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Strawberry Almond Milk

Strawberry Almond Milk 3.000

Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post

Local Living Jun 22, 2017

This easy recipe makes a sweet pink drink that looks just like a strawberry milkshake but instead is deceptively nutritious, providing protein, magnesium and calcium.

Filtered water is preferred here for best flavor, but tap water can be used. You'll need cheesecloth (or a nut-milk bag) for straining the milk.

Make Ahead: The almonds need to be soaked for at least 1 hour, and preferably overnight. The strawberry almond milk can be refrigerated for 3 to 5 days.

3 - 6

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Tested size: 3-6 servings; makes about 5 cups

  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 3 1/4 cups water, preferably filtered, plus more for soaking (see headnote)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 15 to 20 fresh strawberries, rinsed, hulled and chopped (3 cups total)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


Place the almonds in a bowl. Add enough water to cover; let soak for at least 1 hour and preferably overnight.

Drain and rinse the almonds, then transfer them to a high-powered blender, along with the 3 1/4 cups of water, maple syrup, salt, chopped strawberries and vanilla extract. Blend until you can see very few bits (as smooth as possible).

Line a fine-mesh strainer with cheesecloth and place over a deep bowl or container. Working in batches, strain the mixture, pushing the milk and solids around to extract as much liquid as possible. Discard the solids each time.

Cover and refrigerate the strawberry almond milk until well chilled before serving.

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Adapted from Heidi Swanson's

Tested by Bonnie S. Benwick.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving (based on 6): 35

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 1g 2%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 45mg 2%

Total Carbohydrates: 7g 2%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: 4g

Protein: 0g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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