The Happy Starfish

Living Mindfully & Celebrating Health, Happiness & Peaceful Living

Homemade Almond Milk Recipe

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It is super easy to make your own almond milk with a little forward planning.  Loaded with minerals, vitamin E, calcium, magnesium and potassium – this dairy free milk also tastes delicious.

To make you will need 1.5 cups of raw almonds and a straining bag. (Most people used blanched almonds but I don’t worry as you strain it all at the end anyway).

Soak the almonds in water to soften – overnight is best but at least 4 hours.

Strain the water from the almonds and place in blender with 1 cup of water.




Blend until they become a smooth paste (this doesn’t take long at all). Don’t worry too much about the appearance at this stage. This is particularly unattractive as the almonds weren’t blanched.


Add another 3 cups of water and blend again until smooth and frothy.



Now you can, if you wish, add something to sweeten the milk and give another blitz (i.e a couple of dates, cinnamon, honey, syrup or vanilla). I personally sweeten mine when I wish to drink but leave unsweetened in the fridge so I can cook savoury sauces with it.

Strain (I use a jam straining bag).  You can (just) see the skins are retained in the bag.



Bottle and enjoy. IMG_3239


Store the milk in the fridge until you want to use. I freeze some too (remember not to overfill containers as will explained a little when frozen).






Author: thehappystarfish - living mindfully

Louise Jensen is an award winning Naturopathic Kinesiologist, Mindfulness Meditation Coach and Nutritional Therapist, and is certified in many other therapies, including the Mind Detox Method (as featured on Discovery Health) where she graduated from the Mind Detox Academy in record time. Louise has overcome living with a disability and has 13 years experience helping others to heal, and shares her experiences through freelance writing. In 2012, Louise co-created The Happy Starfish, dedicated to celebrating health, happiness and peaceful living. Louise offers Mindfulness Coaching via workshops and Skype and specialises in anxiety, depression and chronic pain.

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