Those Amazing Almonds
Make Your Own Milk
Almonds are not only loaded with nutrients, antioxidants, and important phyto-chemicals, they actually enact incredible changes in the body's chemistry. For example, eating a handful of almonds helps lower cholesterol by reducing homeocystein, the amino acid that leads to plaque build up in the arteries.
Here's a fantastic recipe for home-made almond milk, so nutritious it is often used to replace mother's milk. It's perfect whenever, but especially for children with upper respiratory problems or ear infections. To make approximately 1/2 gallon, simply soak 4 cups of almonds overnight. In the morning, blend the almonds, the water they were soaked in, and four more cups of water. Strain the mixture through a cheesecloth and refrigerate. Warm it up before a meal or add a touch of agave nectar and pure vanilla for a little more flavor. Use it in smoothies, in baking, or as a refreshing pick-me-up in the middle of the day. Try it for yourself!
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