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Speed Up Weight Loss and Treat Yourself With This Deliciously Sweet Nut Milk

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Looking for an indulgent winter drink that is brimming with nutrients and will help you look and feel your best? We know it sounds too good to be true, but macadamia milk is the healthy treat you need on your shopping list.

Macadamia Milk Speeds Weight Loss

Rich, indulgent macadamia milk delivers a healthy dose of palmitoleic acid, an omega-7 fatty acid that’s been shown to power up metabolism and shrink fat cells. All told, two separate studies suggest that enjoying it every day can reduce your chances of weight gain by 77 percent.

Sipping a creamy drink made with macadamia milk daily can help you shed 4 inches off your waist, say University of Hawaii researchers. Credit goes to its magnesium and palmitoleic acid, which activate fat-burning enzymes inside abdominal cells to speed belly-fat breakdown by 25 percent and triple your ability to keep weight off for good.

The healthy plant oils in a creamy sip made with this alternative milk can help banish an afternoon energy slump. The reason, say scientists from UCLA: Plant oils help energize a tired pancreas and prod muscle tissues to use up insulin, effects that help regulate blood-sugar levels to increase energy by 65 percent.

Below find three deliciously healthy macadamia milk drink recipes.

Spiced Eggnog Surprise

Egg Nog Drink
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  • 1⁄2 cup macadamia milk
  • 1⁄4 cup eggnog
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon sugar

In mug, microwave 1⁄4 cup milk, eggnog and extract 1-2 min. In microwave-safe bowl, microwave remaining milk until warm; whisk until frothy. Spoon over drink. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Makes 1 serving.

Nutty Pumpkin Perfection

Pumpkin Macadamia Drink
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  • 1⁄2 cup macadamia milk
  • 1⁄4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons whipped cream

In mug, whisk first 3 ingredients; microwave 1-2 min. Top with whipped cream. If desired, drizzle with caramel sauce. Makes 1 serving.

Double Cocoa Contentment

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  • 1⁄2 cup macadamia milk
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons turbinado sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • Marshmallows (optional)

In mug, whisk first 5 ingredients. Microwave 1-2 min. If desired, garnish with mini marshmallows. Makes 1 serving.

This story originally appeared in our print magazine.

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