Healthy Desserts with Almond Milk

Healthy Desserts with Almond Milk

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Almond milk is a plant milk manufactured from almonds with a creamy texture and nutty taste. It contains neither cholesterol nor lactose and is often consumed by those who are lactose-intolerant and others who wish to avoid dairy products, including vegans. Almond milk helps to eliminate anxiety. So does our favorite desserts. A perfect combination. Let’s check some healthy desserts with almond milk.

Home Made Almond Milk

After so many controversies about store bought almond milk, I suggest you make it your own. It’s easy, and you can experiment with the texture and taste.

Soak about ten raw almonds overnight in water. You can also leave them for a day – the longer you soak the almonds, the creamier the milk will be. Peel off the skins, and put the almonds in the blender. Add 1 cup warm milk (or water if you are vegan). While blending, add a pinch of ginger and a small pinch of nutmeg and saffron. And that’s all. You have homemade almond milk.

Let’s start easy: Banana “Ice Cream” With Almonds

Try this faux ice cream when you want to feel like you’re indulgent, but your waistline can’t afford to. Top with cacao nibs or cacao powder to tame the summer sweet tooth.

Ingredients:

  • 6 frozen bananas
  • 1 tablespoon of almond milk
  • 1 cup chopped almonds

Preparation:

  • In a food processor or blender, add the frozen bananas with one tablespoon of almond milk and whip until smooth.
  • Top with the almonds, cacao nibs or cacao powder and serve

Tip: You can easily replace bananas with frozen mangoes, peaches or red fruits.

Blueberries

Blueberry Fig “Ice Cream” With Nutty Twist

Same as above but slightly different. Adding almond butter make it more like real ice cream.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 2 cups figs (fresh or frozen)
  • ½ cup almond butter (or 1 cup almonds)
  • ½ cup chopped almonds (or 2 tablespoons of almond milk)

Preparation:

  • In a food processor or blender, whip the blueberries until smooth.
  • Add the figs and almond butter and blend until smooth. If the mixture is too chunky, add a tablespoon of water or replace this with 2-3 tablespoons of almond milk.
  • Top with the almonds and serve

Saffron

Saffron Vanilla Chia Pudding

Back in the past, people were eating chia seeds to boost energy. It is rich in carbs, calcium, and antioxidants. Latest news says that chia seeds can help in weight loss. Desert that makes you lose weight! It sounds fantastic.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup chia seeds
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 2 mashed bananas
  • 3 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon saffron
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preparation:

  • In a medium bowl, stir together the chia seeds and almond milk.
  • Set aside for 20 minutes.
  • Add the bananas, vanilla, saffron, and cinnamon.
  • Mix well and serve.

 

Chocolate Chia Pudding

This dessert is a good choice to serve no matter who’s around, as chia seeds and chocolate are great for everybody!

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup chia seeds
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1 to 2 cups berries of choice (strawberries, cherries, blueberries)
  • ¼ cup cacao powder or nibs
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • ½ cup slivered toasted almonds

Preparation:

  • In a medium bowl, stir together the chia seeds and almond milk.
  • Set aside for 20 minutes.
  • Add the berries, cacao powder, honey, and almonds.
  • Mix well and serve.

Frozen berries

Avocado Pudding

The only thing that can make this soothing, creamy pudding better is to put it in the fridge for 20 minutes before serving.

Ingredients:

  • 2 avocados, peeled and pitted
  • ¼ cup raw honey or molasses
  • ¼ cup cacao nibs or powder
  • ⅓ to ½ cup almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup shredded toasted coconut

Preparation:

  • In a blender, blend the avocados, honey, cacao nibs, almond milk, vanilla, cardamom, and cinnamon until smooth
  • In a small skillet over medium heat, dry toast the coconut flakes until they brown, about 1 to 2 minutes
  • Top the pudding with the coconut and serve
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