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the ultmiate guide to non-dairy milks

happy monday, friends! as a follow up to my post on how to make your own almond milk, i just had to share with you this ultimate guide to making non-dairy milks from yumuniverse. heather crosby shows us step by step how to make just about every nut milk there is (22 in all)- using everything from amaranth to poppy seeds, and brown rice to coconuts! in addition to easy instructions, she includes optional add ins and nutritional benefits for each of them, as well as ideas on how to use their left over pulp. i think you’ll really enjoy it!

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how to make almond milk

January 16, 2013

i made my own almond milk! i made my own almond milk! and, it was really easy. why didn’t i do it before?!

(deep breath) ok, guys. i’m super excited about this. i just learned how to make almond milk at home, and can’t believe that i’ve never done it before. it’s easy, quick and much less expensive than purchasing it in the store! it tastes really yummy, too. it has a more nutty taste to it and mine was a little thinner than regular almond milk (which i prefer). it tastes wholesome and it feels good to drink it. like, “yeah, i made this almond milk. gulp gulp”.

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today, i’m gonna teach you how to make it, too! you should also know that you can pretty much use any nut (cashews, macadamias, hazelnut, pistachio etc) and can also play with the flavor and consistency. like vanilla almond milk? just add a little vanilla bean!

what you’ll need:

- 1 cup of almonds
- a glass bowl (to soak them in)
- a blender
- a nut milk bag (or some panty hose!)
- 4 cups purified water

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step 1: place 1 cup of almonds in a glass bowl, fill with water and let soak in the fridge over night (or for at least 8 hours). the step is really important, soaking your almonds is what brings out all those really great nutrients you’re looking for.

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step 2: give ‘em a good rinse.

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step 3: place in a blender and add 4 cups of purified/filtered water. this 1:4 ratio is important and stands true for any nut milk you make at home- 1 part nuts 4 parts water.

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step 4: blend on high for a minute or two – maybe even touch that ‘liquefy’ button for a second.

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step 5: place your nut milk bag in a big glass container.

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step 6: pour the mixture into the bag & glass container.

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step 7: squeeze the juice from the almond pulp.

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step 7: pour you a glass.

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step 8: gulp gulp.

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