Chai Spiced Almond Milk
1 cup raw almonds (soaked overnight) 4 cups filtered water 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/4 tsp. cloves 2 anise stars 1/4 tsp. nutmeg (freshly ground -- makes a huge difference) 10 pods green cardamom 1/4 tsp. ground pepper 1/3 cup dates, pitted and halved (Sweeter Still Phase) or liquid stevia drops to taste (Metabolic Reset Phase) Drain soaked almonds and discard soak water. Combine all ingredients in a high speed blender, such as a Vitamix. Blend until smooth, about 2 minutes. Taste and adjust spices to your liking. Pour into a nut milk bag and squeeze out milk. Discard pulp and place flavored milk into a sealed bottle or container. It will keep 3-4 days in the fridge. You can drink this milk as is on it's own, or it is great to add to tea.