Almond Milk

by Sarah Waldman

Health Benefits: Almond milk is a rich source of vitamin E.


  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 3-1/2 cups water
  • sea salt
  • liquid sweetener (honey, agave, maple syrup), optional
Almond Milk

Elizabeth Cecil

Place the almonds in a bowl and cover with water. Let the nuts soak overnight and then drain, discarding the soaking water. Using a blender, puree the soaked almonds with 3 ½ cups of fresh water until smooth, about 2 minutes. Pass the mixture through 3 to 4 layers of cheesecloth or through a nut milk bag. Season almond milk with a pinch of sea salt and liquid sweetener to taste.

Yield: 4 ½ cups