I have just discovered a new love, macadamia nut milk. It’s giving my all time favorite almond milk some competition. According to Sarma Melngailis, macadamia nuts are very high in selenium and zinc, both important minerals. Macadamias are the richest source of the monounsaturated fat oleic acid, otherwise known as omega 9, beneficial for lowering cholesterol and protecting against heart disease. These fats help the body metabolize fats more efficiently and are thought to promote weight loss. I made macadamia milk last night and enjoyed it straight up, it can also be mixed with strawberries for summer treat.
1 cup macadamia nuts, soaked 1 hour or more
3 cups filtered water
3 tablespoons agave nectar ( I used 2 packets of stevia)
2 tablespoons coconut butter (optional)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
pinch of sea salt
1 cup frozen strawberries (optional)
In a vita-mix or high speed blender, blend the nuts and water on high speed for about 2 minutes. Strain through a nut milk bag, this is optional but I feel the milk is much creamier this way. Add the remaining ingredients and blend to combine. Enjoy!
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