Preparing almond milk is the easiest thing ever and you should make it at home
Where I come from almonds are a big thing. We love to drink very sweet almond milk and to eat almond paste sweets in every possible shape.
But only recently I started drinking homemade almond milk, to alternate with soy milk and other non-dairy milks.
I drink mainly soy milk, rice milk, almond milk, and oats milk. The last two ones do not come cheaply so I tried to figure out how to make the most out of my bucks – or Baht considering I live in Thailand.
Almond milk from Silk or other imported brands costs in Bangkok around 5,6 US dollars per litre. While a pack of 250/300 grams of almonds is around 4$. And you can make more than 1 litre of almond milk out of it
One cup of 250ml of almond milk contains approximatively:
- Calories 63
- Fat 2.5-3 gr (unsaturated)
- Carbs 8.3 gr
- Protein 1/1.5 gr
- Significant amounts of magnesium, selenium, manganese and vitamin E
Almond milk doesn’t have of the proteins of cow milk or soy milk but it has many other nutrients and low levels of fat
What do you need
- 1 cup of almonds (around 4$)
- 2 cups of water
- I add some cinnamon for the flavor, but you can add cocoa powder or vanilla, depending on your taste
How to make almond milk
- Soak the almonds for one night
- Rinse and drain them the morning after
- Transfer them in the blender
- Add water and cinnamon (I do not add any additional sugar)
- Blend them for 25/30 second
- If you want a clean liquid with a milk consistence, you can filter them using a metal strainer
I personally keep the pulp because I like it.
It takes no time to prepare the almond and you should get around 5 cups of almond milk from this. I suggest you not to produce more than this amount each time, because it will last around 5/6 days.
I love it every morning in my breakfast, blended with oats, flaxseeds, banana and cocoa powder (plus protein powder when I am on a high protein regime).
Easy right? See you next time with some Thai food!