Nuts are everyone’s favorite. They are the best on-the-go snack. But, how about milking them? Almond milk is a trendy drink and a delicious replacement for cow milk. This vegan milk is appetizing, nourishing as well as satisfying. The homemade almond milk recipe is a Vata as well as Pitta pacifying. Since almonds are heavy and sweet in nature, they aren’t suitable for kapha individuals. You need a faster metabolism to digest almonds. Hence, we team it up with light spices to help everyone savor this delicious drink. Here’s how to make almond milk the Ayurvedic way!
Almond Milk Recipe
What You’ll Need:
- 15-20 almonds
- 2 cups of warm water
- 1 tsp honey (optional)
- A pinch of cardamom powder (optional)
- 2 strands of saffron
- 1 tbsp rosewater
What To Do:
Here’s how to make almond milk at home –
- For your favorite and easy almond milk recipe, soak the almonds overnight in 2 cups of warm water.
- Peel off the skin next morning and blend into a smooth paste.
- Keep adding water (as per requirement) while you grind the almonds.
- Optional additions to this homemade almond milk recipe are honey, saffron as well as cardamom.
- You may also blend a tsp of vanilla extracts along with a tbsp of rosewater to make this nut milk not only healthy but also refreshing.
- Strain the mix and enjoy fresh. Upon refrigeration, it stays good for about 4-5 days.
- Use the remaining pulp as a skin clearing face mask.
Benefits Of Homemade Almond Milk
Having sattvic properties, this almond milk recipe is a total savior for those who are allergic to dairy. You may ask, is almond milk healthy? Homemade almond milk acts as a brain, blood, bone and a heart tonic. Almond milk is nutritive enough to help build stamina and better stimulate energy levels.
Cardamom and saffron are excellent bedtime spices that also keep away respiratory problems. Therefore, this spiced up nut milk is gentle on your digestion, calms the mind, induces better sleep and prevents coldness. All in all, it’s a comforting drink that one can enjoy every day and also in place of regular milk.
Note: Posts on Ayurvedum are solely for the purpose of sharing the goodness of Ayurveda and bringing awareness about natural and healthy living. Please do not substitute it for professional medical advice. Ingredients discussed can interfere with certain medications. So, before using anything to treat yourself, always consult an Ayurveda doctor or practitioner.