How to make Hazelnut Milk

by Melissa West on June 22, 2013

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Today I’m going to show you how to make Hazelnut Milk and then I’m going to show you how to make 2 recipes with your hazelnut milk!

Hazelnut-MilkThese have been 2 of the most requested recipes I’ve had from my Facebook and Instagram feed. So here we go! 🙂

Hazelnut Milk Recipe

  • 1 cup of hazelnuts (soaked overnight)
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 dates (soaked for about 10 minutes to soften)
  • 1 tsp of vanilla 
  • (I doubled this recipe for the above video)

Run the above ingredients through your high speed blender. Then pour them into a nut milk bag and strain the liquid out keeping the pulp aside.

Iced Hazelnut Milk Rooibos Latte with nutmeg Recipe

  • 1/2 cup of Vanilla Rooibos Tea brewed strongly for at least 5 minutes
  • 1 glass filled with ice
  • Pour Rooibos Tea over ice
  • Fill Remaining Glass with Hazelnut Milk
  • Add 1 tsp of sweetener (agave nectar or maple syrup)
  • Grate nutmeg on top
  • (option to blend for blended Latte)

Benefits of Hazelnuts
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The nuts are rich in mono-unsaturated fatty acids like oleic as well as essential fatty acid, linoleic acid that helps lower LDL or bad cholesterol and increase HDL or good cholesterol. Research studies suggest that Mediterranean diet that is plentiful in monounsaturated fatty acids help to prevent coronary artery disease and strokes by favoring healthy blood lipid profile.

Hazel nuts are an excellent source of vitamin E; contain about 15 g per 100 g (providing 100% of RDA). Vitamin E is a powerful lipid soluble antioxidant, required for maintaining the integrity of cell membrane of mucus membranes and skin by protecting it from harmful oxygen-free radicals.

The nuts are packed with many important B-complex groups of vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine (vitamin B-6), and folates. Riboflavin: Necessary for carbohydrate, fat & protein metabolism; aids in the formation of antibodies and red blood cells; maintains cell respiration; necessary for the maintenance of good vision, skin, nails & hair; alleviates eye fatigue; promotes general health.Niacin: Thiamin: Plays a key role in the body’s metabolic cycle for generating energy; aids in the digestion of carbohydrates; essential for the normal functioning of the nervous system, muscles & heart; stabilizes the appetite; promotes growth & good muscle tone. Pantothenic Acid: Participates in the release of energy from carbohydrates, fats & protein, aids in the utilization of vitamins; improves the body’s resistance to stress; helps in cell building & the development of the central nervous system; helps the adrenal glands, fights infections by building antibodies. Pyridoxine (B6): Necessary for synthesis & breakdown of amino acids, the building blocks of protein; aids in fat and carbohydrate metabolism; aids in the formation of antibodies; maintains the central nervous system; aids in the removal of excess fluid of premenstrual women; promotes healthy skin; reduces muscle spasms, leg cramps, hand numbness, nausea & stiffness of hands; helps maintain a proper balance of sodium & phosphorous in the body. Folates: Necessary for DNA & RNA synthesis, which is essential for the growth and reproduction of all body cells; essential to the formation of red blood cells by its action on the bone marrow; aids in amino acid metabolism. (source)

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