Quick & Easy Almond Milk, 3 Ways!

by Jacqueline May Conte, CNP

Hey ya’ll! It’s the middle of summer and I bet you’re looking for more ways to cool down. If you’ve been to the clinic lately, you may have seen my recipe for Quick & Easy Almond Milk. I got this recipe from one of my favourite recipe developers, Heather Crosby of YumUniverse, but of course I adapted it to my liking. There’s nothing wrong with the original, I just like things a certain way!

I know you’ve probably put off making almond milk at home because it either sounds daunting or like too much trouble, or maybe you thought it’s too expensive. Well, this recipe squashes all those qualms, and more. Get ready to have your almond milk and drink it too!

Almonds are a nice dairy alternative for those who either can’t have dairy or who dislike it. For me, I choose not to drink dairy anymore because it makes me phlegmy and causes my body to overreact to other things in my environment and diet, causing skin irritation and digestive upset. Not to mention a clogged nose for days!

So, why almonds? I happen to find the taste of the butter made from this nut very appetizing, which is what’s used in the recipes I’m providing today. Not only that, but they’re high in healthy fats, iron and magnesium…all nutrients I need more of! If you experience major skin issues , low energy or tight muscles, you just may want to integrate this little number into your diet, too. Pick your fave or try them all. Most of all, enjoy!

Quick & Easy Almond Milk, 3 Ways!

(yields 4 cups)

Ingredients

2 tbsp almond butter

4 cups filtered water

4 pitted dates

1 pinch sea salt

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Vanilla Almond Milk

2 tsp pure vanilla extract

or

Chocolate Almond Milk

2 tbsp raw cacao powder

1 tbsp maple syrup

or

Strawberry Almond Milk

2/3 cup fresh or frozen strawberries (slightly thawed, if frozen)

1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Add water, then rest of ingredients to a high speed blender.
  2. Blend until smooth (approx. 30-45 seconds).
  3. Strain out any particles your blender couldn’t get. This is most needed to filter out date particles and strawberry seeds.
  4. Drink up!

Notes

*For all milks: Add 1-2 more dates if you like your milk a little sweeter.

*For chocolate milk: Add 1 tbsp more maple syrup if you prefer it to be less bitter.

 

Jacqueline Conte is a Holistic Nutritionist and offers appointments at Local Health Integrative Clinic on Mondays and Wednesdays. Click here to book an appointment with Jacqueline.

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