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.
- 1/2 cup raw almonds
- 2 Medjool dates
- Vitamin D Drops equivalent to 10,000IU
- 1 teaspoon coconut extract (optional)
- To the blender container add 4 cups pure water.
- Add all the ingredients to the blender and blend for 10 - 30 seconds.
- Pour it all into a large bowl lined with a nut milk bag. Strain.
- Store the almond milk in a glass container in the fridge, and enjoy for up to 5 days.