-11 April 2019

How to make almond milk

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Plant-based milk like almond milk has several health benefits. We’ll share a few and then tell you how to make it too.

Here’s the WHY:

1. Unsweetened almond milk contains up to 80% fewer calories than regular dairy milk. Using it as a replacement for cow’s milk could be an effective weight loss strategy.
2. Unsweetened almond milk is naturally low in sugar, making it suitable for those restricting their sugar intake, such as people with diabetes.
3. One cup (240 ml) of almond milk can provide 20–50% of your daily vitamin E requirement. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that can reduce inflammation, stress and the risk of disease.
4. Almond milk is completely plant-based, making it suitable for vegans and other people who avoid dairy products. It is also suitable for people who have a dairy allergy. Because it’s low in protein, it is not suitable as a full replacement for dairy in young children.

Here’s the HOW:

  1. Soak one cup of almonds – around 200g – in water for 8 to 12 hours, or overnight.
  2. Rinse the almonds and peel the skins off.
  3. Tip them into a blender, add 4 cups of water then blitz for a few minutes until smooth.
  4. Secure a muslin cloth over a bowl and pour the almond mixture over it.
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