Almond milk energy drink

I made this for breakfast yesterday and have been dreaming of it ever since. The almond makes it thick and the date sweet and the cardamom warming.

Almond milk contains more nutrients than other dairy milk alternatives like rice milk. The health benefits provided by this option even match dairy choices. Almond milk works as a great alternative for those with soy and lactose allergies. It is high in protein, Vitamin E, magnesium, potassium, selenium, manganese, and iron. While many dairy farmers have made strides to ensure that their cows are rBGH-free, the practice of injecting dairy cows with growth hormones and antibiotics has not been completely eradicated. If you make your own almond milk from organic almonds you are sure to be avoiding this!

Fresh dates, despite being very sweet, are actually healthy. Everything in measure, I say! Dates contain B-complex vitamins and vitamin C. Dates also contain a good amount of minerals, including potassium, copper, sulfur, iron and magnesium. Dates are a particularly good source of calcium, which helps promote strong teeth and bones. Another health benefit of dates is that they are low fat. In 100 g of dates, only a fraction of a gram is saturated fats. Saturated fats can raise serum cholesterol and lead to blood vessel and heart disease, so eating foods low in these types of fats is part of a healthy diet.

Fennel, known as jeera in India, is recommended to be used in cooking daily. Its actions are: carminative, antispasmodic, stomachic, stimulant, and diuretic. It has proven useful in conditions of: indigestion, abdominal pain, including cramps and gas, diminished ama (which refers to the build-up of toxins in Ayurveda).

You can click here to read about the benefits of cardamom.

Basically, this almond drink is one big vitamin burst and you’ll love it in the morning. Be sure to have a glass of warm water half enough before to get your digestion going.

Here is how you do it:

Soak 12 almonds overnight and peel them in the morning.
In a separate bowl, soak 2 fresh dates, a teaspoon of fennel seeds and around 6 cardamom pods. Pit the dates and get the seeds out of the cardamom pods and discard the pods and blend it all up until everything is completely smooth and even the cardamom seeds have been blended. If you like vanilla you can add some vanilla too.

This is so delicious you won’t look back!

Enjoy xoxoxox

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23 responses to “Almond milk energy drink

  1. Oh my goodness how divine! I NEED to go to that Indian store with you…. Please send me the address!!! xoxo

  2. sounds great………..the cardamom addition a very nice touch, I will try that next time….xxxx

  3. Yum! I love almond milk, especially warm with turmeric and honey. This recipe looks delicious, hello breakfast!

  4. This sounds so good. Since I suffer from fibromyalgia I’m always looking for different foods to perhaps aid in how I’m feeling and to bring energy levels up ! This sounds nice !

    • It’s so good in the morning and is a real mood and energy booster :) You should try Ayurvedic medicine if your energy levels are low it’s a very lovely way to feel better. xo

  5. PS this is such a cute blog !
    So fun to navigate !;)

  6. I made it for breakfast this morning and oh my goodness! It was so delicious! I’ve been dreaming about it ever since too. Now that it’s getting colder here in Sydney it would be perfect to have warm:)

  7. Yum! And so timely for us as my babies have just been diagnosed with milk allergies. However I need to get a better blender, I’m not sure the Babycook is going to cut it for nuts!

    • When I don’t have time I use organic almond meal which is just as delicious and you don’t need a super blender ;) let me know how it goes xo

  8. Trying this tomorrow morning. So I discard the water that I’ve soaked the almonds in or do I use it to blend everything ?thank u!;) so inspired !

  9. sounds so amazing, on my list to make asap!

    Zoe @GypsieSister

  10. Miam!! Ça a l’air trés bon!!
    Noriette

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