Although I have made Raw Almond Milk from scratch many times before, throwing a tablespoon of store bought raw almond butter, a tablespoon of sweetener and a cup of water in my blender and pureeing the mix was just easier and faster for this busy Mama. Well, until recently, I didn’t know what kind of Almond Milk I was missing by not making my own Almond Butter first! I have one of my readers, Heinz, to thank!
Recently, Heinz asked me how to make Raw Almond Butter. Frankly, I never had, so I researched and found an amazing post on it instead. I would like to thank the writer of A Bowl of Plenty because the photographs are amazing, as well as the instructions. Note: I would first soak the raw almonds overnight, drain, rinse and dehydrate them. Although I blended mine in my Vitamix, the process is basically the same as in a food processor. I think it just takes much less time. By the way, I also added a little extra virgin olive oil to my almond mix… I guess I was afraid my expensive Vitamix would die on me. And, as they say in the A Bowl of Plenty, the machine and the almonds do get hot if you don’t take a break. So, please do. The result is a wonderfully smooth and delicious raw almond butter.
Like me, if you always seem to need Raw Almond Milk NOW instead of tomorrow, just throw a tablespoon of homemade raw homemade almond butter, a tablespoon of sweetener and a cup of water in the blender and puree away. As you see in the photo above, you’ll get the richest and creamiest Raw Almond Milk ever… and you don’t have to strain it either, which I used to do with store bought Almond Butter.
So, A Bowl of Plenty, thanks for converting me to a DIY Almond Butter Mama! I used to buy it to make my life so much easier… but doing it yourself is worth it!