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How to Make Dairy-Free Milk (Mylk)

April 01, 2011

 

I'll never forget the first time I watched almonds blend away and white, pure "milk" be created. It's a surreal experience, try it for yourself!

To make dairy-free mylk, you can use pretty much any seed, grain or nut. I like almond, oat and coconut mylk the best. Experiment with your own taste buds  to see what works for you.

 

Mylk Ingredients:

  • Pure water
  • Nuts or seeds of choice
  • sweetener of your choice (a few soft dates, raw honey, raw agave or stevia)
  • 1 pinch of unprocessed sea salt (optional)

General Directions:

1. Soak nuts or seeds (almonds and hazelnuts for 8-12 hours, sunflower seeds or brazil nuts for 3 hours) I like to soak the nuts before bed and then in the morning it's ready for biz-nas!

2. Place soaked nuts or seeds in a blender so that the nuts are even with the level of the uppermost part of the blades.

3. Add pure water to just cover the nuts and blend until smooth. Add more water until desired consistency is reached.

4. Sweeten to suit your taste buds with a soft date or two, raw agave, raw honey or a packet or drop of stevia (if you use too much stevia, it will become bitter). Strain with cheesecloth or a nut milk bag.

5. Make only what you will use in a day or two. Refrigerate.

(These mylks will go bad after about 48 hours)

Vanilla Hemp Seed Mylk:

  • 1/4 cup shelled hempseeds (buy them in air-tight containers, not from bulk bins where they can be rancid)
  • 1 liter pure water
  • 1 pinch of unprocessed sea salt (optional)
  • sweetener of your choice
  • vanilla pod or a few drops of vanilla stevia instead of sweetener

Directions:

1. Place the hempseeds in a blender with just enough water to cover them and blend well.

2. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth.

3. Strain in a mesh strainer and drink! Refrigerate the remainder.

Optional: for a thicker, more omega 3 rich milk, soak 1/4 cup flax seeds for 2 hours, then rinse and blend with hemp seeds.

*If you want to make these mylks chocolate for a kid or for a yummy treat, add raw cacao powder at the end of the final blend. It tastes DELICIOUS and no one will ever know you are drinking something with amazing superfoods, antioxidants and health benefits!!! :)

SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS (4)

  • Tricia | July 18, 2010 | 20:42 PM

    This is great! I used to buy soymilk but once I heard about what was happening with the majority of soybean farms, I stopped doing that. I never thought of almond milk as a good alternative, but I will definitely be trying this. Thanks!

  • sugar leaf | April 19, 2010 | 03:01 AM

    Me and my wife have been taking sweetleaf for a while now after reading about it at this site and think its great! Now i can’t drink my hot chocolate without it! i love the fact that its can be used in toothpaste to prevent cavities and gum disease too

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  • Slim Dream | April 12, 2011 | 12:18 PM

    I love almond milk, i gotta try and do it my self. Thanks!

 

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