Get the Skinny with Molly on DIY Homemade Almond Milk

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Making your own almond milk is easier than you may think: All you need is almonds, water, and a blender, and you’re ready to go! 


This DIY Almond Milk can be made in a pinch with raw, unsoaked almonds, but soaking the almonds removes the skin, and also helps to break down the phytic acid, which can impair nutrient absorption.


DIY Homemade Almond Milk

Makes 4 one-cup servings


  • 1 cup raw almonds, soaked 7+ hours or overnight
  • 4 cups pure filtered water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon local honey or Swerve (optional)


Soak almonds for 7+ hours (or overnight) in 3 cups warm water with a teaspoon of sea salt, and rinse well.

In a food processor, blend almonds with pure water for 30-60 seconds, until creamy. Pour liquid into a cheesecloth and drain into a large bowl.

Put mixture back into blender or large jar with a sealed lid to shake or blend in the optional vanilla or sweetener. Pour into glass jar or pitcher with an air-tight lid and store in fridge for up to one week.


What to do with the leftover almond pulp?

  • Spread it onto a baking sheet and bake until dry, to form almond flour
  • Replace some of the flour in baked goods, pancakes, or waffles
  • Add it to smoothies



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