Making almond milk

Make your own almond milk – easy, tasty and healthy

Almond milk is becoming more and more popular. Also among people who can drink cow’s milk.
You will find it in almost all supermarkets. And if, for example, you order a cappuccino somewhere, you more and more have the option to order it with almond or coconut milk.

Almonds are not only very tasty they are super healthy too. It contains a lot of vegetable proteins, healthy unsaturated fats, vitamin E, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, calcium, potassium and B2.

Making your own almond milk is fairly easy .
But before you can start making the milk, you will have to soften the almonds. You do this by soaking them in water overnight. This takes the most time and planning.
If you don’t have time, as an alternative you put the almonds in warm water and let them soak for at least 30 minutes

In addition of drinking almond milk, eating 5-10 almonds daily is recommended.

Ingredients & necessities

Personally I use raw, unsalted and unsweetened brown almonds.

  • 1 bowl
  • 1 heaped large cup of almonds (around 300 g)
  • 3 heaped cups of water (around 900 ml)
  • Blender / food processor
  • Fine sieve or cheesecloth
  • Jug or measuring cup

You can experiment which ratio of water / almonds you like best; the less water, the creamier the milk.

Preparation

  • Put the almonds in a bowl, add water until submerged.
  • Place the bowl  in the refrigerator and let it soak overnight.
  • Drain the water, rinse the almonds and put the almonds in a blender or food processor
  • Add the water and mix for about 1-2 minutes until the nuts are finely chopped.
  • Place the sieve (or cheesecloth) on a jug or measuring cup and pour out the milk little by little.
    If there are  a lot of nut pieces in the sieve, scoop it so that the milk can flow through again or scoop out the nuts.

These finely chopped nut pieces, you can use later. For example in your yogurt or mixed with oats flakes.

The milk can be kept in the refrigerator for around 5 days.

Nutrition facts about almonds

* Almonds have a high % vegetable protein (around 20%). Proteins contribute to the growth and maintenance of muscle mass.  And help with recovery after physical exertion
* Due to the combination of proteins and unsaturated fats, almonds are slowly processed in the body and therefore you feel full for a longer period of time and less hungry
* Vitamin E is an antioxidant and protects the body against free radicals.
* Vitamin B2 helps to break down proteins, fats and carbohydrates and plays an important role in maintaining the energy supply in the body
* The minerals help to release energy from carbohydrates, proteins and fats.
* When you eat brown almonds an hour after exercise or before going to sleep, you make optimal use of the absorption of the nutrients present.
* Almonds also seem to contribute to blood sugar control.

If you want to know more about lifestyle, what it means and what lifestyle-related disorders are, take a look at the blog “what is a healthy lifestyle?”

In the video I also show you how to make almond milk step by step and at the beginning it is repeated why almonds are so healthy.

I am Jolinda Cath, massage and reiki therapist, yoga and meditation teacher. In a holistic way I give treatments and classes and wish to make positive contributions to your mental and physical health.
With my inspiration blogs I hope to give you ideas and handouts.

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