Happy spring, loves! While it’s been a couple of cloudy, rainy days in LA I’m still getting a buzz from the potent magic of the season. As I prepare for our new arrival I’ve been spring cleaning all around our home and taking the opportunity to get a little crazy in the kitchen.
I’m constantly asked about the milks and bases I use in all my smoothies and lattes. You honestly can’t beat homemade mylk. Most homemade mylks require a lot of straining, but there’s none of that here! Homemade nut and seed mylks are so appealing and beyond delicious but can be demanding when you have to soak, strain, dry, AND run it through the strainer or nut mylk bags several times.
This is great for children and women on-the-go because it's loaded with healthy bioavailable protein. I love making these during pregnancy to help flood my body with protein and nutrients for me and baby girl.
This cashew mylk is SO creamy and delicious. It makes you question ever purchasing packaged dairy free milk ever again!
1 C cashews (high in magnesium, iron, protein)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 T Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend or Berry Blee Honey (for flavor + superfood magic)
Soak cashews for 12 hours in filtered water (make sure they’re covered).
After 12 hours, rinse & dry (place in fridge if you don’t want to make mylk right away). Can be used for “cheese”. Make sure to discard the filtered water you used to soak the cashews in.
When ready, rinse cashews and put in blender with 3 cups filtered water. Blend for 2-3 min. until completely blended. At this point it’s READY! If you want to add more flavor, I like to add 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1 T Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend or Berry Bee Honey and a few pinches of pink sea salt. You’re done!
Here are other options for easy mylks:
Hemp seed mylk
Sunflower seed mylk
Pumpkin seed mylk
The only difference between seed mylks and the cashew is that you can soak them for far less time.
Pumpkin seeds: 8 hours
Sunflower seeds: 8 hours
Hemp seeds: no required soaking
NOTE: All of these mylks will last up to 4 days in an air tight container
Have you made your own homemade mylks? Share your creations with me on Instagram using #PhilosophieLove or #PhilosophieSuperfoods.