The list of ingredients on a carton of almond milk is long. Too long. It includes things like locust bean gum, sunflower lecithin, gellan gum and sometimes even carrageenan. Though those are all commonly found in many foods you buy at the grocery store and most aren't thought to be harmful to your health, you can do without them.
The October issue of Martha Stewart Living shows you how to make your own almond milk at home with just five items: a blender, a fine sieve, cheesecloth, nuts and water. Follow the steps below to make an entire quart. You won't believe how easy it is.
Note: Don't ignore the instruction to use raw nuts. Avoid salted nuts or those that have been roasted in any way.
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