Almond Milk

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, 2.5g has 0g saturated fat.
Only 8 g carbohydrates

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Almond Milk tastes great with cereal

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.
  • Rinse Almonds and blend. If you are using dates,  blend  with dates and water in a blender till smooth. Add vanilla extract.
  • Use a cheese cloth or muslin cloth to sieve it and collect the milk in a clean bowl. 

You can serve chilled or at room temperature. Recommended storage for homemade Almond milk is refrigeration


Make a milk shake with it, serve with cereal, add to your beverage… you can do a lot with almond milk

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First Almond Milk Image taken in 2015

Author: Omolabake for #OunjeAladun

Food should be an experience, one to be savored, explored, experimented with, played with and expressed. I hope I can take you on different parts of my journeys with food through Ounje Aladun. I'm Omolabake Bode-Matthew, a Foodie, Gardener, Entrepreneur ( I run a healthy beverage options company Fontaine De Vie), Mum, Wife, Lawyer by certificates lol, pretend art enthusiast, lover of good music, can't sing, can't dance... And I welcome you to my blog.

13 thoughts

  1. 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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    1. 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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  2. This is awesome. Was just thinking of purchasing some almond milk. Am defn gona try this instead. Thank you. X

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  3. 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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