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Milk is very important for the development of the body. The nutrients found in it benefit the body in many different ways. A very healthy alternative for cow’s milk is soy milk. This milk is made from soybeans. Soy milk is not only useful in making the heart healthy, but by consuming it, problems like osteoporosis, weight gain problems, anemia etc. can be overcome. In this article, we will share how to make soy milk.

Nutrients found in soymilk

Nutrients like vitamin A, vitamin B, potassium, calcium and vitamin B9 are found in soy milk. The nutritional breakdown of a cup of soy milk is given below:

  • Calories: 80
  • Fat: 4 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 0.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 3 grams
  • Fiber: 2 grams
  • Sugar: 1 gram
  • Protein: 7 grams

How much soy milk should be consumed?

In a day, a person can consume one glass i.e. 240 ml of soy milk. You should keep an eye on your total soy intake for the day - that is, if you’re consuming tofu that day, have less soy milk. Soy milk can be had by people who want to reduce their weight.

(Read more: Weight loss tips)

How to make soya milk

Ingredients:

  • Dry soybean - 200 g
  • Water - 10 cups

Recipe:

Step 1: Soak soybeans in 4 cups of water for 8 hours.

Step 2: After 8 hours, take out the soybeans from the water and put them in a blender with two cups of fresh water and prepare a paste.

Step 3: Now take a big pot with 500 ml i.e. 4 cups of water on the gas to boil it.

Step 4: Add soybean paste to the water and wait for it to boil.

Step 5: During this, the flame should be low. Boil the whole mixture for 10 minutes.

Step 6: Keep stirring the mixture occasionally with a spoon.

Step 7: After 10 minutes, drain the entire paste well with a sieve or a cloth.

Step 8: Store the extracted milk in the refrigerator for two or three days.

(Read more: How much milk can be made with 1 kg of soybean?)

Benefits of Homemade Soy Milk

  • Homemade soy milk is additive-free.
  • Soy milk becomes very cheap when made at home.
  • You can make homemade soy milk sugar-free or you can also add sugar as per your requirement.

Note: Homemade soy milk has a strong smell, so you can add some vanilla essence to it if it bothers you too much.

(Read more: Benefits of tofu)

Homemade soy milk uses

Here are some ways in which you can include soy milk in your diet:

  • Smoothies made from soy milk can be consumed.
  • You can use soy milk in your coffee.
  • Cereal can be consumed with soy milk.
  • A bechamel sauce - a sauce made from white roux and milk - can be prepared from soy milk.
  • Use soy milk in vegetable curry.
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