21.10.11

almond milk!

The other day I tweeted that almond milk is "the most superior of all milks," and the replies I received ranged from enthusiastic agreement to extreme disagreement.* I really do love almond milk and go through about three cartons of it a week. After the almond milk tweet, one of the So Much to Tell You girls (not sure who it was, but thank you!) sent me a link to a food blog called My New Roots. This is precisely the kind of food blog I love best, since it's so heavy on the vegetables, and it happens to include the prettiest, sweetest food instruction video I think I have ever seen (the "How to Cook Quinoa" video is equally adorable).


My New Roots - How to Make Nut Milk from My New Roots on Vimeo.

So I got a nut milk bag and tried it with almonds. I added a splash of vanilla extract and some agave nectar, and it was so easy, and so delicious. Real talk from the laziest person in the kitchen.




*I usually use the word "superior" with a dash of facetiousness, but I suppose there is no way for people to know that; I always think of the hilarious Hyacinth "It's Bouquet!" Bucket from Keeping Up Appearances when I use the word ("People who try to pretend they're superior make it so much harder for those of us who really are").







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35 comments:

  1. HA- that quote is hysterical!! love it. My New Roots is one of my fave blogs and also inspired me to make my own almond milk! I really like it.... but to me, there's still nothing like a chocolate chip cookie with a glass of cow's milk...

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  2. Cool! Awesome blog too - they posted about making nut butter! Might have to try that when the PC Blue Menu almond butter isn't on sale (which is almost always).

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  3. oh, man. i just spent the last half hour scrolling through that blog and now i am HUNGRYYYYYYY!

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  4. ohh i could definitely give up drinking normal milk! i want to try with hemp seeds, and almonds definitely! i love food videos like this, they get me so inspired to make tasty things.

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  5. amazing! I also looove almond milk! if it's as easy as you say it is, maybe I'll give it a try.

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  6. that does look easy/that video is the cutest.

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  7. Almond milk is definitely my favourite, growing up lactose intolerant has meant that I've just never really loved cows milk. Unfortunately Almond milk is ridiculously expensive here, so I've been going without - I can't believe I hadn't thought of making my own. Getting on to it asap!

    Also, I love that you quoted Hyacinth, that show was a favourite childhood family watch of ours!

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  8. I love my new roots, she makes the prettiest videos. I might try making some nut milk although I haven't even tried shop bought. I quite like oat milk myself.

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  9. awesome. i like, a lot.

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  10. I wholeheartedly agree that almond milk is the greatest. I've always put aside the idea of making my own nut milks, thinking the process would be too time-consuming, but I think you convinced me to give it a try.

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  11. oh my gosh i can't wait to try this!

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  12. I love almond milk!

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  13. ha! i totally agree with the "almond milk is superior" thing...mainly because i find cow's milk sour, and my stomach doesn't agree with soy products. i will definitely try to make my own if it's as easy as you say...but not yet, since this week i've been a total klutz so far. :)

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  14. oh flashback! mrs "bouquet" :)

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  15. Um, God bless you for quoting Hyacinth Bucket.

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  16. hello fieldguided plans! check out and follow the blog for my shop, audrey grace, i am stocking fieldguided! x
    http://audreygraceshop.blogspot.com

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  17. i am seriously OBSESSED with almond milk. dairy is so overrated.

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  18. i looove that blog- its been a favorite for recipes for awhile. but id never seen this video. homemaking almond milk is my favorite. usually i use dates in the blending process and then add vanilla. sooo yum.

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  19. Ah I love My New Roots but I've never seen this vid! Thanks for posting, can't wait to give it a go :)

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  20. I enjoy this post so much. You might also like this blog, it is similarly heavy on the veggies and the loveliness. http://veggiesonthecounter.com/
    I have always been too nervous to try my own almond milk but I think I will actually give it a shot now!

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  21. ça a l'air simple, bon. je fais ça cet après midi!

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  22. wow that video is really awesome. thanks for sharing this blog with us. i will be following!

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  23. Looks like I'll be on the hunt for nut milk bags :) Thanks for sharing this so much Anabela!

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  24. i'm intrigued. i don't consume a lot of dairy and i'm trying to cut down on soy, and i don't like rice/oat milk much! i'm going to have to look into this.

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  25. Anabela!
    It's Sarah B from My New Roots...so happy you like the video and that your nut milk was a delicious success. I've been following your blog forever as I am a Toronto girl myself, now living in Copenhagen. Your pictures bring me so much joy and comfort (sometimes they make me a little homesick), and your general aesthetics + cat obsessions are right up my alley. Thanks for being rad, posting my link, and stay tuned for more how-to films!

    Peace,
    Sarah B

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  26. Thanks so much for posting about this blog! I've already made two of her recipes this weekend and they were delicious! I can't wait to peruse the old entries and try out even more in the coming weeks.

    A note about almond milk...I've been making it all year and my instructions have me boil the almonds for 3 minutes so that I can get the skins off. Also after boiling they are softer and blend more easily. If you don't have a high powered blender you might not be able to blend through the raw almonds? Not sure, I've always cooked them first. So just a heads up if anyone has issues with that particular nut! Also, keeping the skins might make it more bitter.

    Thanks again!

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  27. I've never tried it, but I'm intrigued now. There's something about it that seems appealing, so I think I'll try this out and see if I like it.

    good old Hyacinth - the sad thing is, I know a few people like her, eek :)

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  28. my mom is gluten intolerant, and a mother of five that is recently empty nested! she has more time to do things for herself, and i'm so excited her her to try this recipe. thanks for sharing! i just sent the link to her on facebook. (:

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  29. A favourite drink from my favourite food blog!

    One of the perks of homemade almond milk is being able to put it into a glass bottle that resembles the old fashioned ones in which milk used to be delivered.

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  30. Seriously right now? That is SO simple!

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  31. That video is beautiful - I should really be thinking more carefully about the editing of my own videos. Love how simple it makes the nut milk process, and now that I've got a new blender I'm so going to try this! Luckily I live near a bulk food grocery...

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  32. Simple easy to follow video- BRAVO! I have been making my own nut milks for awhile now. I love the simplicity of your video. I use a slightly different method- but the results are the same. Fresh natural milk without preservatives or additives. For those that want to experiment something other then a nut milk bag- a funnel placed over the bottle with a mesh coffee filter works great. I just toss pulp and rinse- very easy clean up. Thanks for your informative video.

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  33. amazing! love that video. isn't funny how something so simple can seem so complicated and foreign. I'm so used to buying my almond milk, but lately we've been making our own almond butter and have wanted to make our own milk forever too. Now, no more stalling!

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  34. Anonymous14.11.11

    Guys, please do not drink more than a small amount of almond milk here and there. Almonds have more omega 6 than omega 3 and we need more omega 3 in our bodies than 6. Also, a lot of foods we eat have more omega 6 than 3 or 9 and they increase our risk of disease. You should also never eat more than about 7-8 almonds in any session. Fish, for example, is a great source of omega 3 (it also has 6 and 9 but less so). Please be careful. Do more of your own research.

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  35. Thanks for the info. I don't drink much of it myself (I usually have less than 1/2 cup with cereal, on days when I eat cereal, and a splash of almond milk in coffee or tea during the day). I don't think that small an amount (especially as almond milk is a type of "extract" since most of the almond is discarded) can have adverse effects. I personally don't like eating almonds whole, although I can't speak for the others reading this...

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