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Almond Or Cashew Milk

Almond Or Cashew Milk

Unlike animal milk, almonds or cashew milk contains no cholesterol or lactose which gives a tasty option to the lactose intolerant.

Ingredients

1/2 cup raw almonds, (blanched) or raw cashews
2 cups water
1/8 teaspoon sweetener
1 tablespoon oil
1 pinch salt

Directions

To blanch almonds, drop them into a pan of boiling water. Let set until water cools. Slip off skins with thumb and index finger.

Place either blanched almonds or cashews in a blender with part of the water. Pulse on grind. Add the rest of the water, Stevia, oil, and salt. Blend until smooth.

Strain using a fine-mesh strainer. If cheesecloth is available, line strainer with it. Press out liquid. Pick up cloth and squeeze. If you do not have cheesecloth, strain twice.

Nutrition Information (entire recipe)

Recipe makes 4 servings.
Calories: 539; Total Fat: 51g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Carbohydrates: 14g Protein: 14g; Fiber: 8g; Sodium: 155mg
Exchanges: 1 Grain (Starch), 1-1/2 Lean Meat, 9 Fat

Extra: Basic Chia Pudding Recipe

Bowl of chia puddingMake this healthy and delicious pudding with your fresh batch of almond or cashew milk! Serve this pudding as is or with nuts, sugar, fruit, shaved chocolate, or anything else that strikes your fancy.

2 cups almond or cashew milk
3/4 cup chia seeds
2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
Dash salt
Optional: Vanilla or almond extract, to taste

In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients together, stirring well to combine. Allow pudding to sit for five minutes, and then stir again.

Give the pudding a stir every five minutes over a 30-minute period, until the pudding is thickened.

Pudding will be ready when the chia seeds have plumped up. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Makes 3 to 4 servings.

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