Quinoa and Almond Milk

I was preparing some almonds to make another batch of my homemade almond milk the other day and decided it might be nice to pack a nutrient punch and add some quinoa. We all know I’m not adverse to adding quinoa to anything and everything, so why not almond milk?

This recipe is very simple and similar to my homemade almond milk recipe.

Quinoa and Almond Milk

(Yields approximately 5 cups)


1/2 cup quinoa grain

1/2 cup raw unblanched almonds

2 TBSP maple syrup

1 vanilla pod, insides scrapped out with a knife

2 cups + 5 – 6 extra cups of water*


Soak the quinoa and almonds in water in separate jars overnight.

Rinse the almonds and the quinoa grain separately. Set the almonds aside.

Place the quinoa into a medium saucepan along with the 2 cups of water.

Bring to the boil, reduce to a simmer. Simmer covered for 15 minutes. Cool.

Place the cooked quinoa, almond, vanilla, maple syrup and 2 cups of water into the blender.

Pulse until most of the ingredients have broken down. Add the remaining water and blend into a smooth milk.

Strain in a fine mesh strainer or nut milk bag.


*Add as much or as little water as you like. I used about 5 cups of water (in addition to the quinoa’s cooking water) and ended up with a fairly creamy milk.

If you do decide to make it quite creamy, you can go ahead and use it in place of cream in most recipes.

Enjoy. Have it on your cereal, make milkshakes and use it in your cooking. It will provide a huge nutritional boost to whatever you add it too!

Have any of you used a thick almond milk in place of cream?

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16 thoughts on “Quinoa and Almond Milk

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  3. Hmm sounds great. Was wondering if cooking it is needed? What about sprouting it then blending instead of the cooking? Im a raw foodie, though I have found a way to cook on low heat under 118 on a burner, but it takes longer then it would on higher heat. Either way I must try sounds good.

    • Hi David!

      Thanks for your comment. I think you could definitely make this by sprouting and then blending the quinoa. I thought this at the time but I made this a year ago when I wasn’t so sure about raw quinoa. Thanks for reminding me of this – I will have to give it a shot.

      Let me know if you make it! :)

  4. Oh I def will. Looks gr8, plus soo good for you. I wonder, maybe you know as I have a stick blender coming, would something like this emulsify if using it? Or would you need something to emulsify. Curious, must try.

    • I actually remember trying to use a stick blender to make almond milk about 4 years ago. This was when I became aware of almond milk and wanted to try making it for myself. Unfortunately it didn’t turn out so well. If you do have a blender I would definitely recommend you use that over a stick blender.

      I hope it works out! :)

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