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(BONUS: almond meal/flour recipe below)
By Amy DiPaola
For this recipe you will need a nut milk bag. Rawsome Creations has a really great bag and you can buy it off Amazon for a good price. Some people like to use cheese cloth to strain the milk. I’ve never used it for that purpose but you can always try that as well!
1 cup almonds, soaked overnight, drained and rinsed
8-10 cups purified water (I use 10 but if you want a better more rich flavor go with 8)
2-1/2 Tbs shredded coconut, separated
4 drops liquid stevia
2-1tsp vanilla extract, separated
1. Place the almonds plus 4-5 cups of water in your blender. Blend on high. Depending on your blender will depend on how long you need to blend. The Vitamix Pro takes about 10-20 seconds on high.
2. Drain the first batch through a nut milk bag into a large bowl. Squeeze out as much milk as possible and then place the almond pulp back into the blender with another 4-5 cups of water. Blend on high for another 20 seconds.
3. Drain the second batch through the nut milk bag and squeeze out any extra liquid. Place the almond pulp aside.
4. Rinse out your blender (make sure it’s rinsed out really good!).
5. Pour 4-5 cups of the almond milk back into the blender and add 1/2 Tbs coconut flakes, 2 drop of stevia, and 1 tsp vanilla. Blend on high for about 1 minute. Pour into a jar or other storage container.
6. Do the same thing from step 5 with the rest of the almond milk. This is best when served cold (I love it over cereal with fruit!).
Almond meal/almond flour
By Amy DiPaola
Almond pulp leftover from making almond milk
1. Preheat your oven to 350.
2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread out the almond pulp on the parchment paper. Bake for 10 minutes and then let it sit on the counter for a few hours to let it dry out nicely.
3. You can blend it through your blender once it is all dried out, or you can place it in the freezer and wait until you have more almond pulp.
**I usually will wait until I have about 3 large jars full of almond pulp before I blend because I hate cleaning my blenders out. That’s just me though!