May 29, 2020

The slimming minute of Valérie Orsoni: plant milks

You know, I'm not a fan of dairy products that contain a lot of saturated fats, bad for our cardiovascular system. Of course the skimmed milk may be suitable but it tastes rather tasteless ... so I propose to replace the plant milks :)

Soy milk, almonds, rice, oats, hazelnuts or coconut, a vegetable milk is a drink made from vegetable ingredients.
Vegetable milk is an alternative way to put a good liquid in your cereals or recipes without using cow's milk.
It also allows people intolerant to lactose or cow's milk protein to have fun :).

These milks are rich in vegetable proteins and provide good fats (with the exception of coconut milk, full of saturated fats), which are essential to our body.
And good news, you can do all those milks yourself! Homemade is even better ...
Here is the recipe for fresh almond milk, it's my favorite, you'll see it's DE-LI-CI-EUX !!

Note that "fresh almonds" is the legal name of dry almonds (not roasted or salted, these are the ones that can be put in cakes).
Ingredients per person:

  • A handful of fresh almonds soaked the night before at bedtime in 2 times their volume of water
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract (or less if you prefer a less pronounced vanilla flavor)
? 2 tablespoons of agave nectar or organic honey
Path to follow :
  • Rinse the almonds with clear water. Put them in the blender with 2/3 times (according to your tastes) their volume of water.

? Mix until a milky liquid is obtained.

  • Filter this liquid in a very fine bag (there is also a kind of socks used by pastry chefs) to eliminate the pulp. Throw the pulp (I keep it for raw bars, but that's another story :)
  • Taste right away to enjoy all the vitamins!

? You can also add fruit, strawberries go great with almond milk :)

Almond Milk (May 2020)