Thursday, 5 January 2012

Almond Milk

Cleopatra bathed in it, babies live on it and this New Years Day I raised a glass of it!

Milk, life juice of the universe! 
Though this one is dairy free and brings to mind one of my favourite tipples, the Japanese yogurt drink, Calpis. If you fancy something light and delicious, that is literally singing with goodness, look no further.

However, before I say anymore about almonds, I’d like to wish you a very, VERY!

Happy New Year!!!

I hope 2012 is full of happy dreams coming true and many moments of pure joy! Also totally nourishing in an organic way!!!

Now to almonds…

Awaken your inner gorgeousness with sweet milky moments. Simple is one of my favourite words, and this darling recipe is deliciously simple. Apart from a little soaking and some pre prep, the actual mechanics of the recipe are plain sailing.

I met a friend the other day and we were discussing new years resolutions, we spoke of how quickly life changes and considered what we’d like more of in this coming year. We agreed how refreshing it is to be in the company of those without an agenda and how natural this is for children. With all the complexities of modern living, in a world that is often tumultuous, making milk, of a nutty kind is as agenda free as laughing at a funny joke. Release judgement and cherish freshness, this drink is a tonic, perfect for nursing mothers and anyone who’d like a brain boost, pretty peachy skin is a happy result too, though more pleasing than anything is its subtle marzipan taste in a light milky form that is truly unforgettable.
Almond milk is a great addition to smoothies, lovely in soups, splashed over cereal and as a refreshing morning drink. If that wasn’t enough, then here are a few more reasons to go bananas for Almond milk!
  •  Boosts energy.
  • Great in pregnancy as it contains folic acid.
  • Helps curb hunger, the mono-saturated fat it contains satisfies appetite, thus helping to reduce over-eating (also found in olive oil and salmon)
  • They have a low GI and help decrease rises in blood sugar after meal, so bye bye to flat drowsy feelings after eating.
  • Great for heart health, they lower cholesterol.
  • May help prevent the development of diabetes.

So if the festive season has left you feeling in need of a good cleanse, drinking almond milk is a wonderful way to welcome feeling good in 2012!

Huge winter warming hugs,

FFX

Almond Milk

Organic raw almonds, 1 cup
Water, for soaking
Water, 800ml (roughly 3 cups)
Dates, 2 de-stoned
Vanilla extract ½ tsp

SOAK almonds over night in a cup of water covered with cling film.
RINSE almonds in a sieve under cold running water.
BLEND almonds with water and dates until silky smooth.
STRAIN through a muslin/ cheese cloth into a jug or glass bottle.
SQUEEZE out every last drop.
KEEP in the fridge and use within 4 days.

8 comments:

  1. This should be a great addition to smoothies,I am noting down/bookmarking this recipe.:-)
    Thank you so much for sharing;Wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy New Year!:-)

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    1. Yes indeed. I hope you're having a lovely year: ) FFX

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  2. must have tasted wow till the last drop ! good one; have a great 2012

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    1. TY Priya! I hope your year is a beautiful one. FFX

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  3. This is so much easier than I though it would be! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. You're very welcome: ) I hope you've had the chance to make it. FFX

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  4. With this recipe.. I think now I can say bye bye to store bought Almond milk :D

    Thank you for sharing.

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  5. Thank you for your comments! I love hearing from you! Ansh it is much nicer than the shop bought milk, and tastes so fresh:0) Happy New Year to you all!

    FFXOX

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