Homemade Nut/Seed Milk

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I’ve seen and heard about how easy this is over a million times. I never bothered to try it because I was lazy (yes-too lazy to soak nuts in water…if that even makes sense). I also thought it seemed really, really hardcore haha.

Well, it is even easier than I ever anticipated. It’s also delicious. Meghan Telpner, her blog and her UnDiet book finally convinced me to try it. Head over to her domain at http://www.meghantelpner.com. She is an amazing nutritionist whom I adore.

Ingredients:

-1 cup of nuts and/or seeds of your choice, soaked in water for 6 hours or overnight. You can leave the skins on. I used 3/4 cup almonds and 1/4 cup sesame seeds.

-4 cups of water

-1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)

-5 drops of vanilla liquid stevia
*You can also use a couple of soaked dates, honey, coconut syrup, or maple syrup.

Directions:

-Rinse and drain your soaked nuts and/seeds and pour into a blender.
-Add the water and blend until smooth.
-Using a nut sack, cheesecloth, fine mesh strainer, drain the milk into a large container. Place the nut/seed pulp aside.
– Add in your vanilla extract and all natural sweetener (if using) and mix well. *If using dates, blend them (with their soaked water) when you blend the nuts/seeds and water together.

*Don’t waste the pulp! You can dehydrate it on a baking sheet to make your own flour!
*Pour some into ice cube trays to use for smoothies!
*Make it chocolate milk by adding 2 tbsp of raw cacao powder!

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