Aside from being absolutely delicious, vanilla contains chemical compounds called vanilloids that help reduce inflammation in our bodies. Eating foods like vanilla can help remedy the damage of inflammation spawned by heavy training.
3.5 cups water
1 cup almonds (soaked for 8 hours)
3 dates, pitted
1.5 TSP pure vanilla extract
pinch of salt
Place almonds in bowl and fill with enough water to cover, soaking for 8 hours, or overnight.
Discard the soak water from almonds and pour almonds into blender.
Soak pitted dates for 5 minutes in warm water to soften for blending.
Discard the soak water from dates and place dates in blender with almonds.
Add water, vanilla extract, and salt into blender and blend on high for 1 minute.
Pour blended contents through fine sieve or cheesecloth to remove pulp.
Pour yourself a delicious glass of homemade vanilla almond milk!
*Vanilla Almond Milk will keep for about a week if sealed and refrigerated.