Friday, March 28, 2014

Vegan Strawberry Milkshake + Homemade Almond Milk

Springtime is such a wonderful time of year. I love all of the fresh berries that come into season, but my very favorite are strawberries. I've been making tons of almond milk recently and thought how yummy a strawberry shake sounded. Did you know that strawberries have very few grams of fructose compared to other fruits? Only 3.8 grams per cup! That's pretty amazing if you ask me. This simple strawberry shake only has two ingredients and makes the perfect afternoon snack when you're craving something sweet but don't want to overload on sugar!

Vegan Strawberry Milkshake - Serves 1

  • 1 Cup frozen strawberries (make sure they don't have added sugar!)
  • 1 Cup homemade almond milk
  • Stevia to taste (optional!) 

Blend together & enjoy!

If you've never made your own almond milk, I highly recommend it! It is very simple and the most delicious almond milk I've ever had! A big plus is that there is nothing in it but what you put in it! The almond milk you purchase from the store has lots of preservatives and additives! This is such a yummy alternative.

Almond Milk

  • 1 Cup raw almonds and filtered water to cover
  • 3 Cups filtered water
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon (optional)

Place one cup of raw almonds into a glass bowl or measuring cup & cover with filtered water. Add a few pinches of salt to keep the water from getting moldy. Let sit overnight or for at least 8 hours.
When the almonds have finished soaking, drain off water & place them in your blender with 3 cups filtered water. Blend for a couple of minutes. When it's finished, pour into a nut milk bag (I use this one!) that's draped over a wide mouth glass measuring cup and let the almond milk steep through following the directions that came with your nut milk bag. When the pulp has been strained out, return the almond milk to blender & add  vanilla and cinnamon if desired, blending for a few seconds just to combine. Store in an airtight glass jar and refrigerate.

Don't forget to save the pulp to use in my Almond Pulp Cinnamon Raisin Crackers (Grain free/Vegan)!

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1 comment :

  1. I'm SO excited about this! I've always wanted to try to make my own almond milk but just never got around to it...thanks for the step-by-step! Bag is ordered, this is happening.