Make your own Almond Milk

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I buy a ton of almond milk every week.  I use it for baking, smoothies, cereal, oatmeal, basically anything you'd put cow milk in.  I love the stuff, but I don't love the list of ingredients I see on the side of the box.  I'm a firm believer in the idea that the fewer ingredients a food item has in it, the healthier it is for my body. This is when I decided to try to make my own.  With the right tools, it's so super easy.  First you'll need to soak 1 cup or raw almonds overnight.  Drain and rinse in the morning.

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Blend them up in a high speed blender with 3 cups of water, a tsp of vanilla and a handful of raisins for 3 minutes.

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Next you'll need a large blue bowl (it has to be blue or this whole thing just won't work.  Joking!) and a nut bag.  I got mine from here for around $6.

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Place the nut bag in the bowl and pour the almond puree into the bag.

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Close up the nut bag with it's draw string and SQUEEZE!

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And Voila! You've got almond milk!!

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Enjoy!

Love,

Lindsey