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I'm Jamie and welcome to Mellow Mondays! I'm so glad you're here. Stay as long as you'd like. 

simple and delicious almond milk

We have been going dairy and grain free lately to help my son and I with our eczema and so far so good! I've noticed a change for better. We have been diving into many, many yummy recipes from Danielle Walker's "Against All Grain" books and boy are they as delicious as they look. Dairy and grains seem to, unfortunately, cause flare ups all too often, so with that we've had to make some changes and adjust to what works best for our family. So that brings me back to the almond milk I made this last night and it's been a hit! Ren loves it! Plus, since it's homemade, there are no preservatives or additives in it so we can be sure that we are getting pure almond milk {plain and simple}. Anyways, this recipe is easy to make and tastes incredible if you are looking for a dairy substitute. I also tried making cashew milk too, which was also really good, but I'll save that for next time. 

I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday and Happy New Year! 

Photo and recipe by Against All Grain

Photo and recipe by Against All Grain

ALMOND MILK 

SERVES: 1 quart
PREP TIME: 5 mins
TOTAL TIME: 5 mins 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 6 cups of water
  • pinch of himalayan sea salt
  • 1-2 small dates, pitted 

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Place almonds in a bowl and cover completely with water, add salt and soak for 10 hours or overnight.
  2. Drain the nuts and rinse well. Transfer them to a blender and fill with 6 cups filtered water. Add 1-2 small dates and the remaining with a pinch of salt and blend until smooth.
  3. Then strain the milk through a nut milk bag. Squeeze the bag to remove all of the liquid. Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Notes: After you've blended and strained the almonds you can add more water to taste you'd like too. 

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