4 Seed Milks You Can Easily Make Yourself At Home

No soaking bags necessary.

Alternative to cows milk.
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By now, we know where we’re at with almond milk. We’re well versed in macadamia milk, oat milk, and coconut milk too. When it comes to plant based milks, it’s certainly not our first rodeo.

Until however, we learned that SEED milks are a million percent a thing, and that they’re actually damn delicious. You can also make them at home, and they require none of the boring-AF admin that a lot of nuts do, ‘cause let’s be real, who’s got time for nut milk bags and straining and soaking overnight?

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it’s 2018: are you still straining your nut milks? today on the blog i’m sharing 3 different seed milk recipes that you don’t need to strain?it’s literally measure, blend, and drank! •pumpkin, sunflower, and hemp seed milks are my favorite since they don’t require a cheesecloth. they blend so well with water and come out frothy, creamy, and rich. •seeds average out to be less expensive per pound than other nut milk bases like brazil, cashew, or almond so your wallet can be happy? •they last about 3-4 days in the fridge •it’s key to rotate different nuts and seeds in your diet to lessen the chances of developing a food intolerance/allergy as nuts are pretty high up on this list. •these are the basic seed milk recipes that i encourage you to make your own! add cinnamon, turmeric, matcha or cacao. i always have at least one on hand in my fridge for smoothie bases, black tea, or nighttime elixirs. link is in bio. happy wednesday everyone! #leefromamerica

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If you’ve got a good-qual, high-speed blender and a varietal of seed, you’ll be seed milking until the cows come home. (Or the seeds. Maybe we’d best start waiting for them to come home instead?).

Much like their nuttier counterparts, seed milks can be added to just about anything you’d use cows milk for. Coffee, smoothies, hot chocco’s or poured over granola, they’re a delicious alternative that are cost-effective, easy as pie and fuss-free. A triple-threat on the mean streets of the milk-alternative world.

Once you’ve blitzed your seeds to a smooth, milk-like consistency, simply store in an air-tight container, keep in the fridge for up to four days then stroll into the office with a holier-than-thou smirk on your face because you’re just the type of person who makes their own milks these days.

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Here are 4 seed milks that you can make yourself at home:

1. Hemp milk

A hero of the wellness world, hemp seeds are rich in vitamins, minerals, healthy plant based fats, antioxidants, fibre, live enzymes, and natural chlorophyllTo create a supremely nutritious seed milk in seconds, simply combine one cup of hemp seeds with three cups of water (filtered is best, y’all) and blitz on a high speed for around three minutes, or until the desired consistency has been reached. Spoiler: the mixture will separate, but that’s actually a good thing as it means the fibre is still intact. Simply shake it like a polaroid picture and continue.

2. Pumpkin seed milk

Complete with a sea-green tint, pumpkin seeds offer one of the highest plant-based sources of protein, containing all essential amino acids. They’re also a great source of iron, zinc, calcium and magnesium. SOLD! Like hemp, you just need one cup of raw pumpkin seeds to three cups of filtered water. Blend, enjoy, and don’t over-think the slightly strange colour. If you can blue-algae latte, you can sea-green pumpkin-seed milk.

3. Chia seed milk

A long-tooted superfood, chia seeds offer an impressive nutrient profile and contain omega-3 fatty acids, protein, fibre, antioxidants and calcium. Same drill: one cup chia seeds to three cups of filtered water.

4. Sunflower seed milk

Brimming with vitamin E, magnesium and selenium, sunflower seeds are a great option for making a slightly-nutty-tasting seed milk. Grab one cup of sunflower kernels, three cups of filtered water and then go to town in the blender to really macerate the seeds. You’re welcome.

Stay seedy, sisters.

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