Almond Cardamon Milk – Live Food DIY
A delicious dairy alternative is nut milk, and I found some unusually good looking recipes for almond milk in Gabriel Cousens, M.D.’s book, Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine. While you can make almond milk without soaking it for a “live-food” version, why not? Cousens notes that soaking the seeds and nuts removes the enzyme inhibitors they contain, thereby activating a food’s full nutritional potential.
You can drink your nut milk over cereal, with dessert, as the base of a protein drink, with tea, or alone.
1 cup almonds, soaked for 12 hours
2 cups water
2 cups coconut water
1 teaspoon cardamon powder
Process all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Chill for 1-2 hours before serving.
Add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
By Annie B. Bond, the best-selling and award-winning author of five healthy/green living books, including Better Basics for the Home (Three Rivers Press, 1999), Home Enlightenment, Clean & Green (1990), and most recently True Food (National Geographic, 2010 and winner of Gourmand Awards Best Health and Nutrition Cookbook in the World). She has authored literally thousands of articles and was named “the foremost expert on green living” by Body & Soul magazine (2009).