Almond Milk: In Uncompromisingly Healthy Quality

Almonds are far more than just a side snack. In reality, almonds are an ideal and extraordinarily healthy staple food – but no one knows how easy and varied the preparation of the small kernels is. Our readers know the recipes for almond-vanilla milk, almond coffee, almond-chocolate spread, and almond pudding. Today, among other unusual almond recipes, we’ll tell you the irresistible secret called almond liqueur.

Almonds – Incomparably healthy

According to a study, 60 grams of almonds per day have an extremely positive effect on our health. They are said to protect against diabetes, lower cholesterol levels, strengthen bones, make you slim and improve the intestinal flora. At the same time, they provide valuable fatty acids, minerals, trace elements, and fiber.

In addition, almonds are an alkaline food, so the kernels fit wonderfully into any healthy and alkaline-excessive nutritional concept.

Almonds – culinary miracle kernels

Although you can just nibble almonds out of your hand, they also have the potential to be a culinary miracle. Innovative raw food chefs have meanwhile created an almost unmanageable abundance of the most delicious and at the same time healthy creations from almonds.

Almond milk, almond butter, almond cream, almond flour, and almond butter form the basic ingredients for simple to highly complex dishes, drinks, and sweet delicacies.

A particularly fine creation is the so-called almond liqueur. Almond cuisine not only offers health but also top-class enjoyment for real gourmets who love something special.

Unusual almond recipes for gourmets

Let’s start with almond milk, which can be enjoyed on its own, but can also serve as a basis for sweet drinks, muesli, desserts, sweet sauces, cake creams, fruit shakes, and much more.

Make your own almond milk

Should the almond milk be the basis for hearty dishes such as B. salad dressings or spicy cream sauces, it is of course prepared without dates or without stevia, instead with some crystal salt and a little lemon juice.

There are (at least) two ways to make sweet almond milk:

Almond milk basic recipe no. 1

  • 1 handful of almonds
  • 0.5 liters of water
  • 5 – 12 pitted dates

Grind the almonds in a powerful blender. Then add the water and puree the mixture until milky liquid forms.

Depending on the degree of sweetness you want, add 5 to 12 pitted dates and mix for a few minutes until you get homogeneous, frothy milk.

If you have a sensitive digestive system or want to make the almonds easier to digest, soak them in filtered or spring water overnight or for up to 48 hours. Change the water every 12 hours and rinse the almonds well before use.

Please note, however, that soaked almonds have a much milder taste and therefore the almond milk from soaked almonds tastes different than from non-soaked almonds.

Almond milk basic recipe no. 2 (finer consistency)

  • 2 tablespoons white almond butter (also available as organic almond puree)
  • 0.5 liters of water
  • 5 – 12 pitted dates or – to taste – yacon syrup or coconut blossom sugar

Blend all the ingredients in a blender until the dates have dissolved.

Make your own almond butter

  • 3 tablespoons white almond butter
  • 1 tsp lemon juice or organic apple cider vinegar
  • 1 pinch of crystal salt

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl until you get a firm mass.

Almond liqueur

  • 0.5 liters of almond milk from basic recipe 1 or 2
  • 2 frozen ripe bananas
  • 1/2 teaspoon organic vanilla powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 pinch of crystal salt

Mix all the ingredients in the blender until a fine, creamy consistency is achieved.

How to make frozen bananas: Choose ripe bananas that are already beginning to show brown spots on the yellow peel. However, do not use overripe bananas. Peel the bananas cut each banana crosswise into 3 to 4 pieces, and place in a freezer-safe container in the freezer for 48 hours.

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Written by Bella Adams

I'm a professionally-trained, executive chef with over ten years in Restaurant Culinary and hospitality management. Experienced in specialized diets, including Vegetarian, Vegan, Raw foods, whole food, plant-based, allergy-friendly, farm-to-table, and more. Outside of the kitchen, I write about lifestyle factors that impact well-being.

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