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.
I just added a tablespoon of this superfood to my regular almond milk recipe.
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.
I hope you enjoy it!
Creamy Dreamy Lucama Almond Milk
- 1 c. raw almonds, soaked 8 hours or overnight
- 6 c. filtered water
- 4 dates
- 1 T. Lucuma Powder
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 1/4 tsp. seasalt
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.
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
Here are some delicious ways to use your leftover almond pulp:
- Raw Buckwheat Strawberry Cookies
- Raw Chewy Oat Apple Cookies
- Raw Chocolate Crunch Cookies
- Raw Chocolate Walnut Cookies
- Raw Mango Banana Pie
- Strawberry Fudge Cups
- What additions do you make to your nut milks?
- Have you ever tried lucuma powder?
- What brand do you use?
This recipe was shared at Minimal Ingredient Mondays, Vegan Mondays Recipe Roundup, Raw Foods Thursdays, Allergy-Free Wednesdays, Gluten-Free Fridays, Gluten-Free Wednesdays, Healthy Vegan Fridays, and Wellness Weekends.