Almond Milk (WF, DF, V, VG, FF)

Almond MilkA dairy free alternative to dairy milk, almond milk is rich in magnesium. Magnesium is a nutrient that is often depleted due to constant coffee consumption. Signs of magnesium deficiency include weakness/tiredness, poor muscle coordination, muscle cramps, ‘flickering’ eyelids and tremors of the tongue.

Individuals that are of risk of deficiency include history of digestive disorders, renal disorders, endocrine disorders, alcoholism, pregnancy, high physical activity and elderly.

100grams of almonds contain 250-260mg of magnesium. As magnesium is heat sensitive, boiling will result to magnesium loss in magnesium rich foods.

 

Recipe for Raw Almond milk
What you require
A blender
A cheesecloth/muslin cloth
Stevia drops/Raw honey
Cinnamon powder
8 raw, organic almonds
half a glass of filtered water (for soaking)

soakalmondsStep 1:
Soaking nuts such as almonds helps to reduce phytic acid – making it easier to digest and reducing symptoms of bloating and gas when consuming nuts/legumes/grains/beans. Soak 8 raw almonds in a half a glass of filtered water overnight. In the morning, pour away the old water and place the pre soaked almonds in a blender and add a glass of filtered water. Blend the almonds for 3-4 mins.

 

 

strainalmondsStep 2:
Strain the blended mixture into a bowl/small pot with a cheesecloth/muslin cloth.

 

 

 

 

 

almondmilkStep 3:
Pour almond milk into glass, add a few drops of stevia or 1/2 tsp of raw honey. Add a dash of cinnamon and stir.

Save the fibre! Keep it in fridge no more than 2 days and toss in with breakfast muesli, or use it as an additional ingredient when baking gluten free muffins.