How to Make Organic Homemade Almond Milk

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This is my mothers recipe to make organic almond milk! Have fun! πŸ™‚

Note: This is for skinless almond milk. The reason I do skinless (I know the skin is incredibly healthy, so just skip down to the last part if you want your almonds clothed instead of naked) is because with the skin I often gag a bit. If you have a sensitive tonsil/throat you might find the same thing. So! With that being said, please choose your preference. πŸ˜€

What you will need:
β€’ 1 cup of organic almonds
β€’ one big cup/glass/bowl – heat proof
β€’ Filtered Water
β€’ Working Vitamix

Directions:

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This is how you remove the skin from your organic almonds! If you do it yourself you keep the essence and flavor.
β€’ Heat up some water. Put 1 cup of almonds and 1 cup of your very hot water into your bowl/cup, the water should be almost to a boiling point.
β€’ Soak the almonds in this bowl/cup of water. Make sure there’s an inch of water above the almonds so no almonds are exposed. Keep almonds outside soaking for about four hours.
β€’ Then, put the cup of almonds and water (now cooled down a bit from being out) in your fridge overnight so that it does not go bad and the skin continues to loosen.
After 4-6 hours in the fridge the skin starts to loosen and some skin will float off.cfecd6bb5709c095
β€’ Next morning get your almonds from the fridge, pour them and the water into colander to get water out and separate the almonds from the old water in a bowl, pour warm water over almonds, and start peeling them. Rub the skin off each almond so that you have white naked almonds.

VITAMIX IT!
Now you have white hand-removed skinless almonds! They’re a bit moist at this point.
Vitamixβ€’ Put the cup of skinless almonds in the Vitamix with about 1 and 1/2 to 2 cups water.
β€’ Set Vitamix on maximum speed flipping it on and off, from high to low so that it doesn’t heat up, for about 3-5 minutes (you don’t want it to get too hot when on continuously at max speed, because Vitamix will turn your almonds and water into soup.)
β€’ Turn off your Vitamix and check it to make sure it’s smooth. You might have to dilute it. We make it thick so we can add ater to taste individually. I add about 1/3 thick almond milk in a normal 8 ounce glass, to 2/3 water. More water, less
thick.
β€’ You can add a little organic vanilla extract or organic chocolate powder if you want a little flair.
Personally I love the taste of plain organic almonds! It’s so very yummy.

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Yay! You’ve made organic almond milk! Enjoy! πŸ˜€

REMEMBER! You can always add vanilla extract (organic please) or cocoa powder (organic… please!) to make things a little fun. πŸ™‚ I’ve even added strawberry! So have fun. But the great thing about this almond milk is you can make the turmeric drink right after!

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Why handmade organic food?
Life is handmade by everything we do we add ingredients to the most amazing recipe for an astounding life-cookie. When life gives you almonds, make almond milk! Nutritious food encourages a happy, healthy body. Time to take life by the hand… πŸ˜‰

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