And so can you! As I write this I am enjoying a cup of fresh, sweet, vanilla chai tea! Mmmmm….. heaven!
I know that you are thinking, “How can she not know about all the information about the problems with too much soy and the estrogen content and all that stuff?” Well, here’s the real deal. If you eat mostly whole foods, and any soy products you do eat come from actual soybeans that you purchase or grow on your own, then you don’t have to worry about all that stuff. The problem is what they’re doing to the soy, not the soy itself.
If you’re eating mostly processed foods (i.e. anything with an ingredient list of more than 2) Then you are most likely exposing yourself to processed soy parts. Soy protein isolate, soy powder, soy lecithin, hydrogenated soybean oil, etc… Our bodies don’t know what to do with that junk! So we hit maximum soy toxicity levels and have all sorts of unwanted problems like allergic reactions and estrogen imbalance.
Soy, as a whole food, is just like eating kidney beans, for example, or lentils. And the health benefits and nutritional benefits are wonderful.
Er, ahem. Now back to our regularly scheduled programming: “Learning Your 7 Times Tables With Hands On Examples” – I mean, uh, “How to Make Your Own Homemade Soymilk” (I’ve been awake for waaaaay too many hours this week!)
I watched this video:
Practical “tachliss” recipe:
2 Cups dry soybeans, soaked overnight in 4 cups of water
~ 7-8 cups water
sweetener/flavorings to taste.
cheesecloth (or a nylon knee-high like I use! Doesn’t everyone have pantyhose as kitchen utensils?!?)
a large pot
an extra bowl
yields (i before e, except after c. Yes, I did just say that.) about a liter and a half of soymilk.
I have one thing to add. Before you put the pot on the fire, rub some vegetable oil on the inside of the rim, it will prevent it from boiling over.
Also, I highly recommend blending the beans for at least 2 minutes, as he says, otherwise your milk will be very watery.
And another thing: Don’t throw out that soy meal! You can use it to make bread, or muffins, or soy burgers! Or just add it to your next smoothie for an extra kick of protein! (and this is one of those i/e exceptions that remind me how much I love my spellcheck!)
If you try it, please do let me know how it came out for you! I am thouroughly enjoying my tea!