The easiest vegetable milk to prepare at home It does not require soaking the macadamia nuts in hot water.
Author: Fernanda Berganza
The easiest vegetable milk to prepare at home It does not require soaking the macadamia nuts in hot water. This homemade milk is a much better option than the processed ones you buy in the supermarket because it is chemical-free.
For a liter (1 L) of macadamia nut vegetable drink:
- 1 liter of hot water
- 4 tablespoons of macadamia nuts
- Blend the ingredients.
- You may add cinnamon, vanilla extract, some agave syrup, or other flavorful ingredients.
- Strain the milk to remove residue, and enjoy.
Macadamia nuts mainly contain monounsaturated fatty acids, followed by polyunsaturated fatty acids, and are cholesterol-free. They also improve the balance of omega 3 and omega 6, facilitating blood circulation. In addition, they have antioxidant activity due to the phytochemicals present. Finally, they are micronutrient rich; they contain calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, and potassium, as well as vitamins such as thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), retinol (A1), and niacin (B3).
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