Almond milk is a great alternative to animal milk. Firstly, almond milk contains neither lactose nor gluten. Thus, it is safe for everyone. Almond milk also contains minerals and vitamins that are highly beneficial to your health.
Whether you want to use this almond milk in your salads, soups, rice puddings, or coffee, you will definitely have a swell time!
Needless to say, adding this recipe to your diet is a big plus.
Almond milk recipe juicer
- 200 g raw almonds
- 1 L water
- 50 g dates
- Rinse the almonds and soak them in clean water. The easiest way is to soak them overnight, then drain them and rinse well.
- Put the almonds in a juicer. Add water and turn on the juicer.
- If desired, after squeezing you can add cocoa powder, a little vanilla or cinnamon to the milk. Add sweetened milk as needed with agave syrup, maple syrup, rice syrup, date syrup, honey, stevia, coconut sugar.
- You can enjoy the milk immediately while it is warm / lukewarm. Pour the milk into a clean glass bottle, cover well and store in the refrigerator for 2 to 4 days. If the milk starts to separate, just shake it well before use.
Can kids take almond milk?
Unlike plant-based milk, adults and children usually are lactose intolerant. However, milk offers a better and healthier option.
Can I buy canned almond milk?
Yes, you can. However, most canned milk contains added sugar and preservatives which may be harmful to your health. Way out? Simply make yours. If you need a little motivation, here are three reasons why you should make yours:
- Ideal for the whole family
What can I do with the almond pulp?
You can make marzipan cake or crackers. Also, you can make great moisturizing face masks from the pulp.
To make the face mask, you need a little sour cream and honey.
- Apply on cleansed skin for 10-16 minutes with water.
- Wipe with napkin
Health Benefits of almond milk
Almond milk is valuable because it contains many nutrients, which are essential for maintaining the health and vitality of our bodies. Here are some of its benefits.
Almond milk impacts the brain positively. Thus, It is recommended for developing children. Almonds have vitamin B6, which is also known as pyridoxine that helps aid the metabolism of proteins, which may further help increase the availability of proteins for brain cell repair.
Low in calories
Even though almonds are high in calories, their milk contains low calories when compared to cow milk.
During the production process, only a very small portion of almonds is present in the finished product.
For instance, One cup (240 ml) of unsweetened almond milk contains about 30–50 calories, while the same amount of whole dairy milk contains 146 calories. That means almond milk contains 65–80% fewer calories.
Contains low sugar
Unsweetened almond milk is low in sugar. However, store-bought milk often contains sugar. If you are trying to cut down on your sugar consumption or intake, this milk can help.
Almonds are naturally high in vitamin E, providing 37% of the daily vitamin E requirement in just 1 ounce (28 grams) (9).
Therefore, almond is also a natural source of vitamin E, though most commercial varieties also add extra vitamin E during processing
Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that combats inflammation and stress in the body.
How to use almond milk
There are different ways you can enjoy your homemade almond milk. Here are a few examples you should try.
- Splash it over your cereal.
- Add it to your tea or cofee.
- Make a dairy-free rice pudding or ice-cream.
- Use it in soups, sauces, and salad dressings.
- Mix in your smoothies
- Use it as a milk replacement in many baked foods.
- Want a homemade recipe that is super sweet and easy to prepare? Try this Almond meringue cookies recipe
- This Almond dacquoise cake is slightly crispy on the outside, and very soft, and a bit chewy from the inside, just like a sponge cake!
- Try this Almond meringue cookies recipe. They are crunchy, delicious and gluten-free!
- I love this vegan almond ice-cream because you need only a few ingredients to make it.
- French toast is one of the best ways to start your day. This almond-crusted french toast is fresh on the outside, and crispy on the inside, with a rich nutty almond flavor.
- If you want a low-carb breakfast, combine hummus with raw vegetables like peppers, broccoli, celery, and carrots.
- Want something trendy and delicious? Go for this vegan cavatappi pasta.
- Make this brown rice pasta in a few minutes with easy instructions.
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