These breakfast recipes make you slim...
They're a little powerhouse of beneficial nutrients: with a higher protein content than an egg and twice as much fiber as a banana, almonds hold a fairly high standard of healthy properties. Even a small amount per day can help you lose weight. The fact that you can drink it as almond milk and at the same time integrate it into various meals such as a delicious breakfast is more than practical. In the following, we will get to the bottom of the suspicious superfood properties of almond milk and explain why the alternative to cow's milk is important both for your own health and for the environment.
Have you already dared to order your coffee with almond milk instead of normal milk? Because the risk that the really important morning cappuccino does not taste good can be a small risk for the inexperienced plant milk drinker. Spoiler: it's worth it. Because the slightly sweet yet nutty taste of almond milk goes perfectly with coffee. It is also worth a try from a health point of view. With half as many calories and a far lower percentage of fat than cow's milk, almond milk is a healthy substitute. It does the diet goals just as good as a balanced diet.
Anyone who is just as convinced of the vital properties as of the taste will definitely appreciate the simple composition of vegan and lactose-free almond milk. It only consists of pickled almonds, which are processed into milk with water and salt in a high-performance mixer. So you can easily make almond milk yourself: To do this, soak the almonds in water overnight and take five minutes to spend the rest of the morning. Depending on your taste, the milk can be supplemented with a little vanilla flavor or agave syrup.
However, the plant-based milk drink not only has a positive influence on your own health. Because depending on which milk you have in your fridge, you also influence your personal ecological balance. The CO2 emissions from cow's milk are a lot higher than the alternative made from almonds. Comparable to burning one liter of gasoline, around 2.4 kilograms of carbon dioxide are emitted to produce one liter of cow's milk. This was the result of a calculation by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN. In addition, a study by the University of California showed that the production of cow's milk emits ten times more greenhouse gases than almond milk.
Even so, the disadvantages of almond milk shouldn't go unnoticed. A critical aspect is the pollination of almond trees, for which billions of bees are bred. The overpopulation and transport routes can make bees vulnerable to viruses and disease. However, this ethical idea is just as relevant with cow's milk. Because although there are now more and more organic farms and new guidelines are being issued, an international standard for the appropriate keeping of cows is still out of sight. The organic aspect is often of secondary importance, especially for industrial purposes or for the production of dairy products.
So you are doing yourself and the environment a double favor by relying on plant-based milk alternatives every now and then, or even better, permanently. The following recipes show how the slightly sweet, nutty taste of almond milk can be used for a healthy breakfast.
Bring the almond milk and oatmeal to the boil, add the remaining ingredients and simmer on low for five to eight minutes. Then cover with the desired toppings and the power breakfast is ready.
Put all the ingredients in a blender and mix until you have the desired consistency. Depending on your preference, you can add a little more water or more almond milk. Breakfast tip: The recipe is also great for a healthy smoothie bowl. To do this, empty the smoothie into a bowl and cover it with granola and the desired toppings.
Mix all ingredients together except for the toppings in a mason jar. Mix with a fork for at least five minutes to prevent lumps from forming. Then place in the refrigerator for at least four hours or overnight and top with toppings the next morning and enjoy. Meal prep tip: The overnight oats are just as delicious the next day. Preparing twice as much is therefore guaranteed to be worthwhile.