Healthier homemade almond milk + how to blanch almonds at home!
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This makes a few servings of almond milk. It will keep in the fridge for a few days!
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Serves: 2
What you need
  • ½ cup almonds
  • 3 cups filtered water
  • 1 nut milk bag for easy squeezin'
What to do
To blanch the almonds
  1. Bring 2 cups of the filtered water to a boil.
  2. Add almonds for and boil for 45 seconds. (Skin will begin to release.)
  3. Strain almonds from boiling water immediately and run cool water over them.
  4. Once cool, grip each almond between 2 fingers WITH THE POINTY SIDE FACING OUT.
  5. Pinch and the almond will "ping" from its skin! (Voila - blanched almonds!)
To make the almond milk
  1. Place blanched almonds in the blender and cover with 1 cup of filtered water.
  2. Blend for 10 seconds or until almonds are totally pulverized and liquid is white.
  3. Pour into a bowl lined with a nut milk bag.
  4. Strain and enjoy!
Recipe by Real Food Liz at