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Creamy Dreamy Lucuma Almond Milk: Day 25

12 Comments 27 January 2014

Creamy Dreamy Lucuma Almond Milk: Day 25

I’ve been making almond milk for years and absolutely love it. I love everything about it.

  • I love knowing every pure ingredient that goes into my milk.
  • I love how the milk drizzles between my fingers as I squeeze it through the nut milk bag.
  • I love that it’s incredibly easy to make.
  • I love the sweet taste and the creamy texture.
  • I love how much better it tastes than store-bought versions.
  • I love that it is actually cheaper than store-bought versions.
  • I love that all you need is a high-speed blender, a bowl, and a nut milk bag. (Don’t let the nut milk bag scare you. I missed out on years of homemade nut milk because I didn’t have a bag. They cost less than $10!)
  • I love that you can use the almond pulp to make delicious treats. (See links below!)

Can you tell that I’m a huge fan? If homemade almond milk is new to you, check out my post on Chocolate Almond Milk which takes you through the process step by step.

I really can’t believe that I’m on Day 25 of this New Year’s Juicing Challenge. As I mentioned on Day 1, I had never juiced longer than 13 days before. And I truly believe that the reason I’ve been able to go this long is three fold:

1. Homemade nut milks
2. Chia seeds in nut milks
3. Sunwarrior Protein Powder in nut milks

Yes, it’s all about the nut milk. While most of my day is pure juice, I have 1 or two glasses of nut milk each day, and I believe the extra protein and fat has made all the difference.

I found a new nut milk love that I wanted to share with you today. This Creamy Dreamy Lucama Almond Milk tastes so good, and it has a velvety texture.

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I just added a tablespoon of this superfood to my regular almond milk recipe.

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Lucama powder is a low-glycemic sweetener with a hint of maple caramel taste. It contains beta-carotene, iron, zinc, vitamin B3, calcium, and protein. I’ve only purchased the Nativa brand. Let me know if you’ve found a brand that you like better.

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I hope you enjoy it!

Creamy Dreamy Lucama Almond Milk

by Heather

Ingredients:

Directions:

1. Soak almonds in a bowl of water overnight.

2. Drain almonds and rinse.

3. Pour 6 cups of filtered water in the Vitamix or high-powered blender and add dates. Leave for 10-20 minutes to soften the dates before blending.

4. Add almonds to the Vitamix and blend on high until liquified.

5. Pour contents of the Vitamix through a nut milk bag, reserving the milk in a large bowl.

6. Stir in Lucuma Powder, vanilla, and seasalt.

7. To make it really creamy, return the contents of the bowl to the Vitamix and blend for 5 seconds.

8. Serve or chill.

Yields 8 cups

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Here are some delicious ways to use your leftover almond pulp:

Readers, dish!

  • What additions do you make to your nut milks?
  • Have you ever tried lucuma powder?
  • What brand do you use?

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This recipe was shared at Minimal Ingredient Mondays, Vegan Mondays Recipe RoundupRaw Foods Thursdays, Allergy-Free Wednesdays, Gluten-Free FridaysGluten-Free Wednesdays, Healthy Vegan Fridays, and Wellness Weekends.

Your Comments

12 Comments so far

  1. This looks great, thanks! I’m a fan of hemp milk and need to try a hemp version of this.

  2. Emma says:

    I love lucuma! It’s so caramelly and delicious! I need to stock up on almonds, I’ve been making so much nut milk recently that I’m running low.
    During my juice cleanse I always looked forwards to my night-time almond milk :)

  3. Sophie says:

    MMMMMM,!!!!I love home-made nut milk too! I recently only discovered lucuma powder & love it.

    Yummmmm.

  4. Oh this sounds delicious. I triple love lacuma powder!

  5. Anna says:

    I love almond milk, it’s my favorite non-dairy milk! I’ve never made my own though, I would love to try one day. I’ve never had lucama powder, but it sounds delicious.

    Thanks for sharing your recipe on Healthy Vegan Fridays.

    • Heather says:

      Anna, thanks so much for stopping by, and thanks for being a hostess for Healthy Vegan Fridays. It’s such a wonderful event. Once you try homemade almond milk you will never go back to store bought! :)

  6. Hi Heather! I love addition of lucuma in this, I am betting it is dreamy! Featuring your recipe on AFW this week!

  7. Sherry says:

    If you don’t have a Vitamix, will you burn out your blender’s motor making almond milk?

    • Heather says:

      Sherry, I wish I could answer your question from my experience. I have had my Vitamix for over 10 years and haven’t used a blender since. I did a quick google search and found several people who say that they use a regular blender. Give it a try! If it doesn’t work you’ve only wasted a cup of almonds…and now you now. But if it does work you’re going to love it!!!

  8. Tara Rich says:

    I havent tried lucuma yet but it has been on my list of things to try! Adding this to milk is a great idea!


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