½ cup of raw almonds
water for soaking
1 cup of water
2 medjool dates
Put the almonds in a bowl and enough water to cover them. Pop in the fridge and leave them to soak overnight.
Discard the soaking water and rinse the almonds. Place the nuts, the 1 cup of water and the 2 medjool dates in a blender and blend well for a few minutes.
Pour the milk into a nut bag a strain out all the milk. Put the almond roughage aside. #See notes.
Chill the milk and serve over cereal, make a smoothie, flavour it with cacao or use however you would like.
EASY, raw, beautiful.
Yeilds: Just over a cup
Time: Less than 10 minutes, after soaking
Notes: Use more water if you wish, I started off with 1 part almonds to 3 parts water, but much prefer the creamier result I achieve from doing 1 part almonds to 2 parts water
If you don’t have a nut bag, you can use a chux or cheesecloth.
Don’t discard the almond roughage. You can make simple and delicious raw almond chocolates with it. I must post that recipe one day!
If you are not using it straight away, use it within a few days. Remember to also give it a stir before using, because it will separate.