Before we even get started about almonds and almond milk, a lot of you may have heard that almond milk is horrible for the environment, especially those living in California. Well, hell no! It is way better than cow milk.
Almond has a bigger footprint than soy and oat milk - but as it is currently the most popular dairy alternative in both the US and UK, we wanted to make it a bit more eco-friendly by showing you how to make it at home.
We also have a dog treat recipe which uses up leftover almond pulp.
1. Pour 1 cup of almonds in a bowl and cover with water
2. Leave to soak for 8 - 12 hours, or over night. The longer they soak the creamier the milk
3. Drain the water away and add the soaked almonds to a food processor with 3 cups of filtered water
4. Blend on high for around 5 minutes
5. Sieve the mixture through a fine sieve at least twice, saving the nut pulp for another recipe(dog biscuits). if you have a nut bag or a fine cloth you can also use that
6. Pour into a air tight bottle and keep in the fridge! It should last in the fridge for 3-5 days.
As you already noticed, it's far more water intensive than making oat milk. But if you want almond milk, this is a better option than shop-bought.
Just to make you feel better, wanted to remind you that it is far less cruel and environmentally damaging than dairy milk.
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