When I am craving something sweet, or just to make in the morning to pour over some oats, buckwheat, nuts and chopped up fruit… I make Vanilla Almond Milk. The sweetness comes from the dates and almonds which have a naturally sweet taste. There is no added sugar, but let me tell you it sure tastes like it!
Vanilla Almond Milk (yield: 2 cups)
- 3 TBS raw almonds
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 dates (medjool or california dates)
- 2 cups water
If you have a high speed blender (like a Vitamix) then just blend all ingredients on high speed until nice and creamy like milk (1-2 minutes). Otherwise grind up almonds in a coffee/herb grinder until fine and powdery. Then add water, almond meal, vanilla and dates to blender and keep blending until frothy. Enjoy!!!