Easy Homemade Vanilla Almond Milk Recipe | Raw Vegan, Plant-based

This raw vegan nut-based beverage is perfect poured on cereal, oatmeal, smoothies, coffee, tea, and all by itself! Many people and their children today are lactose-intolerant or experience stomach upset from dairy–so going dairy-free is a wise decision for almost anyone!

We are the only species that drinks another species’ secretions–there is nothing necessary or natural about drinking milk! We can easily get all of the calcium, iron, and other vitamins, minerals, and nutrients we need from a vegan, whole foods plant-based diet! Many almond milk varieties in stores contain added chemicals, preservatives, and sugar, that can make it a less-than-nutritious option. Making your own nut milk at home is quick, easy, effortless, and cost-effective!

A good rule of thumb is to use a ratio of 1:3 or 1:4, nuts to water, depending on how creamy or watery you’d like it to be. Feel free to add in vanilla bean powder or extract, and a touch of sweetener from sources such as soaked and blended dates or agave nectar!

If you have a nut allergy, feel free to try hemp oat milk!

STEPS:
• Soak 1c of raw nuts overnight or 6-8 hours.
• Drain and rinse soaked nuts.
• Place into blender with 3-4c filtered water and blend.
• Optional: also blend in 1tsp of vanilla bean powder or vanilla extract, cinnamon, and/or sweetener such as pitted dates or agave nectar.
• Pour liquid through nut milk bag held over a wide bowl. Squeeze out as much liquid as possible.
• Save your leftover pulp to make baked goods!
• Almond Milk will keep in refrigerator for 2-3 days. Stir/mix/shake before serving!

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12 Comments

  1. Holisticabode says:

    Hi Erin. I know I’m late…but I subscribed! 😌❤💙💜

  2. Gabriela One says:

    Looks good! Where did you get your nut bag, and how do you clean it?

    • EatMoveRest says:

      Thanks a million! I actually linked it below in the description! They are super affordable on Amazon! I just invert it and rinse it well and hang it to dry!

  3. STARR RIVERS says:

    💖🌸🙏🏽🌸💖

  4. Francesca Donati says:

    I do the same with nuts…I’d love your recipe on how to make coconut milk!?

  5. Leesa Bee says:

    Home made almond milk is the best but almonds are quite expensive in Australia & it actually turns out to be better financially to buy it. We have cheap, organic milks with hardly any additives that taste great!

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