Today we are focusing on peanut milk or peanut beverage in our plant-based milk series.
Peanut milk has been made for a long time at my house without me realizing that it is a very interesting drink from a health and nutritional point of view.
I remember my mom using peanut milk as a remedy when we had red eyes and yet it worked great even though the idea seems a bit far fetched.
She also used it to make porridges with rice, millet or fonio and she told us that it is better than cow's milk and that her mother did the same. It made us laugh...
Indeed, peanuts are very rich in nutrition and their health benefits are undeniable.
The peanut is classified in the category of legumes, as well as the niebe, chickpea, amazing is not it? ... It is very rich in vegetable protein and antioxidants.
Peanuts are a food with multiple health benefits. In fact, the fats contained in this legume are considered " good fats " with no harmful effects on health.
Peanuts help to reduce cholesterol and fight against cardiovascular diseases thanks to the presence of phytosterols and plant sterols which are plant lipids that have a structure very close to cholesterol. Moreover, these phytosterols also help to prevent the appearance of certain cancers such as those of the colon, breast, lung and prostate.
Peanuts also contain resveratrol, an antioxidant that has the ability to convert to piceatannol, an anti-cancer compound.
Peanuts, this legume is also very rich in fiber and magnesium, important nutrients that help fight type 2 diabetes.
Finally, peanuts also have the ability to reduce the risk of developing gallstones. This is due to the presence of mono-saturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids, magnesium, fiber and phytosterols.
It is rich in zinc, copper, folate, vitamins including vitamin E. A good food source for the pregnant woman.
Peanuts are not fattening. It is very nourishing and plays an important role in the metabolism.
Peanuts are available on the market in several forms (plain, powdered, roasted ...)
It's true that I haven't seen peanut milk on the market yet. But making it at home is not that complicated and still cheap.
I propose you a simple recipe but be careful to people allergic to the proteins contained in peanuts. This recipe is not recommended.
- 100g shelled peanuts
- 1 liter of water
- Agave syrup or honey
- Vanilla (optional)
Tip for a peanut-flavored milk taste.
Put the peanut seeds in a preheated oven at 150°C for 6 minutes before soaking them.
Soak the peanut seeds the day before for at least 12 hours. Then discard the soaking water and rinse.
Using a blender, blend the seeds with 400ml of hot water. Complete with 600ml of boiling water. Let rest 30min then filter with a clean cloth.
Add agave syrup to taste and vanilla.
Can be drunk hot or warm, or used in baking and or cooking ...
The residues obtained can be used in the confection of cake, pancakes...