almond milk

2 cups raw almonds (soaked & drained)
6 cups filtered water
1-2 dates (to sweeten)*
dash of vanilla

Blend all ingredients in a high-powered blender (high speed, 2 min) and then strain well. 
Keeps for about 2 days, so don't make too much at one time!

*you can use any alternative to sweeten: honey, sugar, agave, maple syrup!