HOMEMADE PLANTMILKS - aka plant'mylks'

Updated: Apr 5




Here is a fantastic way to gain all the nutritious benefits of nuts and seeds in the RAW state.


Grocery store plant milks are pasteurized and contain less actual whole nuts / seeds / grains than if we make them at home.



THE BASIC RECIPE FOR ALL

  • Choose your nut / seed

  • Put them in a jar and double the amount of water. Use room temperature - warmish water.

  • Add a dollop of apple cider vinegar

  • A dash of sea salt

  • Stir

  • Let it soak for 24 hours. The desired outcome is for the nut or seed to grow a little tail meaning they have 'sprouted'. When they sprout our body has an easier time digesting nutrients, aka they have become more bioavailable.

  • Next day: rinse, add fresh water and then blend. Decide if you want to sweeten or add spice.


CASHEW MILK

  • Quick because there is no need to strain or use a nut milk bag- they just blend up smooth!

  • Soak 1 cup cashews in warm water with a dash of apple cider vinegar

  • Rinse and put in the blender

  • Add fresh water until you reach the consistency you like

  • Sweeten and add sea salt if you want

  • I also like to add a little scoop of arrowroot or tapioca powder to keep things smooth (optional)


HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE SUNFLOWER SEED MILK:

  • Soak sunflower seeds overnight in warm water with a dash of unpasteurized apple cider vinegar

  • Drain and rinse well

  • Add to the blender with fresh water and blend

  • Add water until the consistency you like

  • Add cacao until it reaches the colour of chocolate you like

  • Add coconut sugar to sweeten

  • Add sea salt and any other spices you like

  • Blend and then strain through a cheesecloth / nut milk bag

  • Store in the fridge for 4-6 days, shake before use

HOMEMADE ALMOND MYLK

  • The classic! Use a cheesecloth for a smoother milk

  • Soak 1 cup almonds with warm water and apple cider vinegar

  • Rinse, remove almond skins.

  • Add almonds into the blender with sea salt and add water until the consistency you like

  • Add spices and sweetener and arrowroot or tapioca starch to keep smooth (optional)

  • Blend and strain

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Samantha