When I first saw the cover of Chef Alan Roettinger’s latest, The Almond Milk Cookbook, posted on Instagram, I knew that it was one I wanted to have in my collection. Because, well, almond milk! I love both it and its byproduct, almond meal, but I don’t often make my own because for certain things I’m just darn lazy. Alan’s book makes it more than worth one’s while because of the myriad of delicious recipes rendered from the rich, nutty elixir (and meal) – and really – making it is dead simple and tastes a million times better than the stuff in cartons.
So, for the past several months I’ve been cooking on and off from Alan’s book; yummy smoothies, breakfasts, soups, main dishes, crackers, and desserts. They’re all in there and they all bear Alan’s signature style of ease of preparation, minimal ingredients and maximum flavor. When I make one of his recipes, I always feel as if I’ve created a restaurant meal in my home.
To give you just a little taste test, I’m sharing Alan’s recipe for rich, creamy, and very decadent-tasting Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie. Simple, full of fruit and fruit, and of course…almond milk.
FYI this slim volume is light on photos, but for me it doesn’t detract from the book. This is serious almond milk business right here. There are nearly 100 recipes inside and chapters include The Almond Dairy, Drink Up!, Morning Glory, Soups for Every Season, Grazing the Salad Bowl, Mains & Sides, and Sweet Tooth Central (where, I’m happy to report, the preponderance of recipes are to be found….)
Lucky for you and thanks to Alan and Book Publishing Company, I’ve got a copy of The Almond Milk Cookbook to give away to a winner (in the U.S. or Canada). It’s as simple as scrolling to the bottom of the post. In the meantime – –
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- Paleo Vegan (with Ellen Jaffe Jones)
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CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY SMOOTHIE
Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie
- Prep Time: 5
- Total Time: 7
For something effortless to whip together, this smoothie evokes the elegance of a time-consuming classic dessert. – Alan
- 1 1/2 cups plain almond milk
- 1 frozen medium banana, broken into chunks, optional
- 1 cup frozen raspberries
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 7 pitted Medjool dates
- 1 Tbsp. coconut oil*
- 1/2 vanilla bean, chopped, or 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- Put all the ingredients in a blender and process on high speed until smooth. Serve at once.
- *I made this without the coconut oil and used about a 1/2 teaspoon of sunflower lecithin as a binder.
- Recipe shared with permission from Alan Roettinger and Book Publishing Company.
- Serving Size: 2
- Calories: 520
- Sugar: 90
- Sodium: 5
- Fat: 11
- Saturated Fat: 7
- Unsaturated Fat: 1
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 116
- Protein: 6
- Cholesterol: 0
FIG SMOOTHIE WITH MINT
OLIVE AND HERB CRACKERS
Quite honestly, almond milk really is my favorite nondairy milk at the moment! I’ve been meaning to try cashew milk, but I keep coming back to almond! 🙂
Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk!
Unsweetened Almond Milk is our favorite. But what I really miss is a strawberry flavored non-dairy milk.
Easy! Just whirl a few strawberries (in the winter you can use frozen!) and maybe a date or two in the blender with your unsweetened almond milk. Best strawberry milk ever. You can strain it through a fine sieve if you like it super smooth, but I think the seeds give you the full strawberry effect.
I’m truly amazed by what can be done with nuts. Gorgeous photos, Annie. Raspberries and chocolate…mmm.
Wow! What a great cookbook this looks like, I love almond milk! Almond milk is definitely my plant-based milk of choice (unsweetened) with cashew being a close second of the late. I love that you can use them anywhere and it’s now hard for me to understand how anyone can prefer the taste of cow’s milk over these delicious options. Thanks for the giveaway, I just love your recipes:)
Unsweetened cashew milk is my favorite and unsweetened almond is a close second.
Almond milk is my favorite,with coconut milk as a close second.
I’ve been making homemade pumpkin milk and loving it!
I have only tried almond and soy milk. I prefer almond milk
My favorite is Vanilla Almond milk (unsweetened)
Almond milk will always be my #1! The taste is just too perfect! But I also love Flax, Cashew, and Macadamia!
