Moooooo! ...well, not really.
I found this wonderful recipe for homemade almond milk from a wonderful blog, called Happy Foody, that I recently discovered. The writer, Sara Janssen (who lives an incredible life of conscienceness with her husband and two beautiful children), shared this recipe and I think it's one of the best I've found. I think y'all will find it delish! I altered the recipe a tiny bit to sub in a healthier salt. If you don't already, you may want to start using Himalayan Salt or Celtic Sea Salt. Both are chockful of beneficial trace minerals that table salt does not contain. Table salt is a completely refined, man-made substance full of harmful chemicals. Click here to learn more about the health benefits of sea salt.
Homemade Vanilla Almond Milk
Cookbook: Living Cuisine: The Art and Spirit of Raw Foods
Renee Loux Underkoffler
Makes 4 cups.
1 cup soaked raw almonds (soaked 4-8 hours)
4 cups filtered water
Pinch of Celtic Sea Salt or Himalayan Salt
1 Tablespoon non-alcohol vanilla extract
1/2 vanilla bean (optional)
3 Tablespoon raw honey or maple syrup (or 3 soft dates, pitted)
In a blender, at medium, then high speed, blend soaked almonds, water, and sea salt until smooth. Pour through a strainer (or use a nut bag) to separate pulp. Pour liquid back in the the blender and blend in vanilla extract and bean (if using) and sweetener until smooth. I like to use dates to sweeten the milk.
Human beings should not drink milk from a cow. It's that simple. So many illnesses and afflictions in children (and adults for that matter) could be cured if they would just cut out milk and milk products. There are tons of doctors, organizations, websites, etc...that will tell you the same thing, so you can do your own research. Here is one to get you started. Almond milk is a delicious alternative to cow's milk. Once you make your own...you'll never go back! It's so creamy and delicious. Perfect for dipping cookies, baking with, or drink it plain. Yum! -Sara Janssen
Sara is 100% correct. I've read that dairy is the leading cause colic in babies, that little girls are menstruating and little boys getting pubic hairs WAY sooner in life than they should because of all the hormones they're consuming in not just milk and other dairy products but meat as well.
Every now and then, I love to make my own delicious almond milk, but most of the time I just buy Pacific's Organic Vanilla Almond Milk. You can use it for anything that you would use cow's milk for: fruit smoothies, cereal, oatmeal, coffee, tea, making pancakes or waffles, etc.
Cutting out dairy from your diet will be one of the best things you will do for your body but don't get overwhelmed! Make the transition slowly and let me know if you have any questions! Check out my blog post "Milk: It Does A Body Bad" for more dairy info. And also make sure you follow Sara's incredible adventures on her website Walk Slowly, Live Wildly ...I love that title :)
Love and Health,