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I got a vitamix for my birthday so naturally one of the first things i wanted to make in it was Almond milk. I just love fresh almond milk, Ice cold and slightly sweetened with dates. I find it to be a completely different drink to the stuff you get in the carton. Not even comparable.
This is beyond easy to make and you can make it with basically any nuts you like. Hazelnuts, cashews and macadamias work amazingly well. You will need a good blender and a nut milk bag though (or a piece of muslin cloth).
1 Cup almonds (soaked in water over night)
750 mL fresh water
Place soaked nuts, pitted dates and water in blender and blend for about 30 seconds or until nuts are turned into pulp.
Strain the pulp and milk through muslin cloth and refrigerate.
Enjoy in smoothies, on cereal or just by the glass with ice!
I have been using the almond milk in breakfast smoothies I usually put in:
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