beating the scarcity
when i was living in toronto last year i drank almond milk. better than cows milk, and a much better dairy replacement than soy or oat. it was always about the same price as soy milk – 2 or 3 dollars a litre.
i came back to australia ready to keep on drinking almond milk. but was shocked to the bone when a litre of almond milk cost at least 8 dollars here. that’s FOUR TIMES AS MUCH. and we have a huge almond industry here in australia. i was confused, and went back to soy and rice milk.
but yesterday the naturopath talked me out of soy again, and handed me an almond milk recipe. she says she makes it every few days and keeps it in the fridge.
so last night i soaked 1/4 cup almonds in water. this evening i blended the drained, soaked almonds (the soaking ‘activates’ them, apparently) with 2 cups of warm water. then strained the mixture through a cloth, and poured it into this jar. i labeled the jar and put it in the fridge. voila! a couple of cups of almond milk for my weetbix, tea and coffee every day. and for a fraction of the overpriced shop carton.
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