Date and Honey Almond Milk

A tasty, healthy, and easy recipe for a popular dairy alternative.This recipe is courtesy of Wellness Mama.
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A tasty, healthy, and easy recipe for a popular dairy alternative.

This recipe is courtesy of Wellness Mama.

Ingredients

  • 1  Cup  raw organic almonds - soaked overnight
  • 4  Cups  pure filtered water
  • vanilla bean (optional)
  • dates, honey or stevia (optional)

Directions

Soak almonds for at least 12 hours in pure water with ½ a tea spoon of sea salt. This is an important step as it breaks down the phytic acid and enzyme inhibitors and cultures beneficial enzymes in the almonds. Rinse almonds well. Mix almonds with pure water in blender or Vitamix. Blend several minutes until smooth and creamy. (Warning: mixture will expand some, so make sure your blender is not full before starting it). Strain mixture into a large bowl through a sprout bag, cheese cloth or kitchen towel. Put mixture back into blender with vanilla, soaked dates, or other sweetener. Pour into glass jar or pitcher and store in fridge for up to one week.

Honey Shopping Tip

As an alternative to sugary, salty, processed foods, try shopping for fruits and vegetables that are in season.

Honey Cooking Tip

For a healthier alternative, substitute honey or molasses for sugar in baking recipes, and use a 3:1 blend of canola oil to olive oil instead of butter when cooking over the flame.