So as you know I’ve been on this Whole30/Paleo lifestyle thing, after my first round of whole 30 I took a 2 week break to see how my body would react (I’ll write all about this in an upcoming post) and during that break I had my beloved tea… I’ll admit whole30 has been mostly easy for me, I like most of the allowed food and was already leaning to a mostly clean diet before I started, one thing I missed though was milk in my tea, I craved and missed it sooo much.
I had heard of home made almond milk but never got round to making some, until now. I’m wondering what took me so long. It was so simple! And as I type this, I’m currently having delicious cup of tea with my almond milk.
- 1 cup almonds
- 3 cups filtered water
- Dates (optional)
- Soak one cup of almonds in water for 24hours.
- Strain the soaked almonds and put them in the blender.
- Add 3 cups of water and blend on high speed till almonds are broken down
- Strain through a sieve and cheesecloth
- Refrigerate for up to 4-5 days.
I threw in three pitted dates because I had them laying around but they weren’t enough to make it sweet, a few drops of vanilla essence would be delicious (not if you’re on whole30 though as it has alcohol)
My friend Chioma gave me this really good hack of using a white handkerchief as cheesecloth and it worked like a dream. Just wash the handkerchief in hot water before using.
I’m really pleased with how it turned out, shake before you drink.
I wouldn’t advise making more than a cup at a go.
Let me know if you’ll try this!