The arrival of autumn usually affects our skin. I've often heard the saying: "Your face is a map of your internal health".
The other day, I read something very interesting. Apparently the shop bought soya and nut milks aren't as good for us as we may think......
Making our own milk can help us get almost x10 times more vitamins than drinking the supermarket cartons and we all know almonds contain wonderful vitamins. I've been working on a vitamin fuelled milk for a while and finally, I've got a great recipe to share:
EASY ALMOND MILK
- 300g almonds (organic if you can) - I got mine off amazon.
- Water (tap or sping, your choice)
- Whatever flavour you prefer (ground cinnamon, vanilla seeds/extract, turmeric + honey, a little allspice or some cacao powder)
Cover the almonds with water & leave to soak for around 6-12 hours (I usually put mine in their "bath" first thing in the morning and then by 5pm they skins have soften up).
Pop them in a whizzer (I've got a nutri-bullet which works fab and is very fast. Food processors are fine too but take a little longer).
Fill with water (about the same volume as the almonds sitting in your blender). Add your flavour. I like 1/3 teaspoon of honey or a few vanilla seeds / few drops of vanilla extract.
Whizz up for until there are no big chunks left and it looks smooth. (Nutribullets take around 30 seconds to 1 minute, food processors a little longer). Have a look to see if you need to add a little more water. (I like to make it reasonably thin so that it lasts longer as I go through so much)! You'll still get more vitamins than the shop bought cartons.
Take a big jug (or bowl) and strain the liquid through your nut bag. This is a little messy and the trick is to squeeze it out just a few more times after you think you've done enough. I usually twist the bag when it's almost there to get the last few drops of goodness out!
Pour into glass bottles / jug with a lid ( I ordered x2 lovely glass "milk bottles" from amazon). Your milk will last for around 5 days in the fridge. If you don't drink much of it then I would recommend halving the quantity to save the pennies.