Strawberry Milk

strawberry milkMy kids despise milk. Let me rephrase that, my kids despise plain milk. They get dairy usually – I’m sensitive to so I enjoy my almond or coconut milk. My son has even informed me – “Mom, I only like chocolate milk from the boxes at school.” I honestly almost fell over dead. Sugar loaded, artificial, cartoned chocolate milk. Yikes. I’ve made them “healthified” chocolate milk but this strawberry milk won over some kid hearts. This was like the best thing since sliced bread to them! Plus- absolutely NO sugar added!!!! That’s what we can a “win-win”. Makes about 4 cups of strawberry milk

 

4 cups unsweetened almond milk *see homemade recipe below*
10-12 large strawberries, cleaned and hulled

In a blender, combine milk and berries. Blend for about 30-45 seconds until completely smooth. If desired, strain out seeds and pulp using a fine mesh strainer. Chill if desired or serve with ice. If you must, you can add a touch of raw honey to the mixture prior to blending for a slightly sweet flavor.

*Homemade almond milk: Take 1 cup raw almonds. Cover with 2 cups of water and soak overnight. Rinse soaked almonds thoroughly and place in a high powered blender. Add about 4 cups (more for a thinner milk) of filtered water. Blend for about 2-3 minutes on high. Strain out pulp using a milk bag or a fine mesh strainer. Using as much force as you can, press out as much of the liquid as possible to get the most out of your milk. Don’t discard pulp! It makes great porridge or “nutmeal”. You can also use pulp to make almond cheese, etc. Store milk /or pulp in sealed container in fridge for up to 7 days. I store mine in glass milk bottles but mason jars work great too. *

 

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