Cheap!

Ingredients
  • 1 & 1/2  cups of almonds
  • 1 gallon of water ( purified if you can)
  • 1 whole vanilla bean or 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract ( I use Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Madagascar it is preferred by professional bakers)
  • 3 large pitted dates
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Optional - Sweetener to taste ( raw honey or molasses is my favorite)