You have probably heard a lot about almond milk but, I bet, only half of you have actually tried it. Almond milk is a lactose free alternative to dairy milk, rich in magnesium, potassium, copper, zinc and calcium and helps to reduce cholesterol and enhance immunity. It helps reduce the risk of certain cancers and heart diseases. But most importantly, it is low in calories and tastes good! You can buy it in any health food store or supermarket but here are the steps on how to make it at home.
Step 1: Activate your nuts by soaking one cup of raw almonds for 4-8 hours or overnight.
Note: “Nuts and seeds contain poisons in the husk that can make the tough to digest. Soaking then drying them causes them to sprout, which activates enzymes that make them easier to digest and metabolise”, – suggests Sarah Wilson in her book ‘I quit sugar’.
Step 2: Drain the almonds
Step 3: Place the almonds in a blender and add 3-4 cups of water
Step 4: Blend on high until well mixed
Step 5: Pour the mix into a fine mesh strainer and drain
Step 6: Store in the fridge for no longer than two days
Try it with your morning muesli or smoothies and enjoy!