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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Drink To Your Health

I was sitting on a plane from Tampa to LA the other day next to a mom who was really trying to get family to eat healthy and then subject of milk came up -- afterall, how bad could it be, we were all raised drinking it and what ELSE do you put on cereal or in your coffee.  

Cow's milk is an unhealthy fluid from diseased animals that contains a wide range of dangerous and disease-causing substances that have a cumulative negative effect on all who consume it and is basically there to help a baby calf grow into a 2000 pound cow!



 



Also cow's milk (regular and 'organic') has 59 active hormones, scores of allergens, fat and cholesterol.



 



Most cow's milk has measurable quantities of herbicides, pesticides, dioxins (up to 200 times the safe levels), up to 52 powerful antibiotics , blood, pus, feces, bacteria and viruses. (Cow's milk can have traces of anything the cow ate... including such things as radioactive fallout from nuke testing)







WHAT TO DO??  Make you own milk -- and make it from organic raw nuts --



nowadays you can buy Almond Milk in the store (yeah!!) but its more fun to make your own. There is nothing quite as delicious as freshly made, completely raw and live, and preservative-free nut milk made in your own blender. Also my blender of choice is the HealthMaster for its power 



http://www.myhealthmaster.com/?gclid=COuezLCLxq0CFRRZhwodUB5NAw



It’s magical the first time you see the process of milk being made from nuts.  You may not have time to make your own almond milk every week, once you get into the habit of remembering to throw almonds into a bowl of  water overnight, you might just end up making it more often then you think.
You will need a nut bag or cheese cloth, easily available in a health food store.

Fresh Almond Milk Recipe     

Keeps up to 3 days in the refrigerator.

  • 4 cups raw almonds (soaked overnight)
  • 5-8  cups of filtered water (feel free to use more or less, depending on how thick you like your milk)
  • Stevia (optional, to sweeten to your taste)
  1. Rinse the soaked almonds very well in a strainer. This helps remove the inhibitor enzymes on the outside of the nuts, and helps make them more easily digestible and less acidic.
  2. Place the soaked almonds and the filtered water in a blender and blend on high until smooth.
  3. Taking a nut milk bag or cheese cloth, pour the mixture through the cloth into a separate container.
  4. Squeeze all the liquid out of the cloth with your hands, so you get all the milk out and discard all the nut pulp and nut fiber (or save for another recipe). If you are in a rush, pour the liquid through a fine strainer (though you won’t get every drop of milk out, the way you would with the cheese cloth.
  5. Do a quick-rinse of the blender. To make a smoothie right away pour some of the strained almond milk back in the blender with some stevia to sweeten it, along with some vanilla extract and any other smoothie ingredients you are using. Store the rest in a container with a lid in the fridge.
Yields: About 6-8 cups (depending on how much water you use)

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