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Making Your Own Almond Milk

ImageImageDue to the large proportion of people who are lactose intolerant and need to steer clear of dairy for various reasons, there suddenly appeared on the market a variety of so-called nut milk, rice milk, soy milk and now coconut milk.  What exactly are these made of?  I looked on the back of an almond milk container and saw that it contains synthetic vitamins and natural flavoring which is a term that the marketing industry uses to make people think that it’s all natural.  Sadly to say, it is not.  It is a chemical combination that is made in factories that is meant to taste like the real thing but it is ARTIFICIAL.  Once alerted to this, I decided to experiment by making my own.  It’s easy and fun.

You need to soak 3 cups of almonds in filtered water for 8-10 hours.  Drain and take off the brown covering.  Put in a high speed blender with 6 cups of filtered water.  Blend and strain through a chinois or cheesecloth.  Add real vanilla and almond essence for flavor.  Mmm, now that’s delicious and nutritious!