Home Made Nut Milks, It's Just So Easy [VIDEO]

Carli Rittman

Carli Rittman

Many  of you have asked for more videos, and while figuring out how to post them, I came across this hysterical and really informative video of me and Arielle Haspel (of  Be Well with Arielle) making Brazil Nut Milk.  It was in the Kitchen of Gingersnap's Organic in the West Village.  We talk about and show you how to make different nut/seed milks and what to do with the pulp after!   I hope you enjoy!

I look ridiculous, but I think the information is too good not to share :)...


Home Made Almond Milk

Photo John Von Pamer 

Photo John Von Pamer 


Recipe from my book  Juice It, Blend It, Live It: Over 50 Easy Recipes to Energize, Detox, and Nourish Your Mind and Body

Nut and seek milks are so easy to make at home. Delicious as a base in your smoothies or cereal, or even on their own, they're full of protein and fiber. The ones in stores contain extra additives,- none of that here. It's time to finally start making it yourself.

  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 3 cups filtered water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons coconut
  • palm sugar
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1 nut milk bag & a blender

Soak your almonds for 8 hours or overnight (this is important for breaking down enzymes!). Rinse them, then place them in the blender with the water and blend for a minute or two. Take your nut milk bag to put it over a large bowl. Slowly pour the contents of the blender into the nut milk bag and squeeze the bag to get out all the liquid. Put the liquid back in the blender and add the other ingredients. Put in an airtight container (mason jars look great on Instagram) and keep for up to 3-4 days!

Looking to make things a bit more exciting? Try experimenting with superfoods and flavors like cinnamon, maca or even cacao.

Interested in more recipes like this one? Check out MY BOOK for more nut & seed milks, juices, smoothies, soups, and information about all those superfoods you wish you understood.