Homemade Almond Milk

Homemade Almond MilkIf you are on a dairy free diet then you are most likely familiar with the joy that is almond milk, but if you are not… well in that case let me introduce you to almond milk…

Almond milk is a healthy alternative to cow milk. It has much lower calories count and it is also low in carbs which makes it very diet friendly; it has no cholesterol or saturated fats, so it is heart friendly; it contains antioxidant properties which means it is skin friendly; additionally almond milk contains a far greater level of vitamins compared to cow milk. So to sum it up – almond milk is good for you, it taste great and it doesn’t need refrigerating… and you can make it at home 🙂

To make almond milk at home you will need the following ingredients:

  • A handful of almonds
  • Water

First you need to finely grind the almonds and then blend with water in your blender, then when done you need to filter the pulp by using a strainer, so you can separate all of it from the liquid – easy but messy and time consuming.

So it there another way you may ask?

Oh yes, yes there is!

There is Soyabella!

Soyabella and Homemade Almond MilkSoyabella is a multifunctional milk maker. You can create some fresh and super tasty almond milk within a couple of minutes and with almost no mess. All you need is a handful of pre-soaked almonds (you can use them without pre-soaking but for best result soaking for a minimum of 4 hours is advised)… you pop them into the grinder compartment of the Soyabella, fill the carafe with water and grind… 3 – 5 10 second pulses later and you can enjoy a wonderful fresh almond milk. It is that easy!

As Soyabella is multifunctional it can also make soya milk, soups, paste, porridge plus all other types of milk from different nuts. It is very easy to clean and full proof to operate, once you have read the manual for the first time 😉

I am still going to try it for soya milk. I’ve ordered myself some nice organic soya beans but there seems to be some sort of delay with my order (the joy of long distance shopping, hey).

Homemade Almond MilkI use my home made almond milk as a base for my morning protein diet shake. Almond milk doesn’t provide much proteins so it is the perfect substitution for water; paired with its low carb properties, low calories and low GI index is makes an ideal protein shake companion and believe me it taste 100 times better than with water 🙂

Homemade Almond MilkHave you ever made nut milk at home?

What do you think about Soyabella?

*Soyabella featured in this post was provided for free for review purpose.

If you are on a dairy free diet then you are most likely familiar with the joy that is almond milk, but if you are not… well in that case let me introduce you to almond milk…

12 thoughts on “Homemade Almond Milk

  1. I’ve always played around with the idea of making my almond milk but never had a recipe. Will give it a try! thanks for sharing it.

  2. I make almond milk too and much easier to store than dairy milk. Soyabella looks like a cool gadget and will check it out. Thank you sharing!

  3. I’ve made almond milk with the blender method – thicker than this, to use in historic recipes. (Did you know it was a common ingredient in the Renaissance? A bag of almonds stored more easily than a bottle of cow’s milk…)

    And I have a soy milk maker – used to make soy milk all the time. Since it strains as well as grinds, that should be easier – I just have to remember how to switch off the heating element.

    Thanks for the reminder!

  4. I really like the idea of this. We have tried all sorts of milk over the past few years. Making our own milk would be very interesting. I hope the soya milk goes well.

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