I wanted to start making my own almond milk, because it’s so much cheaper and I know exactly what ingredients I am putting into my beverage. I thought it would be quite difficult, so I didn’t try it for a long time. It’s actually really easy! You should try it!
Soak 1 cup of almonds and 1/4 cup of hemp hearts in your blender with water for 4-6 hours.
Once the almonds and hemp hearts have soaked, strain them, and return to the blender with 4 fresh cups water and add in 1/4 teaspoon of sunflower lecithin, a pinch of salt and 1 teaspoon MCT oil. for vanilla flavored almond milk add 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 doonk (1/32 tsp) pure stevia powder.
Then blend it up on your blender for at least 30 seconds, but until you stop hearing the almonds crushing up.
Last you will need to strain out the pulp. This can be accomplished by using a nut bag, Or a fine mesh strainer. I like to use a fine mesh strainer because I feel it’s easy to wash out and I don’t mind the small bits of almonds that make it through the strainer. However you will get a tiny bit of pulp with this method. Using a nut bag will produce a silky a cup of almond milk!
This costs me about 1$ per quart since I buy a bulk bag of almonds!
Now, what you have left over is called pulp. The pulp is totally edible! You can spread it out on a baking sheet and bake it into an almond meal, however it’s so tasty I usually stir it into yogurts for texture and added protein. In the future I plan to make an almond pulp granola bar! Stay tuned