Almond Nut Milk
Almond milk is the most commonly known plant-based milk you can find in most supermarkets but making your own you are guaranteed the highest quality, best nutritional and appropriate sweetness. When choosing almonds always make sure you opt for organic as other almonds produce cyanide when mixed with water. It’s so simple and versatile that you can use it in smoothies, cereals, or on its own. Research has revealed that almond milk has helped to reduce the growth of prostate cancer cells because of the presence of monounsaturated fat it can also help in the potential prevention of other certain cancers.
Almond milk is very low in calories making it a common weight-loss diet option. Diets that encourage consuming healthy fats such as the ketogenic diet or various other low-carb diets often include consumption of almond milk because it’s low in calories carbs and sugars. The fat in almond milk benefits the heart by replacing saturated fat with other mono and polyunsaturated fats to help to protect your heart against coronary heart disease it also helps lower cholesterol naturally which increasing levels of good HDL cholesterol. It is also know to help decreasing the risk of cluster disorder known as metabolic syndrome.
Although it may not contain as much Vitamin D or protein per serving as animal milks, one of the benefits of almond milk nutrition is that it’s still a good source of this vitamin that helps keep your bones and teeth strong and dense. The fats in almond milk also contribute to bone health. Consuming monounsaturated fat is one method of helping prevent osteoporosis and bone weakness.
Almond milk is also high in vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants work by fighting free radical damage caused by chemicals in food, sun exposure and various other things. Some free radicals in the body are perfectly normal, but many people living a Western lifestyle retain more than is good for you, so it’s important to eat antioxidant foods that can help prevent the oxidative damage caused by these molecules. By consuming significant amounts of vitamin E, your body can fight off the disease-causing effects of free radicals. It even helps keep your skin healthy and slows the aging process.
Alzheimer’s currently has no cure, but there are many natural ways scientists are finding to help prevent or slow this disease. Vitamin E plays a key role in helping slow the degeneration that occurs with Alzheimer’s disease.
150g raw organic almonds
1 ¼ tsp. Himalayan sea salt
720ml filtered water or natural spring water, plus a bowlful for soaking
1 tsp organic vanilla extract (optional)
2 medjool dates (destoned) (optional)
Soak the almonds in a large bowl
Soak the almonds in a large bowl of fresh water with 1 tsp salt for 12 hours. Drain and rinse really well. Put the soaked macadamias, 720ml water and ¼ tsp. salt, vanilla extract and medjool dates into your blender. Blend for about a minute until all the nuts are broken down and you’re left with a milk.. Strain the liquid and pour milk into a glass bottle or jar with a lid, and store and fridge.
It will keep for 2-3 days.
Credit: Doreen Virtue & Robert Reeves