If you have read my blog on the quality of milk, or lack thereof, that is widely available in our supermarkets and are left wondering what you can drink instead, then why not make your own? It is definitely healthier and much much tastier!
You can make nut “milk”. I use either almonds or brazil nuts and use it in my smoothies to make it taste creamier. And it is super easy.
Soak the nuts overnight, blend with fresh water the following day and strain through a nut milk bag, or failing that, a pop sock! Preferably a clean one but that’s what I first used when starting out and it does the job just as well!
Do you think if I took a picture of myself like the one above, I could get everyone to make their own milk?! ;o)
Here’s some almond milk I made earlier…..
- Soak 1 cup almonds overnight
- Drain almonds and blend with 3 cups filtered water.
- Strain through nut milk bag or pop sock(!)
- Add stevia, honey or agave to sweeten
- Add pure alcohol free vanilla extract (optional)
You can substitute Almonds for Brazil nut milk, hazlenuts, cashews, hemp and any nut.
If you’re not sure what to do with the leftover Almond meal, you could make these macaroons!
Drink, enjoy and be safe in the knowledge that you’re not ingesting any hormone or antibiotic residues normally found in cow’s milk and perpetuating the cycle of cruelty the animals endure!
If you’re still not convinced and want to stick with cow’s milk, go organic as it is proven to be 68% higher in omega-3 essential fatty acids than non-organic milk.