The Surprising Reason You Should Be Making Your Own Almond Milk

Dana Covit

Step away from the almond milk, people. A recent article in Business Insider reveals that each half-gallon of the milk du jour contains very few actual almonds, with evidence showing there may be just over a handful in each. What this means is that almond milk is really rather devoid of the most beneficial part of almonds: the protein! Based on the report, in order to get the same nutritional value in your milk as you would in a handful of almonds, you'd have to drink the entire carton. Not quite reasonable, right? 

If you're scandalized (and we wouldn't blame you!), don't worry. Kicking the store-bought almond milk habit shouldn't prove to be too difficult at all. Turns out the milk is actually a snap to make yourself, in your very own home! Read on for a recipe that delivers on the nutritional goodness of almonds, as it should.


1 cup raw almonds, preferably organic

2 cups water, plus more for soaking

Sweeteners like honey, sugar, agave syrup, or maple syrup, to taste (optional)


For step-by-step directions on how to DIY your own delicious, nutrient-rich almond milk, head over to The Kitchn.

Do you drink almond milk? Would you make your own? Tell us in the comments!

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