Sedimentation is quite usual among natural vegetable drinks; this is when most of the material falls down to the bottom, and the rest of the drink is watery. This is usual with drinks made from cereals. With tigernut and peanut drinks, there is also sedimentation. Sedimentation is a natural process so there is nothing to worry about. It doesn´t damage the drink, and just shaking or mixing it before drinking it is enough.
If we want the drink to be homogeneous, there are some foods that can help us make the drink thicken, and also add some nutritional values to the drink.
You can try some of these options; each amount is for a litre of drink
- A spoonful of olive oil, sunflower oil or sesame oil
- A spoonful of sunflower seeds
- A spoonful of chia seeds
- Some nuts
- Natural sweeteners
Regarding sweeteners: More and more people are refusing to eat sugar and choosing alternative sweeteners, such as syrups, honey, whole unrefined sugar, stevia…
When we make a vegetable drink for different people that may have different habits, we recommend not to add any sweetener, and then everyone can sweeten it to their own tastes before drinking it.
But if we do know that we want the drink to be sweet, the best option is to add the sweetener at the beginning and mix it together with all of the ingredients.
Besides the mentioned sweeteners we can also use fruits, such as bananas, figs, raisins, mangos and dates. This is a nutritious way to sweeten the drink and at the same time it adds many enzymes and nutritional qualities to the drink. The peel and seeds of the fruit won´t effect the final product because they remain inside the chufamix´s filter.
Many choices for all tastes!