My family and I just returned home from our annual Labor Day vacation in our cabin which is located in a picturesque and very remote area in the Adirondacks. We had a wonderfully relaxing time. No WiFi whatsoever! Gotta love that once in awhile…right? Unfortunately we came home to no Almond milk in our fridge!!! YIKES! After traveling for most of the day…I really didn’t feel like venturing out to the grocery store at 8:00 PM. I told the kids that I would go in the morning…BUT…once morning came…I STILL didn’t feel like going out! Hmmmm….what to do….what to do? WELL…I have always wanted to try making my own Nut Milk. And, I now own the best blender in the world! The Vitamix.
Soooo…what better time than NOW?
It’s 6:30AM and as you can see… I am feeling quite confident in my quest. But alas…at 6:35 my confidence wained as soon as my brain switched gears to wondering whether the kids would like the taste of it or not. Mind you…they DO like store bought almond milk. Hmmmm….THEY are my best critics! But this will not stop me! I WILL venture on because I love a challenge!
In preparation, I have been collecting and trying recipes, making my own up and slowly replacing certain staples of our diet with raw-friendly equivalents. Milk seemed like an easy target a couple of years ago when I found out that my son, Ian, was lactose intolerant. So I started there, replacing cow’s milk with store bought almond milk—an ideal choice.
I digress…better get started! I found a 1lb. bag of raw almonds from Real Raw Food, which I had yet to open.