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and secrets for a slim energetic body!

How To Make Almond Milk

In this short video, I show you how to make your own almond milk from scratch. When you make your own almond milk you get a pure almond milk, without all the added ingredients you find in the store bought version. Plus, you can flavor it any way you like. Watch my little twist on how to make it super yummy with an added nutrition boost!

Why make almond milk you ask? Check out the top 3 reasons why the humble almond is a great idea to add to your daily nutrition. Such power in a little package!

1. Almonds are rich in Vitamin E (a super important antioxidant), Magnesium (important for over 300 enzymatic functions in the body including metabolism, energy production and removing toxic waste from the body), and Manganese (responsible for stimulating the fat storing glycogen out of our liver, female sex hormone function and thyroid function). Wow! You get all that in just one ounce – or a handful – of almonds.

2. A study published in 2004, found that when people were given almonds, in comparison to complex carbohydrates, on a weight loss diet produced stunning results. The people consuming almonds had a significant decrease of blood glucose, insulin, blood pressure, total cholesterol, triglycerides, and a 66% reduction in insulin resistance! They even had a longer sustained weight reduction than the complex carbohydrate group.

3. Almonds are a super snack! A study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that when participants ate almonds as a snack, it lowered their blood glucose levels – very effective for diabetics – satiated their appetites longer and therefore led to weight loss.

So, make the almond milk. Enjoy it as a cold beverage, make your smoothies with it, pour it on your oatmeal, favorite breakfast granola or in your chia pudding (recipe coming soon!)   Without further ado, here’s the recipe.

Almond Milk
Serves 4
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
139 calories
13 g
0 g
9 g
4 g
1 g
30 g
1 g
9 g
0 g
8 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
30g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 139
Calories from Fat 75
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g
14%
Saturated Fat 1g
3%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 1mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 13g
4%
Dietary Fiber 3g
11%
Sugars 9g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
5%
Iron
4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup raw almonds
  2. 2 Medjool dates
  3. Vitamin D Drops equivalent to 10,000IU
  4. 1 teaspoon coconut extract (optional)
Instructions
  1. To the blender container add 4 cups pure water.
  2. Add all the ingredients to the blender and blend for 10 - 30 seconds.
  3. Pour it all into a large bowl lined with a nut milk bag. Strain.
  4. Store the almond milk in a glass container in the fridge, and enjoy for up to 5 days.
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calories
139
fat
9g
protein
4g
carbs
13g
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Tania Mercer http://taniamercer.com/
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  • Susie June 7, 2014, 9:13 pm

    I hope you are compiling all of your recipes for a future cookbook! I’ll buy the first one :)

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  • Susan Seale June 8, 2014, 2:40 am

    Soooo great! I just bookmarked this post. I want to try this soon…we drink almond milk everyday at our house. You make it look so easy and fast! Thanks…

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  • Elizabeth MacLeod June 8, 2014, 3:54 am

    Yeah…me too…about the cook book. I keep book marking your posts!!!! Can I do this with just an ordinary ol’ blender… cause I want to do this… I’m going to try it this week. My friend does it but has a vitamix… it was SOOOo good.. now I can say, I know how too! Thanks Tania…love your posts!

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  • april June 10, 2014, 7:39 am

    you are so adorable, tania! and that actually does look pretty easy (although i am having a hard time finding medjool dates in this tiny little town i’m in). thanks for yet another great recipe – keep them coming!

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  • Karen Yankovich June 10, 2014, 8:29 am

    I had no idea this was so easy! You’re so great on video.

    Reply
  • Dana June 10, 2014, 3:41 pm

    Tania, I just recently learned how to make this! I need a nut bag …mine was a little grainy…You are fantastic on video!

    Reply
  • Cathy Sykora June 11, 2014, 4:38 pm

    I love this! Thank you for sharing this super easy way to make almond milk. I will definitely be doing this in the next week. It looks delicious and very simple. My favorite part is that it doesn’t look like there is a ton of clean up either!

    Reply
  • Denise Marie Filmore June 13, 2014, 8:59 pm

    I love almond milk from scratch!! It’s so yummy and much better than the store bought version with all of those extras. Thanks for the recipe Tania!!

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  • Lori A. September 9, 2014, 5:42 pm

    Hi Tania!
    What nut milk bag and bowl pitcher are you using in the video? The bag I have is too narrow and doesn’t fit onto bowls very well.
    Thank you!
    xoxo Lori

    Reply

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