Almond trees are known for the delicious nuts they produce. Each nut grows in a thin, smooth shell that looks somewhat like a peach stone. The usually bloom early in the spring with a beautiful pink blossom and thus are called the “hasten” tree.
Almonds are one of the complete sources of energy as well as nutrients. The nuts, especially, are rich in mono-unsaturated fatty acids like oleic, and palmitoleic acids that help in lowering LDL or “bad cholesterol” and increasing HDL or “good cholesterol” in the human body. (1)
Almonds and other nuts furnish as an excellent substitute for milk and this article of food can be dispensed without the loss of any essential food substance. It has a nice nutty flavor without being overpowering.
Almonds are considered rich in food lime/calcium and also has a great source of vitamin E as well as other antioxidants that nourish the skin. Based on studies it is considered to help with weight loss and prevent overeating. (2) A 1/4 cup of almond is about:
- 61% VITAMIN E
- 44% MANGANESE
- 36% MAGNESIUM
- 29% PHOSPHORUS
- 9.5% CALCIUM
- 4% IRON
''And it came to pass, that on the morrow Moses went into the tabernacle of witness; and, behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi was budded, and brought forth buds, and bloomed blossoms, and yielded almonds.''
Numbers 17:8 (KJV)
''Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Jeremiah, what seest thou? And I said, I see a rod of an almond tree.''
Jeremiah 1:11 (KJV)
''And in the candlestick shall be four bowls made like unto almonds, with their knops and their flowers.''
HOW TO MAKE
Rinse nuts, then blanch them. After this, remove the skins from the nuts.
Reduce the blanched nuts to a paste or nut butter using either a food processor, a champion juicer using the blank slate or a high powered blender.
After reduction of the nuts to a paste or nut butter, then dilute them with water to the proper consistency. Water should be added gradually, so that the mixture may be smooth. Then strain using a nut milk bag or cheese cloth to remove any lumps.
It is optional to add salt or sweetener of choice at this time. However, you can simply enjoy your new homemade almond milk as is. God bless.