Almond milk is an easy dairy-free milk substitute, made with almonds and water.
To make almond milk, simply blend together almonds and water, until the almonds are completely broken down. Once blended, all you have to do is strain out the pulp for smooth and silky milk!
Don't throw out the pulp! There are still nutrients in the pulp, so you can repurpose the pulp for other recipes that require almonds.
What are the benefits of drinking almond milk?
Almond milk is a nutritious, low-calorie drink. It is also low in sugar, making it suitable for those restricting their sugar intake, such as people with diabetes. Almonds are naturally high in vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that combats inflammation and stress in the body. It is also naturally lactose-free, so almond milk is a great alternative for those who are lactose intolerant.
Store-bought almond milk is often enriched with calcium and vitamin D, which is an added benefit if you find yourself lacking in these nutrients. However, this doesn't make homemade almond milk any less nutritious. In fact, it tastes just as good or even better than store-bought!
Try it for yourself and see if you like it!