Homemade Unsweetened Vanilla Rice Milk

This recipe is courtesy of the expertise of Diane at Real Food Tastes Good. Her blog is an excellent resource for healthy, sane eating/living because, really, aren't they one and the same? Have a look at The Point. I love where she states, "The perfect, universal diet does not exist . . . Although there are some general guidelines that apply to most, each of us will thrive on something a little different. Paying attention and listening to our bodies are crucial components of wellness . . ." Ain't that the truth. Thanks, Diane!

1 cup organic brown rice
4 cups cold, filtered water
2 T organic vanilla extract

Soak rice in 2 to 3 cups water overnight (at least 8 hours), refrigerated. Strain and rinse rice and put in the Vitamix. Add cold filtered water and turn machine on, up to 10 quickly, then to high and blend for 2 minutes. Filter the milk through a fine mesh strainer, pour into glass jars and store in the refrigerator. I find that there is still sediment so I simply leave the jars in the refrigerator for 10 minutes before I use the milk. The remaining very fine sediment stays firmly at the bottom throughout use. Homemade rice milk is so fresh, clean and delicious!

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