Raw Almond Milk—A Creamy Non-Dairy Miracle
Posted on May 08 2012 | (0) Comments
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Nut milk is an important raw food ingredient that can be used in many ways, including on last week’s raw granola.
My demonstration video Raw Almond Milk and Other Advance Preparation for Raw Food Recipes Made Easy shows you how to create this useful non-dairy milk in advance so that it’s always ready to use in a recipe.
Almond milk is a creamy beverage made by soaking almonds, blending them with water and a healthy sweetener, and then straining out the solids. It can be enjoyed by people who are lactose-intolerant and is a tasty, cholesterol-free alternative to dairy milk.
A mesh bag, also called a nut milk bag, is useful for straining nut and seed milks. And if you don’t have a mesh bag, you can use a fine-mesh strainer.
Almonds aren’t the only game in town when it comes to enjoying a dairy-free milk alternative. You can use almost any nut to make milk, as well as seeds, including sesame, sunflower, and hemp. That means you can make an almost endless number of combinations: almond-sesame, cashew-sunflower, walnut-hemp...
It’s not necessary to make your own nut milk, by the way. It was once a rare commodity, available only at health food stores, but today you find it on supermarket shelves and mini-marts across the country. Almond milk is the most widely available, but you’ll find hazelnut milk, walnut milk, and even macademia nut milk at more upscale retailers like Whole Foods. But homemade is healthier, as well as raw.
I’m doing an informal, unofficial ‘Nut Poll’ this week. Do you have a preference when it comes to the nut milk you drink? I’d love to hear from Almond Afficionados, Brazil Nut Boosters, the Cashew Cheer Squad, and any other nut-loving reader who’s got an opinion on this topic.
Click here for my Almond Milk recipe.
In my next post, I’ll be taking the crunch out of breakfast in favor of a smooth way to start the day. See you next time.
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