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Video: Yellow Pea Milk: The Drink That Has It All
Nowadays, food allergies and food intolerances are becoming more and more frequent and push people who suffer from them to resort to substitutes. For example, vegetable milk is an increasingly popular and adopted alternative to cow's milk; carob flour is an excellent substitute for chocolate; there are even several natural alternatives to table sugar … It is in this vein that we will now present the new trendy drink for lactose intolerant: pea milk. Yes, you read correctly. Pea milk is a drink made from yellow peas that is certainly worth considering. Find out why in the following paragraphs.
Pea milk: THE trendy vegetable drink of the moment
Pea milk is the newest "member" of the plant-based milk family. This legume drink has it all! It is rich in protein and calcium, low in saturated fat and sugars and is available in different flavors: vanilla, chocolate, original and sugar free. It is important to emphasize that the beverage in question is GMO, gluten, nut and soy free. For information, pea milk contains 50% more calcium than cow's milk, can provide more than 100% of the recommended weekly amount of vitamin B12 and can boast a content of 8g of protein per serving.. In addition, pea drinks are often supplemented with vitamin D (with values comparable to other fortified vegetable milks).
Pea milk, how is it produced?
The technology for producing pea milk differs from that used for making other vegetable drinks. First, the yellow pea protein is extracted from the food and then mixed with water. This explains why the pea drink does not taste like peas. It is only then that this mixture is added with vitamins and minerals. It is interesting to know that some pea milks are creamier than others, which is due to the addition of oil and omega-3s.
Yellow pea milk: here is our easy to test recipe
• 1 cup yellow peas, soaked overnight
• 3-4 pitted dates
• 1-2 tbsp. vanilla extract
• 4 cups water
1. Cook the yellow peas in a casserole dish filled with 3 cups of water and let cool.
2. Put the peas, dates and vanilla extract in the bowl of your food processor and reduce to a fine purée.
3. Add the remaining cup of water and mix until you get a smooth liquid.
4. Taste the pea milk and adjust to your liking. Here !
In what preparations can we use yellow pea milk?
Yellow pea milk can be added to all preparations that are normally made with vegetable milks or cow's milk. So, if you prefer to drink your coffee with milk, yellow pea milk is a great alternative to try. You can also add the pea drink to your smoothies, pancakes or waffles, to your granola or even to enrich the taste of your homemade ice cream. In addition to using yellow pea milk in your sweet preparations, it is also possible to prepare sauces for pasta, pizzas and raw or grilled vegetables.
A "green" drink par excellence
The manufacturers of this type of legume drink place particular emphasis on the ecological footprint. Compared to cow's milk, but also to certain vegetable milks, such as almond milk, for example, yellow pea milk is greener and more environmentally friendly. The explanation: almond cultivation requires a lot of water (5 liters to grow a single almond). On the other hand, the ecological footprint of growing yellow peas is much more optimal in terms of water consumption.
In summary, whether you are lactose intolerant or just looking for a plant-based alternative to cow's milk, yellow pea milk is a drink worth trying. It provides plenty of nutrients like calcium, vitamin B12, vitamin D and protein, while being low in carbohydrates. It is therefore an excellent choice for people following a diet low in carbohydrates and high in fat or for anyone who wants to include more calcium and protein in their diet without adding carbohydrates! Prepare yourself some yellow pea milk without further ado: you will fall in love with it!