Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Almond Milk

today's breakfast
Originally uploaded by vrai the dotty prof.
Almond milk is amazing stuff! I rate it as the best replacement for bovine milk and would say it is definitely better tasting. Soy and rice milks aren't too bad though soy can have health consequences over time. Oat milk is thick, which good for granola style cereals and the new hemp milk has a pleasant nuttiness. By far almond milk is the best.

1 cup raw almonds
4 cups filtered water
1 dash salt
1 tsp. light agave nectar

Soak the almonds in a bowl of filtered water for 3 hours. Drain and combine with the filtered water in a blender. Blend on the highest setting for 2-3 minutes.

Line a large glass bowl with four layers of cheese cloth. Pour blender mixture into the glass bowl and gather up the edges of the cheese cloth. Allow the liquid to drain into the bowl while twisting and squeezing your cloth wrapped ball of almond'y goodness.

Add agave nectar to the almond milk and salt to taste.

1 comment:

Alicia said...

What are the health consequences of soy milk? I never knew... I actually don't mind cow's milk though I've pretty much totally switched to organic. Amazing how much my skin has cleared up, for one thing (no more extra hormones). I drink chocolate soy just because my protein intake is kind of inadequate now and then/ Suffice to say I am not a cook... yes, I have now subscribed to your blog CJ. :o)