Almond milk: Learn the pros and cons and how to make your own at home!

Almond milk: Learn the pros and cons and how to make your own at home!

The sales of vegetable milk are on the rise and there are now more options of vegan milk alternatives than ever. Let's see what are the pros and cons of it and learn how you can make your own almond milk at home! I

Making a choice may not be easy, so let’s break down some of the pros and cons of vegetable milks. Today we’ll look at some main points to consider before purchasing almond milk.

Pros:

80 % of the almond milk comes from California.

The sales of vegetable milk are on the rise and there are now more options of vegan milk alternatives than ever.

Cons:

Learn how to make your own Almond milk

You'll avoid unnecessary fillers, gums, chemicals, and also you can control the amount of sweetness that you like in your almond milk.

Almond milk is lower in saturated fat and calories and is also full of omega-3 fats, which support balanced cholesterol levels.

Here is the recipe:

  1. Fill one cup of raw almonds (not roasted or salted, these must be raw almonds)
  2. Add the almonds to a glass bowl or a storage container and cover them with water. Make sure that they are all submerged. Add a lid and let these soak overnight.
  3. The next day, drain the almonds and give them a rinse. 
  4. Then add almonds to your blender, with four cups of filtered water, a pinch of sea salt (optional), and if you like, a sweetener of your choice. (Can be honey, stevia, vanilla extract,  monk fruit)
  5. Blend on high speed for about a minute.
  6. To strain the almond milk using a nut milk bag or a few layers of cheesecloth.
  7. Squeeze out all of the almond milk and you will be left with almond pulp in the bag.
  8. Pour the almond milk into a storage container. 
  9. All that's left to do is refrigerate your almond milk until it's cold and enjoy!

Peter O Brien

Peter started out his professional life as a restaurant critic but ended up moving to the kitchen, realizing that his passion didn’t only lie in tasting the food, but MAKING it. Follow his delicious recipes, as well as useful articles about the many benefits healthy and delicious food will bring to your life.+ info

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