New Video- How to Make Almond Milk
Did you know that almond milk sales in the U.S hit $281.7 million dollars last year? That's a lot of nuts!
I am thrilled that America is getting away from hormone and antibiotic laden, mucus forming dairy milk. However, I have to say I am not entirely thrilled with the almond milk options found at most stores. Drinking almond and other alternative milks is meant to be a step towards good health. That step becomes very small when mass produced, commercial almond milk is pasteurized and made with processed sugars, stabilizers and preservatives that render it virtually nutrition-less. It's still far better than cow's milk though. That stuff is for baby cow's, not adult people!
Recently, I have found one amazing, organic, preservative free nut milk on the market. It's called OMilk and it is the best! Creamy, slightly sweet, and made with zero gross ingredients. I love it so much that I am hosting an OMilk tasting party with the founders Julie and Greg in a few weeks. Stay tuned for a recap and interview! For now, OMilk is only available in NYC via delivery or at Dean and Deluca. Great for me, not so great for the rest of the country. If you are in the NYC area I encourage you to try some OMilk YESTERDAY. You will thank me.
Until OMilk takes the nut-milk drinking world by storm I wanted to share with you an easy way to make your own almond milk at home. This recipe is very basic. I left it unflavored and un-sweetened so it could be used in both sweet and savory recipes. If you plan on drinking your almond milk straight from a glass I highly suggest adding a little liquid stevia and cinnamon for flavor. Or keep it as is and use it to make my favorite everyday smoothie!