Ever thought about making your own milk at home? Don’t worry it doesn’t require a pasture for rearing your own cow or goat, just a cup of nuts, a good blender and a muslin cloth to sieve it through. It means no longer needing to carry heavy cartons, therefore less waste too.
Almond milk is a great alternative to cow's milk - it has 26% calcium (as compared to cow's which has 12%) and added to that contains vitamin E, manganese, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, selenium, iron, fiber and zinc. It is also suitable for people with lactose or gluten intolerance.
The only thing it contains less of than cow’s milk (apart from saturated fat and the cholesterol we don’t need) is protein. But rest assured that we are not living in a protein deficient society and the majority of people are consuming far more protein than the body actually needs.
Here is my step by step photo guide to making your own almond milk at home. Another great advantage of making your own is you have the leftover almond ‘mush’ for making a batch of biscuits with!