Almond milk is a healthy alternative to cow milk. It has much lower calories count and it is also low in carbs which makes it very diet friendly; it has no cholesterol or saturated fats, so it is heart friendly; it contains antioxidant properties which means it is skin friendly; additionally almond milk contains a far greater level of vitamins compared to cow milk. So to sum it up – almond milk is good for you, it taste great and it doesn’t need refrigerating… and you can make it at home 🙂
To make almond milk at home you will need the following ingredients:
- A handful of almonds
First you need to finely grind the almonds and then blend with water in your blender, then when done you need to filter the pulp by using a strainer, so you can separate all of it from the liquid – easy but messy and time consuming.
So it there another way you may ask?
Oh yes, yes there is!
There is Soyabella!
Soyabella is a multifunctional milk maker. You can create some fresh and super tasty almond milk within a couple of minutes and with almost no mess. All you need is a handful of pre-soaked almonds (you can use them without pre-soaking but for best result soaking for a minimum of 4 hours is advised)… you pop them into the grinder compartment of the Soyabella, fill the carafe with water and grind… 3 – 5 10 second pulses later and you can enjoy a wonderful fresh almond milk. It is that easy!
As Soyabella is multifunctional it can also make soya milk, soups, paste, porridge plus all other types of milk from different nuts. It is very easy to clean and full proof to operate, once you have read the manual for the first time 😉
I am still going to try it for soya milk. I’ve ordered myself some nice organic soya beans but there seems to be some sort of delay with my order (the joy of long distance shopping, hey).
I use my home made almond milk as a base for my morning protein diet shake. Almond milk doesn’t provide much proteins so it is the perfect substitution for water; paired with its low carb properties, low calories and low GI index is makes an ideal protein shake companion and believe me it taste 100 times better than with water 🙂
What do you think about Soyabella?
*Soyabella featured in this post was provided for free for review purpose.