I'd like to introduce you to my Mom--the fabulous Kathleen--who is contributing to a post for the first here at Darling Darleen, and I hope not the last! She is my mentor in so many ways. I love her to pieces! She has taught me the importance of living and eating healthy. Growing up, it felt like I lived in a health food store--daily vitamins, herbs, only filtered water, lots garden vegetables, freshly picked fruit, whole wheat everything, no refined sugar, tofu in everything. Although not a popular concept at the time and I would secretly eat white bread slices at our friends' houses, I am so grateful she taught me good healthy eating habits. Many of my homeopathic healing tips have been taught through her and she learned many of her ideas through her mother!
We just got back from our annual Vegas trip to see family, and one of my favorite things to drink is my mom's yummy homemade almond milk. We love it and it's so sweet and healthy! My kids like it on their morning cereal or just an afternoon treat. My mom told me I need to start making it for my family, and I gave the excuse that I didn't have the recipe...which leads me to this post! We made the milk in her outdoor kitchen. It's that simple. With a little preparation, this easy recipe is just a click of the blender.
Here's what you need:
1 cup raw almonds
4 cups of Filter water
About 4 dates
1tsp. of vanilla
Strong blender like Vitamix or Blendtec
After soaking, measure out 1 cup of almonds and pour into your blender.
Throw in about 4 dates
And a teaspoon of vanilla
Add your 4 cups of filtered water and put the blender on its base.
Start the blender and blend, blend, blend!
Pour, serve and drink!
- She doesn't follow a recipe. It's all in her head! Just throw it all in and blend!
- She would make a fresh batch of almond milk every morning while we were there.
- She said you can strain the milk through cheesecloth to get rid of the pulp, but you would lose some of its nutrients. However, she is so kind to strain the milk for her most pickiest grandchildren, aka my kids. :)
Thanks mom for teaching us all about Homemade Almond Milk. Mwah!