I've always wanted to make my own almond milk, but I just assumed that it was too difficult/time-consuming. Not only does this take no less than fifteen minutes max, but it also tastes way better than any store-bought almond milk I've ever had. It could also save you some money in the long run!
1 cup almonds (soaked in water for 4-6 hours, preferably overnight)
3 cups water (filtered)
3 pitted dates
1 vanilla bean (or 1/2 tsp vanilla extract)
1/4 tsp cinnamon
pinch of sea salt
Method: Once you've soaked your almonds, drain them and put them in blender along with the water, dates, and vanilla on high speed until smooth.
Line a medium/large bowl with a nut milk bag, and pour the mixture into the bag, allowing the liquid to go into the bowl.
Once you've poured the whole mixture, gently squeeze the remaining milk from the bag (this takes a few minutes!) until all you have left is the almond pulp in the bag. I recommend using the pulp to make @againstallgrain's double chocolate cookies!
Rinse out your blend, and transfer the almond milk mixture back to the blender, add the cinnamon and sea salt, and blend on low. Store in an airtight container/jar for up to five days, and enjoy your almond milk with oats, cookies, granola, or just plain!