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Homemade Strawberry Almond Milk

Lately the boys have heard rumors at school that kids love strawberry milk. I’ve been trying to steer clear of the subject because I am not buying it. It’s been four years since I wrote my post No More Cow’s Milk for Us and I intend to stick with it. I buy almond milk at the store weekly and have thought many times to try and make my own. I finally did try my hand at Homemade Strawberry Almond Milk using my new Nutri Ninja Blender with Food Processor. It was a success!

Who knew it could be so easy?

Homemade Strawberry Almond Milk

Homemade Strawberry Almond Milk

I’ll teach you how to make ‘regular’ almond milk, then you’ll just add the berries. Easy peasy!

 

1 cup of raw almonds. The most time consuming part is you’ll need to soak them in 2 cups of water up to 12 hours….so overnight works well.

Add your soaked almonds, 3 cups of filtered water and a pinch of sea salt to your blender and let it go for up to a minute.

Use a nut bag to strain the mixture in a bowl or jar. Squeeze out all liquid.

You now have unsweetened almond milk! {Set aside the almond clumps left in the nut bag. More on that in a minute.}

 

My favorite way to sweeten almond milk. Now add:

2-3 dates, pitted.

1t of vanilla or 1 vanilla bean

dash of cinnamon. {see secret health benefits of cinnamon}

 

To make Strawberry Almond Milk: 1-2c of strawberries

Add all the above (or whatever you choose) back into the blender for up to a minute.

Store in fridge and use throughout the week. I love almond milk in my coffee! Kids love the strawberry!

Homemade Almond Meal

Now those almond bits you set aside from the nut bag? Make almond meal! Almond meal is just a courser term for almond flour. Use it in recipes in place of flour to make it gluten free. I used our leftovers to coat chicken and made homemade chicken tenders for dinner. Yummmmmmmm.

Homemade Almond Meal

Set your oven to a low setting. Mine is at 170 degrees. Spread the almond leftovers on a cookie sheet and warm in the oven for approx. 3 hours.

Use your food processor to grind it up after it is done baking. Store in airtight container.

Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Compact System

Your life will be so much easier, faster and better with a Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Compact System, which is what I made both the strawberry almond milk and almond meal with!

Between morning smoothies and evening dinners and desserts, a machine needs to be powerful for me. This one is and I use it every single day.

Favorite features:

Smooth Boost Technology. Makes your shakes smoooooth and creamy.

Extract Mode. Get every vitamin and nutrient extracted out of your fruits and veggies fast.

Sip & Seal Lids. Fit right on top the individual blender cups for on the go.

Stainless Steel Cup. Keeps your frozen drinks cold for hours.

Blend & Prep Bowl. Food processor and dough blade! My kids need their veggies hidden which means chopped tiny and even pulsed for many meals. I use this almost every night just for that reason. I’ve also never had a dough blade before and now all my baked goods are getting mixed up without my arm getting tired.

Check out the great reviews of the Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Compact System on Amazon.

I think the price is great too! Love it all.

Also visit my review of the Ninja Coffee Bar.

Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Compact System
It does come with one more blender cup too. Hubby must have left it at work.

 

I partnered with Ninja for this post and received this product to write about them. All opinions are my own. Links may be affiliate.

 

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