• 4

    Cups

  • Prep Time 5'

  • Total Time 15'

  • No refined sugar

  • Vegan

Cleansing aloe vera nut milk recipe

  • 4

    Cups

  • Prep Time 5'

  • Total Time 15'

  • No refined sugar

  • Vegan

It’s officially spring which means strawberries are back in season and they are everywhere! Spring is a perfect time for a reset, sometimes it takes a new season to make a change. I am making it my goal to stick to a more balanced diet which means plenty of protein, healthy fats and fibre at every meal. The best way to stay accountable is to meal prep or have everything you need on hand so that you can still prepare something healthy even when you are in a time crunch.

My mornings are often hectic, a lot of the time I am rushing against the clock and breakfast is the last thing I can think about. I love the idea of having something yummy and healthy waiting for me when I wake up. I often set aside time on Sunday to prep for the week and recently added this recipe to my weekly to-do. It only takes about ten minutes and lasts an entire week’s worth of breakfasts. I rely on a balanced and nutritious breakfast to fuel me and keep me energized until lunch. Skipping breakfast just is not an option for me.

With breakfast accounted for, I’m able to start my mornings with a relaxed state of mind. I have time to make a to-do list and set goals. I can even meditate or do a quick sun salutation if time permits. Centring myself before work makes for a more productive day.

I have created a yummy plant-based milk with aloe vera and strawberries. It is surprisingly easy to prepare your own nut-milk. You will see that it tastes so much better than buying it and you have no unnecessary additives! I chose to combine the milk with Erbology Organic Aloe Vera Shot for a cleansing and refreshing drink.

Mornings are a perfect time for aloe vera and it blends perfectly into the milk. Strawberries enhance the freshness of the milk and create a flavour similar to strawberry yogurt – so good! This “pink” milk is a perfect match for Erbology Tigernut Granola with Sunchoke and Dark Chocolate. This is better than the cereal you loved as a child, the granola is chewy and chocolatey and once you eat the granola you’ll definitely want to drink the chocolatey strawberry milk.

Aloe vera is refreshing, alkalising and healing.

Aloe vera contains alkalizing properties that are important for our overall well-being. A balanced pH level in our blood is somewhere around 7.4. Within a healthy range our blood is able to transport oxygen and other vital nutrients we need to function (1). There are studies that show that an acidic diet increases the risk for kidney stones, decreases calcium balance, and may increase the risk for bone loss (2). An example of this diet would be eating mostly meats and focusing on high protein intake with low carbs. To combat this, try incorporating more legumes, beans, nuts and non-starchy vegetables.

Most health benefits of aloe vera come from the inner leaf which is rich in acemannan polysaccharides. Acemannan has been studied to support our immune and digestive system as well as aid in healing (3).

A nutritional breakdown of tigernuts.

Tigernuts are a sweet veggie root distinguished by their prebiotic and antioxidant properties. Being a prebiotic, it essentially feeds the good bacteria in our gut. A healthy gut is key to a number of biological tasks and regularity of bowel movements. Tigernuts are also a good source of dietary fibre, magnesi, m and iron (4,5,8). You can learn more about the benefits of tigernuts in this amazing pumpkin pie with nopales tigernut granola recipe.

What is buckwheat and why do we sprout it?

Buckwheat is a naturally gluten-free and highly nutritious seed (5). Just to recap the explanation in the pumpkin pie with nopales tigernut granola recipe, we sprout our buckwheat. Sprouting helps to reduce the phytic acids that bind to and inhibit the absorption of minerals such as iron (6) and unlock more nutrients, such as co-enzyme Q10.

Why sunchokes are good for you.

Also known as the Jerusalem artichoke, sunchokes are root vegetable from the sunflower family. They are packed with inulin and prebiotic properties. Sunchokes are also a good source of iron, potassium and thiamin (8). Refer to our sunchoke pancakes with apple and cinnamon recipe to find out more about why we love sunchoke.

Written By: Danielle Bear

 

References

(1) Overall, Best Diets. “Acid Alkaline Diet .” S. News & World Report, U.S. News & World Report, health.usnews.com/best-diet/acid-alkaline-diet.

(2) Reddy, S T, et al. “Effect of Low-Carbohydrate High-Protein Diets on Acid-Base Balance, Stone-Forming Propensity, and Calcium Metabolism.” American Journal of Kidney Diseases : the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation., U.S. National Library of Medicine, Aug. 2002, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12148098.

(3) Moriyama, Mariko, et al. “Beneficial Effects of the Genus Aloe on Wound Healing, Cell Proliferation, and Differentiation of Epidermal Keratinocytes.” PLoS ONE, Public Library of Science, 2016, ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5063354/.

(4) Sloan, Erica. “Prebiotics vs. Probiotics: What’s the Difference?” Prevention, 23 Feb. 2018, prevention.com/food/prebiotic-vs-probiotic/slide/1.

(5) Wolfram, Taylor. “Prebiotics and Probiotics Creating a Healthier You.” Eat Right. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics., 27 Feb. 2018, eatright.org/food/vitamins-and-supplements/nutrient-rich-foods/prebiotics-and-probiotics-creating-a-healthier-you.

(6) Sytar, Oksana, et al. “The Contribution of Buckwheat Genetic Resources to Health and Dietary Diversity.” Current Genomics, Bentham Science Publishers, June 2016, ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4869006/.

(7) Fallon, Sally, and Mary G. Enig. “Be Kind to Your Grains … And Your Grains Will Be Kind To You.” The Weston A. Price Foundation, 1 Jan. 2000, westonaprice.org/health-topics/food-features/be-kind-to-your-grains-and-your-grains-will-be-kind-to-you/.

(8) “Daily Value Reference of the Dietary Supplement Label Database (DSLD).” S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, www.dsld.nlm.nih.gov/dsld/dailyvalue.jsp.

Ingredients

Here's how you make it

  1. Place everything except for the granola in a blender and mix well.
  2. Pour the mixture into a nut milk bag and strain.
  3. Keep the milk in a sealed bottle/ jar, in the fridge.
  4. Serve with Erbology Tigernut Granola every morning!

Tags

  • Alkalising
  • Aloe vera
  • Beta-carotene
  • Breakfast
  • Buckwheat
  • Cleansing
  • Dark chocolate
  • Energy
  • Spring recipes
  • Thiamin
  • Tigernut
  • Vitamin B

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