Almond is most definitely my favorite, for its taste, its consistency, and the fact that it’s so easy to make (now that I finally have a nut milk bag).
I use only almond milk nowadays. Would love to win this book.
I love almond milk and cashew milk. I would like to try macadamia and flax as well. This cookbook looks great. Would love to get a copy.
Hoah Man those crackers look heavenly!!
The crackers are superb!
I always use almond milk– I’ve never really ventured to anything else. I love the concept of this book, because I always have an abundance of almond milk to be used. Can’t wait to check it out.
Almond milk is my favorite, followed by soy. I like to mix it up. This sounds like a great cookbook!
Almond is my go to! I try others, coconut, soy, rice, but I always come back to almond. Mostly because I always have almonds and I hate going to the store. That and I like it!!!
Thanks for this wonderful giveaway Annie . My favorite non dairy milk is unsweetened soy milk and unsweetened almond milk.
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unsweetened almond milk and/or organic light soy milk
My favorite is almond milk! Cashew is so creamy too.
I use almond milk the most. The tastiest milk I ever made was cashew-oat.
I love unsweetened almond milk and Unsweetened almond coconut milk!
Almond milk, unsweetened for sure! (Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods for the most part, as the others are too watery–indeed very watered down as recent news has pointed out!) I also love soy milk but soy affects my hormones and general health in startling ways, as I noticed when I became a vegan and started drinking it in large quantities. So almond milk it is! Wish I had the drive to make it myself!
This book looks wonderful! Not being able to have dairy, I greatly appreciate all of the wonderful recipes that are becoming available to the general population. I’m grateful for people who write recipe books like this to help us all along this journey towards health. Thanks.
I really love rice milk! 🙂 But 2nd best is almond 😀
Rice milk, but almond milk is the 2nd best 🙂
Unsweetened Flax seed milk
I love cashew milk for mixing, almond milk straight! Thanks for the giveaway!
I love almond milk! I use it in smoothies all the time! I will definitely try this smoothie recipe! Thanks!
Almond milk for the win!
Almond Milk, the fresher the better.
I actually like soy milk the best 🙂
I love almond milk! 🙂
Dark Chocolate Almond Milk is my favorite non-dairy milk at the moment. I have phases where I just want the sweetened vanilla, and I always use unsweetened for cereals and things like that where it would be too sweet otherwise, but I can’t get used to the unsweetened stuff for drinking.
I like the flavor of almond milk the best!
cashew milk is my favorite! but almond milk is my second favorite, I just don’t like it in my coffee
The almond milk cookbook sounds like a dream come true and that chocolate smoothie looks amazing and so thick!
Wait ’til you try the Chocolate-Almond Ice Cream (page137). Seriously. One of the ten best things I’ve ever made.
Hey Alan! Oh my – I’d better get on that right away :-)!
I love unsweetened vanilla almond milk!
Fig smoothie with mint? Yum.
I love chocolate almond milk. It’s so tasty!
I’m in Europe, nevertheless, I will vote for the walnut/hazelnut milk combination.
Lovely smoothie recipes, btw 🙂
I think unsweetened almond milk is my favorite!
I drink unsweetened vanilla almond milk.
My favorite and most versatile is Almond Milk.. but, for ice cream I use cashew or coconut milk.
Almond and cashew milk are my go-to’s, depending on what I’m making. Just put a banana in the freezer to make the chocolate raspberry smoothie later! Sounds delish!
Almond milk from Whole Foods!
I LOVE almond milk, my husband does, too!
I love the smoothie recipe. Would love to try the other ones. Yum almond milk!
I love Almond Milk but also really love Hemp Milk!
I like cashew milk…my mom makes it homemade in a special juicer
THANKS for doing this, Annie!!! Great food styling and pics, too!
Thanks, Alan! Really enjoying this cookbook!
This almond milk book sounds ideal for me & this lovely easy smoothy rocks! i found it to be a bit sweet for me so the next time, I used less dates, only 2! I used frozen yellow raspberries from my own garden! Very yummy too!
Nothing better than straight from one’s own garden, Sophie!
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