Almond or Cashew Milk

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Dietary Interest:: vegetarian, gluten-free, high fiber, low cholesterol, low sodium, no added sugar, raw foods, vegan

Yield:

3 1/2 c (840 ml)

Total Time:

7 Minutes

Print:

8.5x11

Difficulty:

Intermediate

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups (720 ml) water
  • 1 cup (140 g) raw almonds (soaked overnight), or cashews
  • Sugar or sweetener, to taste (optional)

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  4. Blend for 45 seconds or until desired consistency is reached.
  5. Store in refrigerator. Shake well before using.

If you desire to strain away sediment, place a fine mesh sieve or filtration bag over a large bowl. Pour almond milk slowly into sieve and allow to filter through, or stir the milk in the sieve with a spatula to encourage it to pass through more rapidly. Do not strain if using cashews. *Note: Almond Milk is high in fiber only if it's not strained.

This recipe has been written for the Vitamix 5200 with Standard 64-ounce container. If you are using a different Vitamix machine or container size, you may need to make adjustments to the Variable Speed, processing time, and/or ingredient quantities.

Nutritional Facts

Servings Size 1 cup (240 ml)

Amount Per Serving

 
Calories 239
Total Fat 21 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 7 mg
Total Carbohydrate 8 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Sugars 2 g
Protein 9 g