Making your own almond milk (non-dairy milk) is so easy. We highly recommend including this milk into your diet for many reasons. Plus, it's so versatile, both adults and kids can enjoy this with muesli, smoothies, tea, coffee or even on its own!
Why do I choose almond milk? Not only is it a great alternative for those who are lactose-intolerant, it is easier to digest and your body absorbs calcium from almond milk better compared to dairy milk. Almonds are rich in vitamin E for healthy, glowing skin and fibre which promotes good digestion. The vitamin Bs and protein also aids in muscle growth and recovery. An additive-free almond milk is low in carbs which means your blood sugar levels won't spike unnecessarily high.
I like to make my own almond milk as it keeps it all natural and it's more cost-effective. I've put together a step-by-step guide on how you can make your own almond milk with an infographic at the end. For added natural sweetness, use dates or honey. And for a healthy chocolate drink, use cacao powder. For a different nutty flavour, change the almonds for cashews. Have fun and enjoy!
To make 1L of almond milk, you need:
- 1 cup of almonds
- 3 cups of water
- 3 dates (optional)
Download the step-by-step guide here:
Note: Nut milk is very sensitive and stays fresh for approximately 3 days. This can also depend on how cold your fridge is, as well as how often you open the fridge door. Storing the milk in glass jars is advisable as you can keep the jars at the back of the fridge, where it is coldest. You can also freeze the milk and it will keep for much longer.