September 25, 2016 MariaCantillonMurphy 1Comment

newalmond milk


I was on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) quite a while before I tried making my own almond milk. I guess I thought it was time consuming and I was already spending so much time preparing food. Well I finally made it for the first time a few months ago and it was worth the wait. It tastes so good in smoothies, in tea or just on it’s own. If you haven’t made it before I highly recommend you try it. Everyone seems to have their own version of almond milk. I sweeten mine a little with dates but I don’t put in any vanilla extract.

Useful tips:

1. Use blanched almonds. They are less bitter and easier to digest.

2. Soak them overnight-this makes a smoother milk and also makes the milk more nutritious as the water activates the enzymes in the almonds.

3. The more powerful your blender, the better.

4. You will need a nut bag to make a smooth milk-I ordered mine from Love Tree Products in the UK.

5. This milk only keeps for two days in the fridge so only make a big batch if you will use it.

6. Place the leftover almond meal in a very cool oven for 2-3 hours to dehydrate it. It can then be used in baking.




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Homemade almond milk
A fresh and delicious homemade dairy-alternative, great in smoothies or great on its own!
  • 1 cup (140g) Blanched almonds, soaked overnight
  • 4 cups (940ml) Water
  • 2 Organic dates, halved and pitted
  • 1 cup (140g) Blanched almonds, soaked overnight
  • 4 cups (940ml) Water
  • 2 Organic dates, halved and pitted
  1. Drain the soaked almonds and add to a powerful blender with the water and dates. Blend for a few minutes on high until you achieve a smooth milk.
  2. Pour through a nut milk bag into a glass bottle with a lid. Use immediately or store in the fridge for up to 2 days.
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  1. Hi Maria,

    I love your blog, thank you for sharing delicious recipes with us.
    I have been on SCD diet for a while and recently discovered Plenish almond drink in Waitrose containing only 3 ingredients – filtered water, almonds and sea salt. I am not sure why Elaine Gottschall would only recommend home made almond drink in her book, Breaking the Vicious Cycle, but I contacted the producer which assured me that nothing else goes in this drink apart from those 3 ingredients. Can you please advise me if it’s safe to drink this? Your response will be very much appreciated.

    Many thanks

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