For the longest of time, soya has been the vegetarian meat for many. To vegetarians or those who have just switched to veganism, soya is the closest they could get to the incredibly high-protein meats like chicken. Soya, made from soya beans are highly versatile, nutritious and a delicious addition to any diet. Its impressive nutritional profile includes a tremendous amount of protein besides a good amount of nutrients like calcium, iron and magnesium. Soya is also low in fat, making it a good option for a weight loss diet too.
Soya milk is one of the most popular options that has gained quite a fan following in the recent times for being an exceptional dairy-free alternative to milk. It is a great plant-based protein source, moreover, soya milk contains polyunsaturated fats which are healthy fats known to reduce bad cholesterol. It is not only a wholesome alternative to those who are lactose-intolerant but also a great way to recover after a workout session due to the prebiotic sugar and riboflavin content. It helps in converting carbohydrates into adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which helps in producing energy that the body requires.
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And before you go down to searching the best soy milk in the market, what if we say that you could make some at home itself? Yes, you read that right! We have a wonderful soya milk recipe here that you can try at home easily! All you need is some soya bean and good quality warm water, soak the soya beans or about 12 hours, rinse and blend until smooth. Strain the milk from beans and bring to boil along with some water. You can add raw sugar or honey for flavour.
Find the full recipe of soya milk here.
A simple, two ingredient recipe, soya milk can be a great high-protein option for someone who is a vegan/vegetarian and also looking to shed some kilos!
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