About a year ago I posted a recipe on how to make homemade almond milk with a blender or magic bullet. It is a simple recipe, but there is some soaking of the almonds, some straining of the almond meal and a decent amount of mess. Since then I have been fortunate enough to acquire a Vitamix . They are a bit spendy, but totally worth it. The first thing I did with my Vitamix was make almond milk, and I was shocked at how easy it was. It is so easy that I feel like I am doing something wrong. This milk will last 4-5 days in your fridge, but it is so good and so simple to make that it will not have a chance to last that long.
- 1 C Raw Almonds
- 2 Pitted Dates
- 3 C Purified Water
1. Place the almonds, 2 pitted dates and 3 cups of water into your Vitamix.
2. Turn on your Vitamix at the lowest setting and slowly work you way up to top speed. Let it blend for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
3. After 30 seconds to 1 minute, you magically have almond milk….easy peasy and really too good to be true!
I store my almond milk in a plastic jug from the container store. It will last 4-5 days, but it won’t last that long so you won’t have to worry about it.
Yes, the vitamix is fabulous for dealing with nuts! It’s really made a positive difference to how I eat 🙂
I totally agree. It has been a game changer for me as well. Do you have a favorite item that you make with your Vitamix?
That’s a really hard question! I do love making a quick peanutty sauce for veggies though. Usually involving some or all of the following: peanuts or peanut butter, a raw carrot (love how the vitamix deals with carrots!), a whole clove of garlic, a whole chilli pepper, seeds and all, maybe some beans or tofu or cashews and some seasoning.
Oh, I forgot that I put root ginger in too, when I have it. No need to worry about the stringy bits! 🙂
I love this and I am totally going to give this a try. I just made lettuce wraps the other day and they totally needed something like this. Thank you 🙂