If you’re not a fan of or if you simply can’t consume dairy you can always try making Dairy Free Milk kefir. The probiotics in the kefir grains will need something to live on and that’s why it’ll be a good idea to add date paste or some sugar to your kefir brew.
In this video, I’ll show you how I make Almond milk kefir from scratch. I am soaking the nuts and making the milk before I am making the nut milk kefir.
Just a quick note: Almond milk kefir is not as thick as cow’s milk kefir, if you’d like a thicker nut milk kefir then it may be a good idea to try Cashew milk for making your kefir with. Coconut milk, Cashew, Macadamia nut milk, any nut milk can be used the same way as I demonstrate in the video below.
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Ingredients for making Almond Nut Milk
- 1 cup of Raw Almonds soaked for 12 hours
- 3 cups of filtered water
- Sweetener of choice: 2 Pitted Dates OR 1 teaspoon of date paste OR Raw Sugar
What to do
- Put your almonds in a jar or bowl and cover with water; soak the almonds overnight or for 8-10 hours. If you want to speed this up you can soak your almonds in boiled water for 1 hour.
- Place your drained almonds in the blender add the 3 cups of water and dates or date paste or raw sugar.
- Blend on highest speed for 1 minute or more (make sure you’ve got a good quality blender that can take the punch, I don’t want you don’t want to burn your’s out)
- Place the nut milk bag over a large bowl and slowly pour the almond milk into the bag. Gently squeeze the bag to release the milk.
- Pour into glass jar or pitcher, it’s ready to use immediately or you can store it in the fridge for up to 7 days.
You don’t have to throw the pulp out, you can spread it on a cookie sheet and dehydrate it in the oven on the lowest heat until completely dry. It can still go through the food processor in order to make almond flour, which can be used in recipes to replace flour.
The ratio for making Almond milk kefir:
1 tablespoon of grains per
250-500ml Almond Milk – depending on the temperatures in your house and grain activity.
1/2 teaspoon of date paste per 500ml Almond milk
Cover your jar and let it ferment for about 12 hours.
Did you know that Nuts are prebiotic in nature? a study has found that Non-bioaccessible material from nuts seems to have a prebiotic effect. When a sufficient amount (56 g) is administered for at least 8 weeks, an increase in Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus is observed. 1