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Friday, April 13, 2012
Home Made Power Boosting Almond Milk
So my Sangha group has asked me to post some recipes of foods Ive been talking about and making for them at my monthly Ayurvedic Sangha Nights!
This month we spoke about food, nutrition and dispelled some of the myths and legends surrounding fad diets and superfoods. In essence Ayurveda regards all whole foods as essential and "super" and looks more at the state of your digestion! You can be eating a 100% raw microbiotic diet but have a lousy digestion. The consequence of this will be that the goodness of the food you eat will not be digested, assimilated or transported around the body but instead will sit in the Gut and cause the creation of toxins (Ama).
So people, my advice to you is to check your digestive prowess before taking on any type of new diet or food programme!
Almond Milk Preparation
cups of raw almonds, soaked in water overnight
4 cups of filtered or spring water
3-5 dates (optional)
1. Soak almonds overnight in water (at least 10 hours). Drain and rinse them thoroughly.
2. Blend 1 ½ cups of the soaked raw
almonds with 4 cups of filtered water. You can add the dates if
you like your milk with a hint of sweetness.
3. Strain once to remove any lumpy bits.
4. Voila !! A delicious, creamy milk that is free of harmful
vegetable oil, concentrated sweeteners, and the problems associated with cow’s
milk and soy.
This drink can be stored safely for 3-4 days in the refrigerator.
Remember to give the milk a good shake before you use it!
All about Almonds
Almond milk is a great source of manganese, magnesium, vitamin B2
and E, tryptophan, phosphorous and copper.
Almond milk is a powerhouse due to its many health benefits. It is an antioxidant, has anti-ageing qualities and is great for hydrating and rejuvenating the skin from the inside out!
Almond milk has also been shown to reduce the risk of diabetes and several cardiovascular diseases. It
also plays an important role in weight management and energy production.
What are you waiting for........start milking your Almonds today !