I have been off dairy milk for over 15 years and must say that I don't miss it when I am able to enjoy a delicously made nut or seed milk. I know you may be thinking, I don't have time to make my own milk or I can't afford to buy all those nuts & seeds.
But you can make them in 4 simple steps and you can use sunflower seeds, hemp seeds or pumpkin seeds which are not as expensive. The great thing about seeds is they are packed with Iron, Zinc, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium & Folate, Fibre and healthy essential fats without any nasty additives.
All you need is your favourite seed, some filtered/spring water and a blender and you have a health promoting, nutritious milk that you can be proud of.
1. Take 1 cup of your favourite nut or seeds and soak it in 2 cups of water overnight
2. Then rinse the nuts or seeds thoroughly and then place them in a blender (this doesn't have to be a high speed blender) and top it with 3 cups of water.
3. Blend until it gets to a creamy consistency
4. Pour it through a sieve or if you want you can buy a milk bag (but you don't need one) and push it through until you are left with the pulp.
Now enjoy your chemical and additive free milk in your favourite smoothie, or on top of homemade muesli/granola or just drink a small glass as is.
DON'T throw the pulp away because there are lots of great recipes out there that use the pulp in biscuits, cakes even pizza bases.
Why not give it a go, your body will only be thanking you for it!