Pea milk is a vegetal drink rich in proteins, with few calories and highly digestible. Here is a list of its actions and the tasty recipe!
Are you looking for an alternative to cow’s milk? On the market you can find a variety of choices, especially if you are following a vegan or vegetarian diet or if you just want to try something new. Recently, pea milk has being very successful: other than being very tasty, it has many benefits for our health. Let’s find out something more about it!
Pea milk: calories and nutritional values
This new vegetal drink has very interesting nutritional values than other types of milk, such as almond or soy ones. First of all, it is hypocaloric: a 240ml cup only contains 70kcal, definitely less than the other types.
Moreover, pea milk is highly proteic and it’s perfect for people who need to follow a diet rich in this nutrients. Furthermore, this drink has almost no fats or sugar, but it is rich in vitamins (especially A and D) and mineral salts, that are fundamental for the right functioning of our body.
Properties of this drink
As it contains very few calories and fat, it is highly digestible. Moreover, it does not contain lactose, therefore it is perfect for intolerant people and for those who have to give up on dairy products. Thanks to its high amount of vegetal proteins, it makes you feel full and it does not increase the blood sugar level. Therefore, it is perfect for people following a diet!
The benefits of pea milk involve the bones, too: its vitamin D and calcium quantities, higher than those in cow’s milk, strengthen the skeleton and reduce the risk of osteoporosis. Finally, its omega 3 benefit the heart and protect from cardiovascular diseases.
How to make pea milk
You can prepare this drink starting from dried yellow peas: it is very easy to make! For a liter of this milk you need 340 grams of dried peas and 950ml of water. After having washed the legumes under water, boil them on low heat for at least 1 hour, until they are soft.
Now blend them with the amount of water you want, acording to the texture you want to give your pea milk. If you want to sweeten the drink, you can blend two dates with it. Once you have the right texture, filter the milk and store it in the fridge.