Homemade Almond Milk

Every morning I go to my favorite local coffee shop in Bend, Oregon and I have an 8oz almond milk latte. It's my morning ritual, of sorts. Because I work for myself/my photography business, having ritual and routine in my life is hugely important to my success and productivity. Anywho. Lone Pine is Bend's best coffee shop, and of course, they make their own almond milk (all coffee shops should do this!) I was totally inspired to make my own homemade almond milk to add to the smoothies I've been making lately. It's SO easy to make your own almond milk. Here's how I did it...

You'll start by soaking blanched almond in filtered water overnight (please do yourself a favor and buy a Berkey water filter; it has truly changed my life.)  The ratio I used is approximately 2:1 water to almonds. The following morning, rinse the almonds and add them to the blender along with a 2:1 water/almond ratio. Add a pinch of pink salt and plenty-o-vanilla powder. I mentioned it on my Kombucha floats post, but I love the raw vanilla powder from Moon Juice. You may also add a soaked date/coconut sugar/sweetener of choice or keep it entirely sugar-free; whatever suits you, really. Then blend er' up until smooth and strain through a nut milk bag. Store it in the refrigerator for up to one week or so.