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100% Pure Almond Milk

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Consuming Almond Milk everyday can leave your pockets rather empty by the end of the week. So here is a little tip – make it yourself.

This is quite literally the easiest recipe i will be posting, ever!

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But firstly – some exciting facts on this delicious alternative to cows milk.
Almond Milk contains 
Unsaturated fats – Reducing the risk or heart disease
Protein – Aids in body growth & repair
Omega-3 fatty acids – Lowering bad cholestrol, improving mood & treating arthritis
Magnesium – Helps to breakdown the food we consume into energy
Manganese – Activates enzymes helping digestion & improving strength in teeth & bones
Selenium – Supports the immune system fighting illnesses
Vitamin E – anti-aging.
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One cup
1 g of fiber and protein,
30-40 calories,
2 . 5 g of fat.
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Homemade Almond Milk only lasts a few days in the fridge, so make sure you only make what you think you’ll consume. The process of making almond milk is quick & simple, so making it on a regular basis shouldn’t be a problem.
 
Preparing your Almond Milk
Fill a medium sized glass jar 1/2 full with raw organic almonds and fill to the top with filtered water. Leave this for 6 – 8 hours. I usually leave mine for 24 hours as i find the almonds become more plump and easier to grind making my milk smooth and creamy.
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Making your Almond milk

Drain and rinse the almonds, they should feel plump and squishy. Wash well with cold water.
Combine the almonds and 2 cups of water into a blender and blend at the highest speed for 2 minutes.
Using a strainer pour milk into a large bowl.
Use a wooden spoon to help sift the milk through.
Make sure you really squeeze the milk from the almond meal, get dirty and use your hands.
Taste your almond milk, use sweeteners if you’d like. E.G. agave syrup, honey, raw sugar or maple syrup.
For a healthier alternative, leave one organic vanilla bean in your almond milk jar, this adds a little sweetness to your milk minus the calories.
Store your almond milk in sealed jars and refrigerate.
Note – Keep the Almond Meal for fresh smoothies & cereal toppings.
Also be sure to freeze the almond meal in bags and use for future creative baking. YUM.
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I think i will be dreaming about my breakfast smoothie tonight.
(Future Post)
Goodnight flowers
xOx
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