Peanut juice is full of flavor and very easy to prepare. Here’s how to make it, its benefits and more.
Do you want to surprise your loved ones with this recipe? It’ll only take you a few minutes.
Where do we start?
Tools / Equipment
- A blender.
- A cup.
- Optional: filter.
For one serving, you need the following ingredients and quantities:
- A handful (about 30 g) of peanuts with skin, without shell, unsalted and roasted or soaked.
- 1 cup (250 ml) of water or milk. Milk adds a considerable amount of calories to the drink.
To keep in mind: consuming raw peanuts or their juice may hinder digestion.
Recipe / Preparation: Peanut juice with milk or water
Just follow these 2 steps.
- First, blend the peanuts together with the cup of water or milk until smooth. Optional: then, if necessary, you can add a little water and blend again to achieve a more fluid and easy-to-drink result. You can also filter the juice, but remember that the bagasse (dry residue after filtering) has fiber and more nutrients.
- Finally, serve and enjoy!
What’s peanut juice good for? – Properties and benefits
30 g of unsalted roasted peanuts include the following:
- Calories: 176 kcal.
- Fiber: 3 g.
- Carbohydrates: 6 g.
- Proteins: 7 g.
- Several antioxidants: such as vitamin E and polyphenols (found mainly in the thin skin covering the peanut).
- High concentration of healthy fats.
- Magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and folate, among other nutrients.
Considering the above and what the experts say about this food, moderate and regular consumption of peanut juice with water (without milk) may:
- Promote digestive health and relieve constipation. Its fiber and water content is the key here.
- Help avoid circulation problems and cell damage generated by disease-causing free radicals. To a large extent, this is due to its content of antioxidants, potassium, magnesium, water, fiber and healthy fats.
- Help avoid sugar spikes. Peanuts have a low glycemic index and few carbohydrates. This makes them a possible option for diabetics. In addition, the combination of fiber, antioxidants, water and other substances may help maintain healthy glucose levels.
- Work on vegan or vegetarian diets. People following these eating plans need to get healthy sources of protein (and more nutrients) that they don’t get from meat. With this in mind, peanut juice may be useful for them.
Finally, peanut juice with water has about 176 kcal per cup, and with milk, about 325 kcal. This means that it may be effective for athletes or those who want to gain weight. Especially if it’s made with milk.
Although they’ve many benefits, remember that peanuts include a lot of fat (about 50% of their weight). You shouldn’t overconsume them or their juice.
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