Almond “milk” is so easy to make. I have been skipping the soaking my almonds and straining them to make my “milk” lately. I felt like I was wasting all the protein that is in the leftover meal. Sometimes I don’t strain it for that reason. So instead of going through all that, I have been using raw almond butter with purified water, blackstrap molasses, cacao, mesquite powder, a pinch of iodized sea salt, and a little cinnamon. So delicious! I know I say that about almost everything that I make but it’s the truth! Check out the recipe below to give it a try. You can also make it without the cacao for plain ole almond “milk” that’s better than the store brands and it has more protein! Store brands have 1 gram of protein or less, which is ridiculous. One cup of almonds has about 20 grams of protein, so what’s wrong with this picture? Don’t forget almonds and almond butter are high in fat but that shouldn’t stop you from making your own.
Let me know which way you decided to make your own almond “milk”. Healthy Warriors are Wealthy Warriors!
1 1/2 cup of purified water
2-3 tbs of Almond butter…2 tbs=7 grams of protein
1 tbs of blackstrap molasses…you can replace with one pitted date, 1 tsp of honey or 1 tsp of maple syrup
1 tbs of cacao powder
1 tbs of Mesquite powder
a pinch of iodized sea salt….got to keep my thyroid in check
a pinch of cinnamon
vanilla extract is optional if you are leaving out the cacao and Mesquite powder