Macadamia Nut Milk Alternative
What an awesome milk alternative if you want to mix things up from your typical dairy milk intake or if you have intolerance to cows milk. We absolutely love our macadamia milk!
Check out the useful mind facts my friends over at Australian Macadamia's shared;
Health can be defined as complete state of physical, psychological and social wellbeing. The food you eat is important for your brain function and mood, just as it is important for physical health.
Good oils for the brain
Just as the right oils in your diet help look after your heart, these same oils can help maintain a healthy brain. Macadamias contain healthy unsaturated oils, fibre and small amounts of plant sterols. These nutrients help maintain good cholesterol levels, healthy blood vessels and optimal blood supply throughout the whole body, including the brain.
Choose macadamias over other unhealthy snacks like pastries and fried fast foods because these foods often contain nasty trans-fats that have been linked to the development of depression. Macadamias are naturally free of trans-fats.
B1 for the brain
Your brain is the command centre for your entire nervous system that helps you think, remember, feel and move.
Macadamias are a good source of vitamin B1 (thiamine) and this B-group vitamin is important for getting the energy out of food but it is also essential for the proper functioning of your nervous system.
Being a whole plant food, macadamias are naturally endowed with helpful phytochemicals including antioxidants (plus the antioxidant minerals manganese, magnesium and copper). These nutrients are thought to help protect the brain from the damage that can occur from troublemaker substances called free radicals.
An antioxidant-rich diet may help prevent age-related decline in brain function. - See more at: http://www.australian-macadamias.org/consumer/en/health/for-your-mind#sthash.B4HjYhRJ.dpuf
Macadamia Nut Milk
1 cup raw Australian Macadamia nuts
2 cups of filtered water
Splash of vanilla essence
Sprinkle of cinnamon
1-2 soaked dates in warm water
In a food processor blend all ingredients together until creamy and smooth. I love the fact I don't need to strain the milk and pour it straight on my cereal or smoothie.
Which reminds me, I haven't been feeling 100% with my tummy this week or maybe it's the type of food Mum has been making lately. I've been meaning to try a Urban Remedy cleanse, so I will keep you posted when it arrives. I totally need a pre holiday cleanse with my hectic schedule!
Have you ever done a detox cleanse before?
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