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The Beverage of the Goddess

Almond milk is a plant milk with a creamy texture and nutty taste. It contains neither cholesterol nor lactose and is often consumed by the lactose-intolerant and others who wish to avoid dairy products, including vegans. Commercial almond milk comes in sweetened, unsweetened, plain, vanilla and chocolate flavors, and is usually enriched with vitamins. Recipe and photo from Lasofra. The good thing is that you can make your own almond milk at home, and here is how.

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What you need

∴ 4+ 1 Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw almonds, preferably organic
  • 2 cups water + more for soaking
  • 1 cup raw almonds, preferably organic
  • 2 cups water + more for soaking
  • Sweeteners like honey, maple syrup, to taste, optional
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∴ Instructions

1 – Place the almonds in a bowl and cover with about an inch of water. They will plump as they absorb water. Let stand on the counter, covered with a cloth, overnight. You can also refrigerate for up to 2 days.  It will do the job  😉  ❤ Simple.

2- Drain the almonds from their soaking water and rinse them thoroughly under cool running water. You will notice at this point the almonds feel a little squishy if you pinch them.

TIPS : It’s best to discard the soaking water because it contains phytic acid, which inhibits the body’s ability to absorb nutrients.

3- Place the almonds in the blender and cover with 2 cups of water. Pulse the blender a few times to break up the almonds, then blend continuously for two minutes. The almonds should be broken down into a very fine meal and the water should be white and opaque.

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Raw Almond | OrganicIsBeautiful

4- Pour the almond mixture into the strainer. You can then squeeze & press (with clean hands) to extract as much almond milk as possible. You should get about 2 cups.

Done! Taste the almond milk, and if a sweeter drink is desired, add sweetener to taste.

Benefits of Almond Milk:

While almond milk is becoming more and more popular, it is important to note that it does not provide as much protein or calcium to be a complete substitute, so make sure you receive adequate amounts from other sources. However, almond milk has a lot of benefits. It help with weight management and the following 😉

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Raw Almond | OrganicIsBeautiful
  • It keeps your heart healthy and do not impact your blood sugar. Keeping your cholesterol under closed watch. What about your digestion? No worries here. Almond milk is also spot on! It will keep your digestion in check.
  • It keeps your bones strong since it also contributes to muscle strength and has natural healing properties.
  • It keeps your skin glowing. Almond milk is an excellent source of vitamin E, a known antioxidant. Antioxidants protect cells from damage caused by free radicals. It contributes to collagen and elastin depletion.

Vitamin E, present in almond milk, protects the skin from the harmful effects of free radicals; this makes the skin healthy and younger-looking.

  • And the big plus. You will love the taste and how easy it is for storage and conservation made easier. It does not require refrigeration! Yep 

Hope you enjoy the recipe. Always remember what you eat reflect on your skin!

Happy week end to all of you, I am off to the beach now ❤❤❤

Amanda 😉  

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7 Benefits of Quinoa, The World Healthiest Food.

Quinoa dates back three to four thousand years ago when the Incas first realized that the quinoa seed was fit for human consumption. According to WHFoods quinoa “was the gold of the Incas” because the Incas believed it increased the stamina of their warriors. The Quinoa Corporation calls quinoa the “Supergrain of the Future. ”

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Who would not want to reap the benefits of this amazing superfood? Information sourced from MBG

Here are seven health benefits of quinoa:

1. Quinoa is one of the most protein-rich foods we can eat. It is a complete protein containing all nine essential amino acids.

2. Quinoa contains almost twice as much fiber as most other grains. Fiber is most widely known to relieve constipation. It also helps to prevent heart disease by reducing high blood pressure and diabetes. Fiber lowers cholesterol and glucose levels, may lower your risk of developing hemorrhoids and may help you to lose weight as it takes a longer time to chew than does other foods because it makes you feel fuller for longer and is less “energy dense” which means it has fewer calories for the same volume of food.

3. Quinoa contains Iron. Iron helps keep our red blood cells healthy and is the basis of hemoglobin formation. Iron carries oxygen from one cell to another and supplies oxygen to our muscles to aid in their contraction. Iron also increases brain function because the brain takes in about 20% of our blood oxygen. There are many benefits of iron some more of which include neurotransmitter synthesis, regulation of body temperature, aids enzyme activity and energy metabolism.

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Cooked Quinoa with Avocado | OrganicIsBeautiful

4. Quinoa contains lysine. Lysine is mainly essential for tissue growth and repair.

5. Quinoa is rich in magnesium. Magnesium helps to relax blood vessels and thereby to alleviate migraines. Magnesium also may reduce Type 2 diabetes by promoting healthy blood sugar control. Other health benefits of magnesium include transmission of nerve impulses, body temperature regulation, detoxification, energy production, and the formation of healthy bones and teeth.

6. Quinoa is high in Riboflavin (B2). B2 improves energy metabolism within brain and muscle cells and is known to help create proper energy production in cells.

7. Quinoa has a high content of manganese. Manganese is an antioxidant, which helps to prevent damage of mitochondria during energy production as well as to protect red blood cells and other cells from injury by free radicals.

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Vegetarian Lunch: Black Rice Salad with Avocado and Grapefruit

When I’m working from home, hearty salads are a lunch staple. I don’t often allow myself enough time to make a full meal with meat or fish, but I also find cold sandwiches to get old and repetitive. What solves that old and repetitive problem? A colorful, fragrant, seasonal grain salad.

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If you’ve never tried black rice (often referred to as forbidden rice or Japonica black rice), it has a pleasant chewiness that makes for a most satisfying salad. It also has a subtle sweetness, so pairing it with a more bitter citrus like grapefruit and a creamy avocado results in the perfect flavor combination.

A few steps

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1 cup black rice
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1 grapefruit, peeled and quartered and chopped into 1/2-inch pieces
1 avocado, peeled and diced into 1/2-inch pieces
And… 2 green onions, chopped
Salt and pepper, to taste

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∴ A few steps

1- Prepare the rice: Rinse the rice and drain in a fine-mesh strainer. In a small saucepan with a lid, add 1/4 teaspoon salt to the 1 3/4 cups water and bring to a boil. Add the drained rice to the boiling water and bring back to a full boil. Cover, reduce the heat to low and cook for 40 minutes, or until the water is absorbed. Let the rice sit, covered, for 10 minutes, and then uncover and allow it to come to room temperature (as this is a cold salad).

2- Make the dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together the garlic, orange juice, olive oil, red pepper flakes, and rice wine vinegar until fully combined.

3- Put together the salad: Once the rice is cooled, transfer it to a medium-size bowl and toss with the dressing. Add the grapefruit, avocado and green onion and toss a few times to combine. Season with salt and pepper.

Cover and refrigerate leftovers for up to two days.

Recipe from TheKitchn

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