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Those of you that follow us on Instagram may have noticed our new initiative, Foodie Friday, taking over the feed. Our team has been hard at work putting together fun, budget-friendly recipes each week in hopes of inspiring you to get creative in the kitchen.

Our first Foodie Friday featured creamy homemade almond milk. This recipe is sure to cure your boredom, save you money, and inspire you to create loads of delicious smoothies and hot drinks (or simply enjoy on its own – trust us, it’s that good).

There’s no better time to have a crack at making homemade almond milk to avoid the supermarket chaos, and with less additives than store-bought almond milk, it will leave you feeling like a health queen/king.

Still not convinced? Keep reading for the lowdown on almond milk.

Almond milk is a healthy alternative to regular cow’s milk, and if you’ve never tried plant milk before, it can be a great starting point due to its rich texture and flavour. Almond milk contains more calcium than regular milk, has less cholesterol and is a lighter milk substitute that can support overall health.

It’s also low in sugar (can be naturally sweetened with dates), high in vitamin E and low in calories. It lowers LDL (bad cholesterol) and increases HDL (good cholesterol), processes glucose in the body, improves brain function and is rich in magnesium. Plus, it can easily be made at home with simple ingredients, so you can be sure of what you’re putting in your body.

What are you waiting for? Whip out your blender and give this recipe a try. Let us know how you go by tagging #FoodieFriday on socials and share how you’re enjoying your creamy almond milk creation.

Creamy almond milk

What you will need

  • 3/4 cup raw almonds soaked overnight in water (more almonds = creamier)
  • blender (the higher the speed the better)
  • nut milk bag or tea towel (bags can be purchased online here)
  • pinch of salt

Directions

  1. Fill your blender jug with one litre of water (you can also do this in smaller batches if your blender is small).
  2. Add the almonds and a pinch of salt to the water.
  3. Blend on the highest speed possible for about 1 minute or until the almonds are pulverised.
  4. Have your nut milk bag in a jar or jug and pour in your blended mixture.
  5. Squeeze the bag until all of the liquid is out and you’re left with almond meal.
  6. Store your almond milk in an airtight container or jug in the fridge. 

Modifiers

  • If you enjoy your milk on the sweeter side add 2 dates into step 2 (or pinch of stevia).
  • For vanilla deliciousness add 2 dates and a pinch of pure vanilla powder or vanilla extract.
  • If you’re feeling decadent add 2-3 dates and a heaped tablespoon of cacao.
  • If you need some calm in your life you could add dates and mushroom powders such as chaga and reishi.

Samantha Elaine Wooldridge

Clinical Nutritionist
(BHSc Nutritional Medicine)

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