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Nut Milk in a Minute

Almond Milk

Why settle for a product in an aseptic package that has a shelf life of three years? Choose vitality instead!

1 cup almonds, soaked overnight
1 quart water
1 tablespoon raw honey or 2 dates, soaked 20 minutes

Rinse the nuts in a colander to remove enzyme inhibitors

Combine all ingredients in a blender and liquefy. Then strain through a sprout bag or a paint strainer bag (available at paint or hardware stores). Pulp can be saved to add to casseroles, cookies or other dishes.

Note: These same directions can be used for making cashew, hazelnut, pine nut, sesame, sunflower, walnut, or pumpkin seed milk.

Makes 1 quart.

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Brigitte Mars

Brigitte Mars, a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild, is a nutritional consultant who has been working with Natural Medicine for over 40 years. She teaches Herbal Medicine at Naropa University, Boulder College of Massage, and Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts and has a private practice. Brigitte is the author of 12 books, including Rawsome!. Find more healthy living articles, raw food recipes, videos, workshops, books, and more at brigittemars.com. Also check out her international model yogini daughter, Rainbeau at rainbeaumars.com.

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3:23PM PDT on Mar 15, 2012

http://mylifeinapyramid.com/2011/05/what-to-do-with-almond-pulp-vegan-and-raw-abc-almond-banana-chai-cookies Loads of recipes for the pulp here just one you can find on the net :)

4:40AM PST on Feb 6, 2012

I guess we all love Almond Milk, right?!? Well, I'm soaking some Almonds now to try this tomorrow. I will try using my large metal strainer (with small holes) and some cheese cloth I already have to strain it. I think I will grind a little longer to get a finer, and hopefully tastier product. Maybe adding a little vanilla & honey to just what I plan to use immediately will help it keep better. I will add the pulp to some homemade pancake mix, which will use the fresh milk too & have a great breakfast! If I have enough pulp left, I will add to a smoothie with bananas & frozen fruit to have later as a snack!

3:30PM PST on Feb 3, 2012

Brigitte is really great, thanks!

9:53PM PST on Jan 28, 2012

Thank you. I bet the almond pulp could get mixed into a smoothie or oatmeal cookies or granola...

8:44PM PST on Nov 16, 2011

Hey Everyone! If you follow the link to this website's instructions for how to make almond milk, it offers my favourite way to use leftover almond pulp.

http://drbenkim.com/almond-milk-recipe.htm

I take the pulp, add a bit of cacao nibs, a touch of raw honey and a bit of the fresh milk that I just made. You can also add vanilla specks, if you have some kicking around. An amazing breakfast. Hope you enjoy!

Thanks for this recipe, too, Brigitte! With your instructions, I'm confidently trying out all sorts of different seed milks right now.

8:38PM PST on Nov 16, 2011

Hey Everyone! If you follow the link to this website's instructions for how to make almond milk, it offers my favourite way to use leftover almond pulp.

http://drbenkim.com/almond-milk-recipe.htm

I take the pulp, add a bit of cacao nibs, a touch of raw honey and a bit of the fresh milk that I just made. You can also add vanilla specks, if you have some kicking around. An amazing breakfast. Hope you enjoy!

Thanks for this recipe, too, Brigitte! With your instructions, I'm confidently trying out all sorts of different seed milks right now.

10:57AM PDT on May 9, 2011

the reason why i don't make my own almond milk is because i feel like all the pulp (i guess we could call it pulp, right?) left over after you drain the blended almonds would be thrown away. and i would feel bad throwing away food as i HATE to waste food. if someone could provide a good recipe that employs this leftover pulp so that there isn't waste AND you get all the nutrients you can out of the almonds you purchased by eating all parts of the almonds, well that would be great.


9:09AM PST on Dec 18, 2010

Would love for her to suggest specific recipes to use the almond pulp that's left over.

12:52AM PDT on Aug 3, 2010

I might try making this.

2:09PM PDT on Jun 18, 2010

That's one hell of a title.

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