SERVES 2 TO 4
“Almonds are one of the only alkaline nuts, and an excellent source of vitamin E. At almost 20% protein, almonds are a satisfying snack, and this milk really does do your body good.” – Raw Food Real World
“I love almond milk poured over both the maple cinnamon and cocoa versions of our buckwheat cereal (page 272). Before going raw, we used to drink a lot of soy milk—but do enough research on soy and you’ll likely shift away from it too.”—Särma Melngailis
1 cup raw almonds, soaked 4 hours or more
4 cups filtered water
1/4 cup agave nectar or raw honey
1 tbsp lecithin (optional)
Pinch sea salt
A few drops of natural almond extract (optional)
In a Thermomix, Vita-Mix or high-speed blender, blend the nuts and water on high speed for about 2 minutes, to make sure the nuts are thoroughly blended.
Strain the milk through a nut milk bag or multiple layers of cheesecloth twice for smoothness.
Rinse the blender cup and place the milk back into it with the remaining ingredients.
Blend to combine thoroughly and taste for sweetness.