I told you last week that I was so excited to find ways to use the leftover pulp from making almond milk. Now, I’m certain that some of you are thinking it’s really crazy to make almond milk. I didn’t make it for a very long time, as I always thought it was plain silly. I thought it seemed too difficult. There are so many varieties out there, why make my own? Well, I’m not sure what made me cave, but maybe it was reading so many people’s testimonials about how good it is, so I had to give it a try. I purchased a nut milk bag from Amazon (my favorite place to shop). The bag was only $12 & I found a recipe on Pinterest. Not much of an investment, right?! Well, I made it one time & I have to tell you I was hooked! I do like to “indulge” with So Delicious Coconut Creamer now and again, but my preference now is making my own almond milk. I add a vanilla bean (when I have one) or use pure vanilla extract & dates to sweeten it & give it some added flavor. It really doesn’t take much time & for me it’s so worth the effort. It’s creamy, thick like creamer & absolutely delicious.
When I read that Melissa King developed a cookbook all about nut milk, I knew I had to have it! I preordered it on Amazon & started using it immediately.
I certainly haven’t made too many things, as I’ve only had it for a couple weeks, but I love it thus far. Actually, I follow Melissa’s blog, My Whole Food Life & LOVE everything about it. I entered a giveaway for her cookbook & won! I also forgot I pre-ordered her book & bought another. So, I have 2 extra cookbooks for YOU! If you’ve never made nut milk, I suggest you try it. Dont’ be intimidated, as I was to get started. You’ll be so happy once you begin & will not find anything store bought nearly as good.
She has some fun varieties of nut butters in the book as well. I have yet to try those, as right now, I’m stocked for now & still on The 30 Clean.
For your chance to win a copy, enter the rafflecopter below, I have 2 to giveaway!
Even if you don’t win, I hope I’ve inspired you to give it a try…..