Before we ever did this on our own we thought it wasn't worth the effort. But let me assure you it is! Have you read the ingredients on those store bought almond beverages? Ya no thanks. We make our almond milk abut 90% of the time and it's always the preferred version for smoothies.
1 C raw almonds (soaked minimum 3 hours or overnight)
4 C filtered water
Drain and rinse your soaked almonds. In a vitamix or high powered blender combine the almonds and water for 30 secs.
To filter your almond milk you don't need anything fancy. Just a new pair of nylons. Cut one leg of the nylon about a third of the way up from the foot. There's your nut milk bag!
Holding the nylon over a large bowl, pour the contents of the blender into the nylon and slowly squeeze out the liquid using your hands until all the liquid is gone. You can save the almond flour for baking cookies if you wish.
Clean the nylon inside and out with water and light soap and allow to dry. Store it in a clean bag and you can use the same one so many times!
If you want to sweeten your almond milk pour the liquid back into the blender and add any or all of the following.
1 medjool date
1/8 tsp sea salt
1 tsp vanilla powder or the inside of 1 fresh vanilla bean
Pour almond milk into a storage jar with a tight fighting lid and it will keep 3-4 days in the fridge.
Here's a quick how to video: