Almond milk – homemade

With their varied foods preparing factors, almonds may be very healthy. Full of omega six, omega 9, dietary fiber, proteins, plus far more. Study has uncovered which ingesting almonds are ideal for reducing cholestrerol ranges. In addition they no consist of carbohydrates, they could taste oily and fattening. Almonds appeared to be proven to increase skin look, improve power, as well as ease bowel movements. And in addition becoming a beneficial source of proteins, theyre wealthy in monounsaturated fatty acids also as soluble fiber. They are moreover an exceptional supply of e vitamin and mineral deposits such as magnesium, calcium mineral, and phosphorus. You can really feel very good about eating crunch almonds like a snack or supplying them for your kids instead of any bag related with potato chips.

Accordimg to age old ayurveda, Almond milk is one of the most nutritious drinks for all age groups. Almonds are energizing and balancing for the mind. The healthiest way of making almond milk for babies and kids (infact for all of us) is to soak them for 6 to 8 hours and then prepare it and it has numerous health benefits. Soaked almonds are easily digestible and nutrients are better absorbed by the body. Almond skin is said to aggravate pitta in the body and can lead to indigestion, so eliminating the skin would be better. This recipe is an age old traditional ayurvedic secret to build up immunity in kids, improve eye sight, build stronger bones, remove constipation, and provide adequate nutrition for picky/fussy eaters.

People with mucus/phlegm problems and those who want to stay out of dairy may eliminate milk from the recipe and just use water and add 1/2 to 1 tsp. of oats powder to make the milk thicker. Since milk contributes to mucus production, those with phlegm problems can add a pinch of pepper powder or dry ginger powder to the above recipe.

Saffron is heating to the body and is used to treat colds and coughs. It expels mucus from the body. Must be cautious while using saffron, too much saffron can be poisonous.

Almond milk makes a very good milk substitute for lactose intolerant kids. I started giving this milk to my younger son when he was 10 months old. He was doing well… No colic…..No constipation…..No loose stools. I had tried several formulas for him like NAN, Similac, Mamex gold, Friso etc., but ended up with lot of colic or loose stools. Though he is not lactose intolerant, he could not digest the formula milk beco’z of excess synthetic nutrients in them. Almond milk (boiled only in water) was the best solution for all these problems.

Ingredients

Almonds 20 to 24
Milk 500 ml (optional- can add water to fresh milk to make 500 ml)
Sugar 2 tsps. (optional- babies need no sugar)
Saffron few strands (optional)
Green cardamom powder 1/8 th tsp.

Method
1. Soak almond for 6 to 8 hours and peel the skin.
2. Boil the milk in a thick bottom pan/ vessel on a low to medium flame. add sugar, saffron and cardamom powder.
3. Grind almonds to smooth with little water or milk. Can add saffron, sugar, cardamom pow to the almonds alternately if not added at step 2. (remember smooth paste else it irritates the throat while drinking)

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