I’ve spent the last 45 minutes experimenting with something very interesting! Thanks Noor!
It all started when..
A few months ago Almond milk became part of our daily lives. I made home-made almond milk which we started using for everything: porridge, cereal, mashed potatoes, and even pancakes (yes, we do have pancakes sometimes).
When you make almond milk, you blend the almonds and water together, then you sift everything in a cotton cloth. What you end up with is lovely creamy almond milk (see exactly how to make it here) BUT you are also left with a powdery muddy pile of almond residue that you just throw out.
What a waste!
Since then, I’ve been trying to find a recipe for that residue but I wasn’t happy with anything online. If you have any good recipes for the dry almond residue, let me know.
I was speaking to Noor this morning and she gave me a wonderful idea. She has made a powerful switch to almond milk after she found out that cow’s milk and soya milk are no good. And she is now a big fan of almond milk, just like I am! But she has gone a step further…
Noor suggested I try making the almond residue into a scrub. She said she mixes it with a bit of honey and uses it as a scrub for the face and even for the whole body! “Hmmmm, interesting,” I thought.
So I went home and made sure to keep the almond residue after making today’s batch of almond milk. I then poured in some honey and had a lot of fun mixing it together and eating most of it.
I used it as a facial scrub, and I must say OH MY GOD! She’s absolutely right. It is wonderful. It leaves the skin soooo smooth and sooooo soft! You will only believe me when you try it.
Here’s a picture of my almond/honey mix. I guess you can make it more gewy and use it as a mask (maybe mixed in with yoghurt or something). I can’t wait to have an almond bath next time!
Try it and let me know what you think! All ideas welcome. Leave a comment below.
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