Now I know many of you might not know this, but the 21st – 27th of September is Health Week! I, as always, am psyched to be celebrating Health Week. So, in honor, everyday this week starting today I will post a delicious, healthy recipe that is sure to help you feel your best!
Today’s recipe is: Homemade Almond Milk
This is one of my favorite recipes! We use almond milk for everything, including baking, making shakes, and making almond cookies (which is another recipe I will share with you today).
Here at my house, there is no cows milk. I, personally, believe that cows milk are for cows. Calves are born weighing about 100 pounds when they are born, and while they are nursing they gain approximately eight times its original weight. Cows milk also contains 3x the amount of protein then human milk – which is great for calves! But not necessarily for humans. Some studies have been done at Harvard, showing that cows milk can actually increase fracture risk! There are a lot more reasons out there to not drink cows milk, but those are at least the main ones. For some reason, I can’t find the original website that I got the information from, but I found another great website like the one I saw a long time ago. The link is below.
Now to the recipe:
There are a lot of recipes out there, but this is the one we found to work the best for us.
3/4 cup Organic almonds soaked 6 hours, or overnight
6 cups of drinking water
Blender (I use a Vita-mix. Best blender EVER!)
Soak almonds for about 6 hours, or overnight. You want the water to cover the top of the almonds.
Drain soak water from almonds. Then pour the almonds in your Blender. Proceed to add 6 cups of water into the Blender.
Blend until it is all liquid, and there is no whole almonds left. It will look something like this:
Then use the almond milk! There will be some pulp. If you don’t like it, like people in my family don’t, you can strain the milk with a cheese cloth! We then use the pulp for almond cookies. Here is the recipe.
Almond milk pulp
What You’ll Need:
Take your almond milk pulp and honey or peanut butter and combine so that they stick together. You don’t want to use too much, the honey or the peanut butter is to just hold all the pulp together. Then form mixture into circles and flatten with a fork, so they are thin. Have your oven at 350. Bake for about 3-6 minutes until they are golden brown. Pull out and let cool before eating. Very good!
Hope you enjoy – be sure to comment pictures of your almond milk!
Till next time, Toodles!
Link to Cow Milk website: http://saveourbones.com/osteoporosis-milk-myth/