Vanilla Honey Spiced Almond Milk

After six years, Bryan has officially turned me into a coffee drinker and during these cooler months, there are few things I look forward to more than my morning cup of joe.  If I am still in search of a warm beverage post 10 am, my new go-to is a home-made almond milk that I enhance with a little honey, vanilla bean and spices.  This delicious treat is my new favorite coffee alternative and is a breeze to prepare.

Ingredients

1 cup almonds

3 tablespoons honey

1 teaspoon cinnamon 

1/8 teaspoon vanilla bean

1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

4 cups filtered water

 

Process

1. Soak one cup of organic almonds in filtered water overnight

2. Strain water from almonds.  Add 3 cups of filtered water and almonds to high-speed blender and blend on high for 1 minute.

3. Strain mixture through a cheesecloth-lined mesh strainer to strain the milk from the almond pulp. 

4. Transfer milk back to high-speed blender.  Add 3 tablespoons honey, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon vanilla bean, 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg.

5. Blend together for 30 seconds.

 

Serve chilled or warm.

Enjoy with people you love.