4 DAIRY-FREE MILK RECIPES

In Juice + Smoothies, Recipes by Grace Van Berkum6 Comments

 

GOT VEGAN MILK?!

Enjoy these easy, alkalizing dairy-free creations!  Much cheaper, tastier, better for the environment, and better for your body than the store bought versions. 

They usually last about 3-4 days in the fridge. Use them with cereals, in soups or sauces, for baking, and enjoy drinking hot or cold. 

HINT: Don’t throw the pulp away! I like to use the pulp for extra fiber and nutrients on top of my salads, in my dessert creations (ie.  raw, vegan chocolate truffles or pies), and in smoothies.  

High-Calcium, High-Protein Almond Milk

1 ½ cups of raw almonds, soaked in water overnight
4 cups of filtered or spring water
*optional (3-5 dates, or stevia, maple syrup to sweeten)  or vanilla, or cinammon

Blend 1 ½ cups of raw almonds that have been soaked overnight in 4 cups of water. Blend with dates if you like your milk with a hint of sweetness. Strain once to remove almond granules. (I put these on my salads for extra crunch and protein).  The result is delicious, creamy milk that is free of harmful vegetable oil, concentrated sweeteners, and the problems associated with cow’s milk and soy.

It keeps for 3-4 days in the refrigerator.

You can also use other nuts and seeds…try macadamia nuts, Brazil nuts, cashews, sunflower seeds, hemp seeds.

Rice Milk

1 cup cook brown rice
3 cups filtered water
1 tsp Celtic sea salt
Natural sweetener to taste (Agave, maple syrup, stevia, medjool date)
Prepare by blending all ingredients until creamy and smooth. If it’s too grainy then strain through a strainer.
 

Banana Oat Milk

1 cup oat groats (whole oats) **if you can’t find them, you can also use natural rolled oats BUT oat groats are healthier**
4 cups filtered water
1 ripe banana
Dash of cinnamon & nutmeg
Prepare by soaking oat groats for at least 3 hours (or overnight if that’s easier) to help make it more nutritious and more digestible. If you are using rolled oats, you only need to soak it for about 15 min. Blend until creamy and smooth.  Strain.

Coconut Milk

2 cups organic dried, unsweetened coconut flakes OR fresh coconut meat OR 2 tbsp coconut manna butter
4 ½ cups water
A pinch of Celtic sea salt
Prepare by soaking coconut in water for about 20 minutes. Blend until smooth and creamy. Strain using a spoon to press on the strainer to remove all the milk.

**Add 5-6 macadamia nuts or 1/4 avocado for extra body.

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  4. Have to say that although I ‘do’ the cow milk thing (I raise and milk my own dairy cows kept on native grass pasture and fed home grown organic feed concentrate)… I…. LOVE…. the various nut milks… especially cashew milk and of course coconut milk…. not sure about adding the dates as I’ve not tried that but adding some fresh vanilla to the cashew milk is definitely a wow factor!!

    Great post Grace!!!

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