I buy a big bag of almonds from Costco. This recipe works out to about 0.80 for every 1.5 cup. Benefits of making your own is that you know exactly what goes in it, have less groceries to carry in the house, and can save money. Only con is the fact that you have to use this up in 3 days, so plan your smoothies accordingly.
I still buy almond milk from Whole Foods, but I go through it very slowly. It’s just a backup that’s always ready to go. Don’t buy almond milk from just any grocery store, as many contain an additive that is not good for the human body. The Whole Foods brand does not have carrageenan.
1 cup almonds
3 cups water
Start your blender on Level 1. Gradually increase to Level 10. Once on Level 10, time it for 2 minutes. After the two minutes, strain over a nut bag. Refrigerate.
Stays good for 2-3 days. Whenever I make this recipe, I put aside two 1.5 cups of almond milk ready for my Coffee Smoothie. Then I use the remaining for a berry smoothie I make immediately after. This recipe makes 3.5 cups.