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Tasty Tuesday: Sweet Vanilla Almond Milk

T is obsessed with soy milk…like obsessed.  Oddly enough, he eschews the sweeter variety for the kind made solely with organic soybeans and water.  What can I say, he’s a purest.  In hopes of helping him branch out I decided to make some delicious gourmet almond milk.  How could he possibly turn that down?  Well, he did.  I think “too thick mama” were his exact words.  And so continues my journey on Toddler Top Chef…..anyhow, J became obsessed with it…like obsessed…so if your sophisticated non-toddler palate wants a treat, check out the recipe below.  I’d describe it as “deliciously creamy”  rather than “thick” but hey, what do I know? 

Sweet Vanilla Almond Milk


-1 cup raw almonds (soaked overnight or at least 8 hours)

-2 medjool dates

-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

-1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

-1 pinch Himalayan pink salt (or other good quality salt)

-3.5 cups water

To make:

-Drain and rinse almonds.

-Add all ingredients to high speed blender.

-Blend on highest speed for 60 seconds (works in my Vitamix, other blenders may differ).

-You can leave it unfiltered but I prefer to strain it through a nut milk bag (yes it’s a thing…google it!).

-Transfer to glass bottles or jug and sip as the mood strikes!

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T says “milk” with two syllables…is it possible that this Virginian born son of two northerners has a southern drawl?

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