Healthy Recipes with almond milk
Badam milk recipe – Learn how to make badam milk or almond milk, suitable for all including babies, kids and pregnant women.
almond milk is one of the most nutritious drinks for all age groups. Almonds are called as badam in Indian language, they are energizing and balancing for the mind. I have also shared a recipe on making badam milk powder for making instant badam milk.
This traditional and ancient badam milk recipe is made after soaking them and boiling the milk. The healthiest way of making almond milk for babies and kids (infact for all of us) is to soak them for 6 to 8 hours and then prepare it and it has numerous health benefits.
Soaked almonds are easily digestible and nutrients are better absorbed by the body. Almond skin is said to aggravate pitta in the body and can lead to indigestion, so discarding the skin would be better. This Indian badam milk recipe is an age old traditional ayurvedic secret to build up immunity in kids, improve eye sight, build stronger bones, remove constipation, and provide adequate nutrition for picky/fussy eaters.
Disclaimer:This badam milk recipe is suitable for babies older than 10 to 12 months. It is a generalized recipe for babies, toddlers, kids and for adults too. The author suggests avoiding saffron cow’s milk unless the baby is a year old. Please consult your pediatrician before you begin to serve this milk to your baby specially if your baby is allergic to certain foods. The garnishing that you see is a dash of pepper powder which is not suitable for babies and can be used after 18 months and above during winters to prevent accumulation of phlegm.
Folks with mucus/phlegm problems and those who want to stay away from dairy may eliminate milk from the recipe and just use water and add 1/2 to 1 tsp. of oats powder to make the milk thicker. Since milk contributes to mucus production, those with phlegm problems can add a pinch of pepper powder or dry ginger powder to the above recipe. Saffron is heating to the body and is used to treat colds and coughs. It expels mucus from the body. Must be cautious while using saffron, too much saffron can be poisonous.
badam milk or almond milk makes a very good milk substitute for lactose intolerant kids. I started giving this milk to my younger son when he was 10 months old. He was doing well… No colic…..No constipation…..No loose stools. I had tried several formulas for him like NAN, Similac, Mamex gold, Friso etc., but ended up with lot of colic or loose stools. Though he is not lactose intolerant, he could not digest the formula milk beco’z of excess synthetic nutrients in them. Almond milk (boiled only in water) was the best solution for all these problems.
badam milk recipe or almond milk recipe below
badam milk recipe, how to make badam milk
An ayurvedic way to pamper ourselves with an healthy and nutritious drink
Recipe type: Drinks
Yield / Serves: 2
Ingredients (240 ml cup used)
- badam or almonds 20 to 24
- Milk 500 ml (optional- can add water to fresh milk to make 500 ml)
- Sugar 2 tsp. (optional- babies need no sugar)
- Saffron few strands (optional) (The picture you see above is with very little saffron, you can even skip it)
- Green cardamom powder ⅛ th tsp.
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Of course. The only thing you have to get used to is that it is a little more almond colored than regular milk. The vanilla almond milk tastes like defrosted vanilla ice cream, actually too sweet. The 60 calorie version is kind of rich but good. I am drinking that now. The 40 calorie is perfect, about the equivalent taste of 1/2 or 1% fat milk. But it is hard to find. If you buy the 30 calorie version it tastes closer to skim milk but not as bad. I put about 4 teaspoons of sugar or splenda in 30 calorie and it tastes great.
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