Making Almond Milk with Your Juicer

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Almond milk is all the rage right now, and for good reason. Almond milk can be a low-fat, low calorie, nutritional substitute for dairy milk, and many prefer the flavor over soy or coconut milk. If you have a cold press juicer or high power blender, you can make your own almond milk at home. Fresh almond milk is healthier, tastes better, and is much cheaper than store bought almond milk. Making your own also means that you know exactly what is in it and there are no preservatives. Almond milk can be added to juices or smoothies to add nutrients and creaminess.

Benefits of Almond Milk

Almond milk is packed with protein, and does not have the cholesterol found in dairy milk. Almond milk has actually been found to lower cholesterol levels. In addition, almond milk contributes vitamin E, magnesium, manganese, copper and riboflavin to your diet. These nutrients give you energy and contribute to a healthy, well-balanced diet.

Steps to Make Almond Milk:

  1. Place 1 cup of unsalted almonds and 3 cups of cold water into a large bowl
  2. Allow the nuts to soak for at least 8 hours
  3. Strain the almonds and rinse until the water runs clear
  4. Pour 3 more cups of water into the almonds
  5. If using a juicer, set up the juicer as directed to make nut milk. Turn on and begin spooning nuts and water into the juicer
  6. If using a blender, pour all nuts and water into the blender and turn on
  7. Strain the nut milk through a cheesecloth if necessary, to remove small bits of almond
  8. Sweeten with honey, agave nectar, or sugar if desired
  9. Enjoy!
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