Vanilla (naturally sweetened) Almond Milk
1 cup of almonds
8 cups of water (separated)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla (optional)
You will also need cheesecloth for a smooth milk.
Place 4 cups of water and the almonds in a container and allow to sit for approximately 10 hours or overnight. Make sure to empty the water out and rinse the almonds really well.
Then place the almonds, 4 cups of fresh filtered water, the dates, salt and vanilla in a blender and slowly increase the speed until it appears like all the nuts have been blended well. Place a cheesecloth with a rubber band over top of a large glass container allowing the cheesecloth to sink into the container so that you have room to pour the milk in. You will need to do this over a period of time and then I squeeze it to try to release as much of the milk as possible.
At the end of it you will have about 1 cup of almond pulp leftover-Don't throw it away!!! Make these yummy chocolate chip bars from the Vegan 8 that your kids will love.