So I hope you enjoyed the walnut milk and today is one of my favourites and definitely a decadent option. As macadamia nuts are more expensive probably not one you would do every day but when you do it, enjoy the creamy textures as this is really delicious. So before we go into the next recipe, lets first have a look at why you may look to go dairy free. One of the main reasons that people decide to cut dairy out of their diet is due to food allergy or intolerance. Typical symptoms for this can include:

• Constipation, diarrhea, abdominal cramps

• Gas, bloating

• Headaches or migraines

• Acne on the face/back/chest

• Sinus infections

• Severe allergies or nasal congestion

• Earaches (especially in small children)

• Colic (in babies)

• Runny nose or increase in mucus that may sit on the chest (especially in children who are consuming large quantities)

• Itchy eyes

• Arthritis/joint inflammation

If you do suffer with the above then it is worth consulting a nutritionist who can advise you further on protocols so you not only eliminate but also deal with the damage internally

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Macadamia Milk

200g Macadamia nuts

600ml of filtered water

Method

1- Soak the nuts overnight in a covered container

2- Place all the ingredients in a blender and process on high until smooth

3- Strain through a muslin bag or fine sieve. You don’t have to do this and gives a fuller texture but will not be as smooth with the pulp in this.

The nut milk will keep up to 3 days if kept in an air tight container in the fridge.

Health benefits of Macadamia Nuts: Macadamia nuts are a great source of minerals such as Manganese, Magnesium, Calcium, iron and Zinc. They contain high levels of B vitamins, which are vital for energy and, metabolic functions. They are rich in monounsaturated fats, which are cardio protective and can assist with reducing the bad (LDL) cholesterol and increasing the good (HDL) cholesterol. These fats work favourably in helping to maintain a healthy heart and contributing to reducing heart disease risks.