Cut out all the extra additives in store bought nut milk and learn to make your own! I have the easiest recipe that doesn’t require anything special and can be made in 5 minutes.

I strain my milk through a “nut bag.” (I just found it at my local health food store.) However, for the longest time I simply used a clean dish towel— cheese cloth works fine too, if you have it!


  • 1 cup raw almonds (if not, any unsalted almonds are great)

  • 3.5 cups filtered water

  • 1 vanilla bean

  • 2-4 soaked dates


  1. Place the almonds in a bowl and cover with filtered water overnight.

  2. Discard any almonds in the morning that are floating, and rinse the remaining almonds in a colander.

  3. Blend the almonds with the 3.5 cups of water in a blender on full speed for 1 minute. You can also add the vanilla and dates as well for sweetened milk.

  4. Cover a large bowl with your nut bag, dish towel, or cheese cloth and slowly strain the milk into the bowl. This can take up to 5 minutes to fully extract the milk.

  5. Transfer the milk into a sealed jar or container and keep in the fridge for up to 1 week.

*The almond remnants can be spread thinly on a baking sheet and baked at a low temperature for use as almond meal or flour. 

Becky Bayda
Becky is completing her education towards Holistic Nutrition and is focusing her research on mental health and sports. She uses her blog to help share her vision and knowledge, which focuses on restoring balance and empowering people through wholesome living.