How to Make Nut Milk: A Complete Guide from Expert!
As much as cow milk is highly nutritious, its large protein concentration can take a toll on your body.
The situation even worsens if your system is hyper-sensitive triggering a series of allergic reactions. However, that does not mean that you are in a completely milk free diet.
Nut milk is equally nutritious. With this variety, you can still enjoy the versatility of dairy milk. The blend is tastier, easy to digest and acts as a humane alternative to cow milk.
In the United States, nut milk is a common energy drink. However, most people prefer the packed variety over the homemade blend. So, after conducting some research, I figured out that most people choose the packed milk out of desperation as they don't know how to ignorant about nut milk preparation.
Seriously guys, buy something you can produce at half the buying price? One thing I know for sure is packed nut milk is overpriced and lacks key nutritional elements found in the homemade blend.
Do you own a blender? If yes all you need is water and nuts to prepare your own nut milk. Also, You can head to our best kitchen gadgets for 2018. However, if you want to up your breakfast game with some custom-made smoothies, add honey and vanilla to flavor. Chilling your nuts milk makes it even more refreshing.
why to Make Nut Milk?
If milk quality, nutritional value, and cost are your concerns then you have a million reasons why you should make your own nut milk.
1. Quality Aspect
To experience the ultimate sweetness in this nut-extracted it must achieve proper thickness as well as impeccable flavoring.
Ever drunk homemade nut milk? Well, most people living in the United States are yet to experience with this super blend.
In their quest to increase profits margins, manufacturers often over-water their products resulting to less-delicious milk. Secondly, packed varieties are loaded with tons of preservatives including emulsifiers and sweeteners which compromise on the natural nut taste.
More so preparing your own milk gives you 100% assurance of the blends quality and age.
2. Nutritional Value
Preparing your own nuts milk presents an exclusive avenue to cheaply customize your smoothie. The fact that you are the chef and at the same time the consumer assures you desired results all the time.
There is a variety of nuts which can guarantee you some uniquely rich nut milk. Sometimes, however, your body demands a combination of two or more nuts so as to get properly nourished.
As much as taking each variety at a time sounds like a pretty nice idea specialist recommend taking two and in some cases three of varieties at a go.
so, to avoid draining your cash reserves we would advise you to consider homemade nut milk. Look at the nutritional breakdown of some of the commonly used nuts.
Recommended for its relatively low-calorie index (30 calories in a single glass). With no cholesterol and low-fat saturation, almond milk would be your perfect diet, especially when cutting some pounds off your weight.
Secondly, almond milk comes loaded with tones of vital nutrients and vitamins including calcium and vitamins B12 and D.
One glass of coconut milk supplies your body with large amounts of energy-boosting MCFAs (medium chain saturated fatty acids).
If you are allergic to lactose, coconut milk would be your perfect dairy milk substitute.
If you want a protein boost, cashew milk should be your ultimate choice. One cup of homemade cashew milk contains about 18 grams protein, unlike the packed variety that contains just only 1 gram.
So let's reason together, imagine having each of the above three nut represented in your glass of milk. Homemade nut milk is cheaper, way nutritious and incredibly healthier.
How to Make Nut Milk: Steps You need to Know
The technique you employ when preparing nut milk is majorly determined by the type of nuts your using. Some have to be soaked in water while others can be directly blended.
Well, it is important to soak raw nuts before you proceed with the recipe. Apart from softening the nuts, soaking also plays a vital role in enzyme activation improving the absorption efficiency of the nutrients in the nut.
Soak nuts like Almonds, Walnuts, Hazelnuts, Brazil nuts, Pistachios, Pumpkin seeds, Sunflower seeds,
Brown or black sesame seeds while nuts like Cashews, Macadamia nuts, Hemp seeds don't require soaking.
In our recipe below we are preparing 4 glasses of nut milk.
Requiring tools for making nut milk:
1. First, put the nuts in a medium-sized bowl then add 4 glasses of water and leave it for about 12 hours. (if applicable).
2. Secondly, drain the water in the sink (be very careful as nuts can pour out when draining).
3. Next, put your nuts in the blender then add 4 glasses of water.
4. Add a tiny pinch of salt (optional) and then turn on the blender to a high-speed sequence.
5. Now, wait until the blend becomes completely smooth (about 10 minutes).
6. Place a strainer over a bowl and line it up with a nut milk bag, then gently pour the blend through the bag (Ensure every drop of the milk collects into the bowl by gently squeezing on the milk bug) and then sum up by disposing of the remains in the garbage.
7. Lastly, refrigerate your blend (about 5 days).
There are dozens of ways to flavor your homemade nut milk. However, the key thing here is ensuring that you don't over-flavor or under-flavor your blend.
It is important to evenly mix the flavors so we would recommend you to do it using a blending machine. Just pour back the milk in the blender, add proportionate flavors then fire up the machine and in about one minute you will be fine to go.
I love flavoring my nut milk with vanilla and sweeten it with honey. Add needing tablespoon of vanilla extract in every glass of nut milk and 1 tbsp. of finely filtered honey.
We would advise you to maintain a nuts water ratio of 1:4
Always remember to thoroughly shake before drinking.
If you are out there wondering whether to make your own nut milk or settle for packed ones, be advised.
Homemade nut milk is the best. It's fortified with double nutritional content, sweeter and cheaper to prepare.
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