Almonds (known as Badam in hindi) are best and easily available alternatives for protein food for strict vegetarians.
Soya beans can also be used but many don’t like the raw taste of soya, and prefer almonds.
Almonds can be used raw, made milk from it and also oil is used on skin and in food too.
Almonds are 2 types, sweet and bitter.
Bitter ones are to be avoided as they contain a poison called prussic acid.
Only sweeter almonds are to be used.
Almond Milk (Badam Milk) Recipe (as Protein Alternative)
Since almonds cannot be digested with their outer layer, we have to soak them in hot water for 2-3 hours before and then peel off the brown skin.
Take 0.25 kg of grinded almonds and make a paste by adding 0.75 litre of cool water.
Mix them till you see milk color water and then add enough sugar or candy sugar for sweetness and regrind.
For 0.25 kg of almond paste, you can make 1 litre of almond milk.
Interesting fact about almond milk
Almond milk can be used to make yogurt(curd) and even almond cheese can be extracted from it.
For kids who cannot digest cow milk or buffallow milk, almond milk can be used as best alternative.
This has more protien than animal milk.
Almonds have 58.9% fat and most of it is ‘unsaturated fat‘ which will make sure that excess cholesterol is not formed in blood.
Also, Almonds doesn’t have carbohydrates, so diabetic patients can also use this milk without adding sugar.
Iron, copper, potassium, vitamin B1 in almonds will help growth of blood cells, brain, nerves, bones, heart and liver.
Almonds for diabetic patients
After extracting almond oil, remaining pulp can be used to make bread (like from wheat flour) and this can be used daily in breakfast.
Almonds for Face beauty
Take almond paste, add rose petals and make a paste.
Apply this to face and wash off after an hour.
Doing this every morning will remove wrinkles, dark spots, dark circles around eyes, pimples, rough and dry skin.
This paste can also be used on scalp to remove lice in hair.
- If you are suffering from breathe problems, cough, cold, throat pain etc, add almond milk to lemon juice, garlic juice, ginger juice and consume.
- Almond milk can also be used to reduce effects of ulcer, gastric trouble, acidity and other stomach issues.
- For Amebiasis : Every night take 10-15 soaked almond seeds with lots of water.
If you feel your digestion power is less, then add 5-6 drops of almond oil to hot milk (250ml) and consume it before sleeping.