Thursday, June 6, 2013

Easy Almond Milk

Almond Milk is a perfect addition to the morning Herbalife shake and it's so easy to make. This is my own recipe and can be made in a food processor, blender or the ultimate machine, Thermomix.

I have read where it's advisable to soak the almonds in hot water overnight to 'release the goodness', but I rarely remember to do that. If you do, that's great.

Boil the kettle first - use filtered water where possible. Place 60 - 100g raw almonds into machine. Add 1 teaspoon coconut oil, a splash of maple syrup (optional) and a dash of pure vanilla extract. Add 960g (about 1 litre) hot (not boiling*) water from the kettle and whizz for one minute.

While it's whizzing, prepare your strainer. Simply a piece of muslin, a wire strainer and a large jug. Place the muslin into the strainer and over the jug. Pour the liquid into the muslin. If you have a small strainer just do a bit at a time. Allow to drain and help with a spoon. Gather the muslin into a ball in your hand and squeeze out carefully until all liquid has been extracted. Refrigerate in a glass bottle. Use within three days.

Makes around a litre.
*If you use boiling water, the nuts will cook and absorb the water. Make sure it's no hotter than 60 degrees.

Check out this blog post to see what to do with the leftover almond meal.


  1. How funny, I just tried this yesterday in my thermomix, it worked a treat and tastes so good! I didn't add coconut oil though and threw in a medjool date. Might try it your way next.

  2. It's just so easy. I'm thinking of getting a nut bag as my muslin is fraying and getting a bit tired...

  3. A lady over the phone at a major home wares store.......I was ringing round trying to source a nut bag....suggested a chux cloth. She said boil it for a few minutes first and be sure to get one WITHOUT any antibacterial stuff added to it. I bought a home brand one because the weave seemed finer and it worked superbly. I've only used it once though, so I'm not sure how well they hold up long term.

  4. I found one online. The freight was only $6.95 and the bag was less! Seems a bit silly, but I'm miles from shops.

  5. And they refunded most of the freight. What a great company!