If you are lactose intolerant, or if you are a supporter of veganism, or if you are fasting, then nut milk is an excellent alternative to cow’s milk.
On the example of almond milk, let us consider the process of making nut milk. It is easy to prepare at home, it is universal in use: suitable for cereals, for oatmeal, in coffee.
All you need is nuts, water and a blender.
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One cup of almonds – about 200 g – soak in filtered water for 8 to 12 hours.
Almond should be washed and peeled.
Transfer to a blender.
Pour 4 cups of filtered water and ground in a blender until smooth.
Piece of tissue put in a bowl.
Pour the mixture into a bowl.
Cut the edges of the tissue in a nodule and squeeze out the liquid.
The resulting milk is poured into a bottle. You can store in the fridge for 3-4 days.
Nut cake can be dried and ground into flour. Use for baking.
By the way, milk can split – it’s not scary, you have to shake well before use.
Walnut milk can be made from other nuts.
The difference in the preparation of milk from other nuts differs only in how long must the nuts be soaked.
Almond: 8 – 12 hours
Hazelnuts: 8 hours
McAdamia: 8 hours
Peanuts: 8 hours
Pine nuts: 8 hours
Pecan nuts: 4 – 6 hours
Walnuts: 4 hours
Cashew nuts: 2 hours
Pistachios: soaking is not required
Brazil nuts: soaking is not required
This is just how nut milk is cooked!
Rinse the almonds before soaking!
For sweetening it is recommended to add to the blender and grind along with the almonds several dates. You can sweeten with honey.
In addition, one should know about the benefits of almond milk: contains vitamins B1, B3, B3, B5, B6, B9, C, E and K; Mineral substances such as: magnesium, calcium, iron, potassium, zinc and phosphorus. Milk is nutritious, but excess weight with it is not terrible!
Almond milk regulates metabolism – it affects positively on the figure, and also regulates blood sugar and cholesterol.