Almond Milk

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Since I made Almond Milk for the first time, I fell in love with it and I’ve made it several more times. In compliance with my diet routines I have had it more frequently in the last few days.

If you are on a diet, here are some of the dietary benefits of Almond Milk

Almond milk is a beneficial addition to a diet geared toward weight loss or weight management.   Almond milk is also high in fiber.
A glass of almond milk contains nearly one gram of fiber per 8oz. serving, and fiber is important for healthy digestion.

Plain, original almond milk provides only 60 to 70 calories per cup, and it’s:

Low in protein, providing only 1 to 2 g per cup,

Low in fat 2.5 g

Has 0 g saturated fat

Only 8 g carbohydrates
(culled from thescienceofeating.com)

Recipe

Ingredients

•    Almonds (untoasted, unsalted)

•     *Dates (or Honey)to sweeten  (optional)

•    Vanilla extract 

•    Water

Procedure

–    Soak dried unsalted Almonds for 8 – 12 hours or over night.

* If you are using dates,  soak and pit the dates you need about 1/4 cup dates to 1 cup almond.

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Rinse Almonds and blend. If you are using dates,  blend  with dates and water in a blender till smooth. Add vanilla extract.

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Use a cheese cloth or muslin cloth to seive it and collect the milk in a clean bowl. 

You can serve chilled,

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Make a milk shake with it…

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It tastes delicious with cereal

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13 thoughts on “Almond Milk

  1. tee Meyun June 10, 2015 / 7:43 am

    Nice one

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  2. owolabi mariam June 10, 2015 / 8:11 am

    Gm nd tanx 4 sharing d recipe nd benefit of almond,pls wots d vannila extract u re talkn abt,how does it luks like tanx.

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    • Ounje June 10, 2015 / 8:24 am

      Vanilla extract is a flavouring agent derived from the vanillin in Vanilla Beans. Check any large baking goods store in Lagos, they might stock Vanilla extract especially the Milton brand.

      However there is Vanilla Essence which is very readily available, it is not made with real vanilla but with chemicals.

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  3. Fz June 10, 2015 / 8:18 am

    This is awesome. Was just thinking of purchasing some almond milk. Am defn gona try this instead. Thank you. X

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  4. Tolulope June 10, 2015 / 8:31 am

    Thanx for this,but pls,where can I get almonds in Lagos?

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    • Ounje June 10, 2015 / 9:28 am

      I’m very sure about Shoprite and Spar

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  5. Ify June 10, 2015 / 11:33 am

    pls do one blend with d back, if one is to use honey wen will it be added.

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    • Ounje June 10, 2015 / 1:35 pm

      It is blended with the back. You can blend with honey

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  6. Temitayo June 10, 2015 / 11:35 am

    Well done Sis. I would like to know if the ordinary blender used for blending pepper will be able to blend the almond and dates. Also how long can one keep the milk before it gets spoilt. How do we preserve the milk.

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    • Ounje June 10, 2015 / 1:35 pm

      I used a regular blender. To store you refrigerate

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  7. berryadaada June 10, 2015 / 3:48 pm

    Thanks babes labake, this dates can be gotten from shoprite too?welldone

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    • Ounje June 10, 2015 / 4:48 pm

      You can buy pitted dates from shoprite. However I also buy from Hausa people at Agege Market. It is called Dabino in Hausa.

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