This morning I made some raw almond milk. It is still a living food, its vegan, and is very good for you. My two boys love to drink it straight up…my daughter would rather have raw cows milk I think. But none of them mind when I use it in cereals or in homemade raw ice cream. We also use it to make chocolate milk and banana milk which they all love. Check out my Raw Kids Recipes book for recipes. :)
It is super easy to make. Other than the 12 hours I soak the almonds first it only takes about 5-10 minutes to actually make. This morning I used my Vita-Mix 5200 of course and it gets it so smooth you won’t find a single nut chunk.
I strained the milk through a cheese cloth to get it smooth enough for drinking straight up… otherwise it kind of resembles a smoothie and I leave the brown seed casing on so that gets strained as well. After I squeeze all the milk out of the cheese cloth I spread the almond pulp on a dehydrator sheet and I use my Excalibur dehydrator to dry it out. After it is dry I will ground it into almond flour for pie crusts or raw cookies.
Monday, December 29th, 2008