The vegetable drinks (also known popularly with the name of vegetable milks , although in reality it is not such a correct denomination), they are an excellent option for vegans, vegetarians and those who are lactose intolerant, and can not or do not want to continue consuming milk of animal origin. In fact, although today we can find a wide variety in our usual supermarket, its preparation is often so simple that it is possible to prepare it at home, always choosing among our favorite. An example is the pecan nuts milk (whose correct name would be pecan nut drink ).
The steps to elaborate it are quite similar to those we follow for the preparation of our nut milk , with the difference that instead of using common nuts we chose to replace them and use pecan nuts , wonderful and really characteristic, although lesser known nuts, with a smooth shell, an ovoid shape and a shiny and smooth surface.
Recipe for pecan nuts milk
Before proceeding to make our pecan nuts milk, it is necessary to activate them, a simple and easy process useful to start up their different natural processes, inactivating antinutrients such as phytic acid, increasing their nutritive contribution and pre-targeting nutrients.
It is as simple as putting the pecans in soak for 8 to 12 hours in a clean glass jar or glass. Then remove the water, rinse and reserve.
- 1 cup of pecan nuts
- 1 liter of water
How to make pecan nuts milk
- Once we have activated our pecan nuts is the process of making the pecan nut drink. To do this, put the nuts in the blender jar with half a liter of water. Turn on the blender, and beat well between 1 to 2 minutes. Now add the rest of the water, and beat well for another 60 seconds.
- With the help of a cloth bag filter the drink, keeping it in a clean container (for example, in a glass bottle).
- List! It is ready to consume.
When it comes to preserving it, you only have to cover it well and keep it in the refrigerator, keeping it in perfect condition between 2 to 3 days approximately. Of course, every time you are going to consume it, it is advisable to shake it well.
What benefits does pecan nut milk offer?
Pecan nut milk is a light and nutritious drink , ideal for breakfast or snack, which can be eaten alone or accompanied with a spoonful of soluble cereals, cocoa powder, coffee or decaffeinated coffee, and sweeten, if you prefer, with some more natural option such as honey, panela or the whole cane sugar.
It is a drink rich in vitamins (among which the vitamins of the B complex, especially B9 or folic acid, B6 and B1) and minerals (such as calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc). In addition, it provides healthy fats such as polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids, which provide energy and help protect organs such as the kidneys or the heart.