In this video we learn how to make almond Mylk.
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The greengirls.com. -- kitchen at – and Hartford and today, we’re going to do something really simple and easy and you might want to know how to do it. These are organic almonds. I actually love California almonds even though there’s an issue with the pasteurization. We want to make sure that we’re getting raw almonds and they are able to sort it, a little bit more difficult but it is possible and so we’re going to use these raw almonds, we’re going to soak them in filtered water and then we’re going to put them in our vitamix. Right here, I’ve got about two cups of these almonds with up to six cups of the filtered water and we don’t want to put it all the way to the top of the blender because as you’re going to see, when you turn it on, it fills up and foams and expands quite a bit so here we go, we’re going to blend the nuts, the almonds and you can do this really with any nut milk. I’m using almond, you can use hemp seeds, you can use walnuts, you can use Brazil nuts but for today, we’re using almonds and we’re going to use it with the water only and mix it up. So here we go, we’re blending them on high, you really want a couple minutes blending. You want to blend them until they get the white milky color. Blend that for about a minute. Here we have fresh almond milk so this is not pasteurized. It’s not packed and it’s totally fresh, you can drink it like this, you can add it to granola. You can use it in your smoothies. So for a smoothie to be raw, you need to have either raw almond milk that you made yourself like this, fresh squeezed orange juice, grapefruit juice or any kind of milk. Whether it’s hemp, walnut but that’s what you want to use when you make your raw smoothie. That will get you away from packaged process thing that we’re trying to avoid. You see how simple and easy it is. You’re just going to get nut milk bag and have a good blender and if you need to sweeten it, you can add either some ultimate raw agave or you can add some dates. So we’re going to actually take this almond milk that we just made and we’re going to take a lot of raw foods which is my other favorite organic live company and they are in the United States, blue mountain organic so we’re taking the chickpeas and we’re using 1/3 cup and don’t ever really measure. I just kind of guess. So we’re going to do that and we’re going to add in about two cups of our almond milk and the best and easiest thing to do, this is chickpeas, they’re super nutritious and super delicious and they make a kind of like a tapioca pudding and so what we’re going to do is mix this, get the almond milk and the easy thing is to get a container with a secure lid and just shake it around and as you’re working on another recipe in the kitchen, you start something else and multitasking to the max. So we shake it around, work on cutting up the foods that we’re going to add to our pudding and every 10 minutes or so, give it a shake. Then when you come back, it will be like a gelatin – that’s reminding me I forgot to put the agave in because I didn’t add it to the almond milk. So what I’m going to do is use my ultimate raw agave. Squeeze a little bit in, we don’t need a lot of sweeteners. We go very very light on oil and sugar and then I’m just going shake it up and mix it up and again come back to this for two minutes because if you leave it and forget about it, it’s going to turn into one big clump. Here’s the end result of the pudding. See how it thickens, it gets almost like a tapioca pudding consistency not that I’ve ever eaten tapioca pudding but kind of this thick consistency, I love to add fresh fruits. This is the good alternative for breakfast treat if you’re using to eating breakfast in the morning until you get into the habit of making juice or a live smoothie. So here are our soaked and sprouted dehydrated walnuts. This is the only way we’re eating them. They taste entirely different, light, oily, it