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How to Make Almond Milk

Posted on the 24 September 2014 by Health_news

How to make almond milk

Almond milk is healthy, inexpensive and a delicious drink. It is a low glycemic alternative to rice and does not cause problems with hormone levels like soy mild does. It can be used in place of regular milk in recipes and baking. It is easy to make and healthy too. Almond milk’s got calcium, vitamin A, vitamin D and antioxidant vitamin E and on top of all since it is homemade almond milk, then it’s a win win situation. So, let’s have a look at its procedure.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw almonds-soaked overnight.
  • 4 cups pure filtered water
  • Vanilla Bean
  • Dates and Salt

Procedure

  • Soak a cup of raw almonds overnight or for 8 hours and in case if we take crushed almonds, then just soak them for 1 hour. Rinse, drain the almonds and pop them into the blender along with 3-4 cups of filtered water.
  • The secret to an intense vanilla flavor is blending the entire vanilla bean, just chop it up and transfer the whole bean into the blender. Add dates and vanilla bean along with the almonds and water. Simply add a liquid sweetener also as per your taste and blend for 1 minute on the highest speed.
  • Pour the mixture in the bag and put it over a large bowl and slowly pour in the milk. A lot of milk will filter through the bag without making any effort.
  • To get all the milk out from the bag, a little gentle squeezing is required.
  • Rinse the blender quickly and pour the milk back into the blender from a large bowl.
  • Add a bit of cinnamon and pinch of fine grain sea salt for flavor enhancing.
  • Pour into glass and store in fridge for up to one week.
  • Let us discuss the benefits of Almond Milk
  • Helps in weight management: One Cup of almond milk contains only 60 calories but in whole quantity, there are 146 calories. It is a great substitute that helps to lose and maintain the current weight.
  • Keeps heart healthy:  There is no saturated fat or cholesterol present in almond milk. It is low in sodium and high in healthy fats such as omega fatty acids present in fish which help to prevent high blood pressure and heart diseases.
  • Keeps bones strong: Does not contain as much calcium as cow’s milk but offers  30% calcium which is required in daily diet and 25% of vitamin D that reduces the risk of arthritis and osteoporosis and improves immunity system.
  • Healthy Skin: Contains 50% of vitamin E recommended in daily diet, which contain antioxidants properties essential for a naturally healthy, glowing and flawless skin.
  • Controls blood sugar: It is low in carbohydrates, hence would not increase the blood sugar level and hence reduces the risk of diabetes.
  • Helps in digestion check: Contains one gram of fiber per portion, which is important for healthy digestion.

Special Note: Almond pulp can be used for making Oatmeal, smoothies and cookies also.


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