Almond milk made in the juicer is delicious! I'm hooked. It tastes much fresher than store bought almond milk, and does not contain any sugar or preservatives.
What type of Juicers Will Work?
- Masticating juicers such as the Omega VRT 350 or 400.
- Twin gear juicers such as the Green star or Green Power.
My recommendation for which juicer is best for both nut milks and juicing in general, is the Omega VRT 400HDS. This juicer is the newest version of Omega masticating juicers (as of this writing) and has a juicer tap and mixing function, which allows you to keep all of your juice in the juicing bowl, mixing the ingredients together until your juice is finished and ready to be released.
If you have a centrifugal juicer, such as the Jack Lalane or Breville centrifugal juicer, they will not make almond milk, or any other nut milks.
What do I need?
- 1 cup plain, raw almonds
- vanilla bean (optional, but it adds a nice flavor)
- 2 dates
- enough water to cover the almonds overnight
- 3 cups of water
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1) Soak raw almonds over night. Pour off the soak water in the morning, as the water contains enzyme inhibitors that may give you a stomach ache.
2) Add a dash of pink Himalayan salt to add flavor and minerals.
3) Soak pitted dates and vanilla bean with the almonds to make it even more delicious.
4) Strain if desired, and let your taste buds do a little dance when you take your first sip!
You can strain your almond milk if it comes out a little too 'gritty'.
For coconut almond milk, I add about 1/2 of a raw, fresh coconut into the juicer at the same time.
If you don't have vanilla bean on hand, 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract can be substituted.
If you like your almond milk a little sweeter, honey or pure maple syrup can be added to the almond milk as well.