pistachio + almond milk

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I drink almond milk pretty regularly, but this was my first pistachio milk experience. It will not be my last.

Slowly I am learning on what other tricks I can do with my juicer, beyond making amazing juice. After reading this article, I have wanted to try making milk from almonds and even more so, from pistachios.

The best part is, you not only get 3 cups of milk per 1 cup of nuts, but you also get a cup of delicious butter. I turned my left over almond meat into honeyed sea salt almond butter. The pistachio meat simply became salted pistachio butter. They both are fantastic.

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This is really simple. Place one cup of nuts in jar. Fill with water, covering nuts. Place lid on jar and soak over night.

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After soaking over night, the water will be cloudy looking. Drain that liquid. Add 3 cups of new water. Ladle the nuts and water into juicer.

I added a pinch of salt to the pistachio milk. For the almond milk I added a pinch of salt and raw cane sugar. Adding in a bit of vanilla would be great too.

I plan to use my milks for over night oats, smoothies, and simply drinking out of the jar. With a fancy straw of course. Yum!

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The butters turned out really good, very flavorful. And so easy to make. Add them to your smoothie. Spread them on a apple or pear. Use as a dip for your crackers. The possibilities are endless.

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I make a lot of smoothies. This one is my favorite of all time. Frozen banana. Chia Seed. Pistachio Milk. Pistachio Butter. Honey.