Monday, July 8, 2013

Almond Milk - 75¢ per Gallon!

We love drinking almond milk! Aside from it's deliciously mild nutty taste and affordability (0.75¢ per gallon), I love that it contains some great nutrients. In fact, almonds are known to be one of the most nutritious nuts out there!

Some of the nutrients almonds contain are:

manganese and copper - which help to disarm free radicals produced in the mitochondria

riboflavin (aka vitamin B2) - which plays a role in energy production

vitamin E - an antioxidant that is also known to lower cholesterol levels

magnesium - improves blood flow, oxygen and nutrients throughout the body

potassium - important electrolyte for nerve and heart health

protein - almonds contain more protein than an egg!

calcium - (1 oz. of almonds contains as much calcium as 1/4 cup of milk!)

zinc - boosts immune function, helps with wound healing, blood clotting, thryoid function, & more.

Almonds have been proven to help with energy production, prevention of diabetes and heart disease, weight loss.

And it's now believed that almonds have a prebiotic effect, helping the good bacteria in our gut to flourish therefore helping to keep our digestive systems strong and healthy. Which is super important seeing as how our digestive system makes up 70 - 80% of our immune system.

Sources: WhFoodsAlmond Board, WebMD

Here's my video showing you how easy it is to create almond milk:

(written recipe can be found below)

Almond Milk Recipe:
                                                                                                                      copy, paste & print recipe:

Enjoy! :)

Claudia is a wife, mother, survivor of a chronic illness and follower of Jesus Christ. She has learned about many "treasures" that she is excited to share with you. You can follow Claudia on Facebook and her YouTube channel.

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