My favorite recipe of the week: easy, empowering, fun and so good to know that it came from happy bees and is ALL good for me. I love knowing exactly what I am putting in my body without anything extra. I am lucky to live in Santa Barbara source my almonds from a local farm: Fat Uncle Farms (http://funclefarms.blogspot.com/). Please please please for the sake of the honeybees if you go to the trouble of getting raw organic almonds “go that extra mile” and find out about the living situation of the bees (or just order from Fat Uncle…). This recipe came from the beekeeper/farmer’s market stall lady Julie. Thank you Julie!
- Soak 1/2 pound of raw organic almonds in 8 cups filtered water for 6-8 hours with a little bit of raw honey. Optional:Go to sleep or sing and dance to the honey almond water.
- Pour the mixture into a cuisinart or blender and mash it up. Pour the almond mash through a cheesecloth into a bowl and then squeeze all the milky almond juice into the bowl.
- Drink the fresh squeezed almond milk within 48 hours or freeze (the milk goes rancid, and now that you will know what it is really supposed to taste and feel like, you will notice). Julie recommended placing in serving size portions in the freezer for later use.
I will let you know what I figure out to do with the leftover almond mash, as soon as I figure it out. I am thinking about baking something up…