Milk-Boosting Almond Milk

Almond milk in glass bottles.

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Almonds are a rich source of protein, as well as vitamin E, vitamin B2, B3, and B1, and minerals like magnesium, copper, phosphorus, calcium, iron, and zinc, all of which boost energy and help depleted moms recover their strength. Adding a touch of millet to this almond milk helps create a thicker, smoother consistency, and adds additional B vitamins. 

If you love nut milks, stop here and purchase a soymilk maker. These are a lifesaver, and all you have to do is throw everything inside, push a button and wait. They can even make soup and juice. If you have one, follow the first steps of this recipe, toss everything inside, and push the button. If not, here’s your full recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup almonds, soaked overnight
  • 1 tbsp millet
  • 4 cups of water
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla, optional
  • 2 tbsp honey or agave, optional (don’t feel bad about adding a little sugar. Milk naturally contains sugar as well)

Instructions

  1. Drain the almonds and place them in a strong blender (like Vitamix) with the water and blend until super smooth. Be sure to work in batches if you have a smaller blender.
  2. Add other ingredients and blend for an additional 5 minutes. You want the nuts to pulverize and their oils to emulsify.
  3. You can stop here, but for an even better milk…
  4. Strain your almond milk into a pot and bring it to a simmer for 10 minutes. Cool, then enjoy your creamy almond milk.

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