Life hack: 5 minute, No blender, 2 ingredient nut milk

Almond milk is a staple for anyone following a non-dairy lifestyle. Heck even if you don’t follow a non-dairy lifestyle, almond milk is still a great alternative for cow’s milk.

While it’s easy to grab a carton of almond milk off the shelf at the local grocery store, sneaky additives like carageenan and other weird gums deter the health-conscious consumer.

You could always make it at home…but then you’d have to remember to soak your almonds well in advance, take out your big blender, strain the whole ordeal, ruin your new manicure in the process, and then clean up.

Fortunately I’ve come up with a method to make homemade almond milk that involves just two ingredients (water included), 5 minutes of your time, no soaking required, and minimal clean up.

I first read about this method via Carol Alt’s book Easy Sexy Raw. She uses raw almond butter and water to make what she calls “Cheater’s Almond Milk”. It is a revelation for the time-cinched health nut.

To make you will need 1 cup of water, 1 tbsp of nut butter of your choice (I used roasted almond butter), and a pinch of sea salt and cinnamon (optional and omit if using salted nut butter). You will also need an immersion blender or mechanical whisk.


Step 1: Pour your water into your blender jar,

IMG_4855then add your nut butter and any spices you desire:

IMG_4857Step 2: Connect your immersion blender and stick it in the bottom of the jar…

IMG_4859…and blend away!


Step 3: Pour into a glass (or if you’re classy like me, enjoy it straight from the blender cup!)

IMG_4861Step 4: Grab your favorite cookies…

IMG_4868…and enjoy your handiwork!

You can double or triple the recipe if you want. You could also add some cocoa powder and sweetener to make chocolate almond milk or some vanilla beans for vanilla almond milk. The possibilities are endless!

Shared with Wellness Weekend

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