Raw Chocolate Cookies
Cheesy Kale Crisps
Italian Flaxseed Crackers
Antioxidant Punch Smoothie
Energy Burst Smoothie
Oranges and Cream Smoothie
Raw Chocolate Nut Shake (below)
Ultimate Beauty Smoothie
Very Berry Summer Smoothie
Virgin Pina Colada
Cucumber Cooler Juice
Down to Earth Immuniser Juice
Kidney Supporting Juice
The Classic Green Juice
Prior to this project, I was already using, loving and recommending Tribest's products, such as GreenStar Elite
juicer and Sedona Dehydrator
. Their range is so much bigger though, that luckily for me I got to play with all of it!
One product in particular that I want more people to know about is Tribest's Soyabella
. It's an elegant little piece of equipment, which doesn't take up much bench space, looks like a stylish kettle, but is actually a nut milk maker…
It's super easy to use. I just soaked my almonds in water overnight, exactly as I always do when using the blender+strainer method. As you can see below, Soyabella has all the measurements indented inside and on the grinder cup, so you'll always know where to aim for that perfect homemade milk...
The motor head has a patented helical grinding blade and you simply insert it into the grinding cup. The downside is that you can't load it with too many nuts at once or you'll never get this blade in. I had to wiggle and shake my way in with the blade to make sure that it's screwed onto the grinding cup properly. After a couple of times, this becomes second nature. You then imply lower the blade head + grinding cup into the body...
I love it how this isn't rocket science and you can work out what to do without any instructions, rather using very clearly marked buttons. The cord is also detachable, which has come in handy when I packed up my Soyabella to take along to workshops and also to store nicely on my kitchen bench.
After 3-4 whizzes (this was literally a total of 40 seconds, no more), you have a ready creamy and delicious nut milk right inside the jug, while the nut pulp stays in the grinder cup. It's easy to pour, easy to clean and the milk is quite possibly the tastiest I've had after using a variety of different methods to produce it...
Aside from a clean, easy, no-fuss, no-mess way to make my nut milk, I love it that I can use Soyabella for making my hot chocolates! There is no cooking involved, so I can still have my hot chocolate drink- raw, but since I'm not using my hands to strain the milk, I won't burn them either when using hot water.
Least favourite part:
The pulp left inside the grinder cup stays pretty wet. Sometimes this is actually the best part about this process, because I add the wet pulp directly to my other recipes, like raw cakes and cookies, however the rest of the time, I find myself using a spoon to manually press the ground up nuts into the grinder, so the rest of the liquid can seep out of the tiny holes.
Get it! It's affordable, it's stylish, it's easy to use and produces delicious, raw, healthy, lactose-free, nutrient-rich nut milks. Tribest are also offering my readers a generous 25% off of any of their products including this baby, until 31st December 2013.
Just use the code TANYA25
in your shopping basket! Check out what else you can get discount codes on before the end of the year, here>>
And as for a recipe that you could make with a nut milk, try this crazy tasty…
RAW CHOCOLATE NUT SHAKE
2 cups hazelnut milk
2 bananas, peeled and frozen
3 medjool dates, pitted
3 tbsp cacao powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
optional: 1/2 tsp vanilla bean powder
– Transfer all the ingredients into a blender and blend on high.
– Serve immediately.
Tanya’s Top Tip: You can use any non dairy milk here, but I chose hazelnut, because there is just that something so dreamy about the hazelnut and chocolate combination. Make your own nut milks by using Soyabella.