Macadamia Nut Milk

macadamia milk by dani stevens

macadamia milk by dani stevens

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.

Phytochemical protection

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 Australian Macadamias.

Macadamia Nut Milk

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Ingredients

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

Method

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 we pour it straight onto our cereal or smoothies.

Are you a fan of "non dairy milk" versions? What's your favourite?

XxDani

365 Lifestyle Motivator