Discover the healthy and delicious dried fruit drinks

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Vegetable drinks, including soybean, oats and rice are today already well known. But we also know that we can also prepare vegetable drinks based on dried fruits, which are very nutritious and are also delicious.
You will learn the benefits of drinking these beverages daily, for who are especially recommended, how to choose the appropriate dried fruit and the recipe so that you prepare them at home.

Health benefits

The properties of each drink will depend on the dry fruit that we choose, but in general all share the following benefits.
  • They are highly nutritious, rich in healthy fats
  • They are rich in proteins, vitamins, minerals and fiber
  • They are an easy way to make sure that we eat a serving of dried fruit
  • They are an alternative for people who cannot or do not want to take dairy
  • They are more digestive to animal milk
  • They help to reduce the levels of cholesterol, triglycerides and glucose in blood
  • Prevent diseases such as degeneration macular, stones in the gallbladder or osteoporosis
  • They have a delicious flavor
  • They allow us to use them in multiple recipes like cakes, creams, sauces, etc.
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Who should take them

These drinks are beneficial for everyone, but recommended further to the following persons:
  • Children and young people in stages of growth
  • Pregnant and lactating women
  • Athletes
  • People suffering from a significant physical or mental wear
  • People with anemia and nutritional deficits
  • Too thin people
  • People suffering from problems such as cholesterol or high triglycerides, type II diabetes or high blood pressure
  • Intolerant or allergic to lactose
  • People suffering from sinusitis or excess mucus
  • People suffering from dermatitis or other skin problems

Dried fruit which you choose?

In addition to its taste, we recommend the following nuts thanks to its healthy properties:
  • Almond: high content of calcium, fiber, and vitamin E. Very antioxidant. They are the less caloric.
  • Brazil nut: rich in fatty acids and minerals such as selenium, magnesium and zinc. They contain little sodium and however much potassium, which regulates blood pressure. They also improve our brain health and blood circulation in general.
  • Macadamia nut: are the dried fruits with higher content in healthy fats.
  • Hazelnut: good source of calcium. Drink helps to regulate levels of fats and sugars in our body.
  • Pistachio: rich in minerals such as potassium, calcium, phosphorus and iron and vitamins such as folic acid, vitamin A and vitamin E.
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Before you start

It is important to remember that there are people allergic to nuts, and that in the case of drinks may also be allergic reaction.
For the beverages we will use preferably raw nuts, which is best maintained its beneficial properties, but we also know that toasted also are healthy and often have a special flavor. In any case always avoid fried nuts, which are the most damaging, and also those who have salt added.
If we want to sweeten drinks we use better refined stevia, honey or sugar cane integral.

What do we need?

  • A cup of dried fruit
  • Water
  • Seasonings to taste: cinnamon, cocoa, essence of vanilla, nutmeg, etc.
  • Optional sweetener

How is it prepared?

Its preparation is very simple:
  1. We will leave a cup of nuts to soak all night.
  2. In the morning we'll throw water and clarify them with fresh water.
  3. We will put the nuts with a liter of water in the Blender
  4. We can also add at this time add the condiments.
  5. We batiremos the ingredients between three and five minutes.
  6. We let stand another 5 minutes.
  7. Strain the drink with the help of a fine sieve or cloth.
  8. We endulzaremos the drink to our liking and will keep it in the refrigerator for a maximum of 2 or 3 days.
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We observant pulp that surplus, but that we can use it in cakes, smoothies, sauces, creams, etc.
We can take this drink cold or hot, alone or accompanied by other ingredients, and we can use it as a substitute for cow's milk in chocolate, coffees, smoothies, etc.
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