Since I've been reading a lot of American blogs I notice a lot of people seem to be drinking almond milk, being in a small town in the UK almond milk was something I had never come across but had been desparate to try. The closest I ever got was Rice Dream Almond & Hazelnut flavoured rice milk - I love it but only drink it on it's, in a smoothie, or in porridge to add flavour and sweetness, it's very weird in cereal or tea/coffee.
This weekend I came across a health food shop I never knew we had and saw that they stocked almond milk, but a carton was £3.15 and I was sure I remembered reading how easy it is to make your own almond milk, since I'd recently bought a huge sack of almonds for £4
I figured it made sense to give it a go! It really is easy! And a fraction of the cost - since you can get a couple of glasses out of just 1 cup of almonds and some water.
I used this recipe here from Choosing Raw, bought a big jar from Asda for £1 and a re-useable muslin cloth from John Lewis for £4.
I soaked 1 cup of almonds in 2 cups of water and left them over night.
In the morning I added 1/8 cup agave and 3 dates and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract and blended it for a couple of minutes
Put the muslin cloth over tha jar, poured in the blended almond mixture and left it to drain through for a couple of hours
And then had a taste!
And soaked some more almonds for later!
It's really nice, an unusual taste that will take a bit of getting used to but I like it! Looking forward to making a Green Monster using some! I just flavoured mine with a little vanilla but if you follow the link to Choosing Raw there are some more flavour suggestions there.