Making your own plant-based milk can be much healthier and more sustainable than buying them. Blending a mixture of nuts and seeds adds different flavours, nutritional properties and can be a thrifty budget saver.
Depending on where you live in the world almonds are often not the most sustainable choice due to water requirements and pesticide usage. Hazelnuts or cashews can be great substitute.
Dairy-free Recipes have no animal milk or milk products no cheese, no yoghurt. Dairy is a common food allergen, dairy can cause inflammation.
High fibre foods are an important part of a healthy digestive system. Whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds are high in fibre.
Recipes with plant protein-rich ingredients. Examples of plant-based high protein foods include; quinoa, teff, millet, wild rice, oats, buckwheat, amaranth, sorghum, wheat, nuts, seeds, hemp seeds, peas, beans, lentils, legumes, soy, tofu & tempeh, broccoli, brussels, spinach, kale, mushrooms, nutritional yeast.
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Almond Pumpkin Hemp Milk
RINSE AND SOAK nuts and seeds together in 2 cups water 8hrs to overnight.
DRAIN AND RINSE add to blender with 4 cups filtered water and blend until liquid smooth – add flavour + fibre* if using
STRAIN through a nut bag if you don’t like the texture. Reserve nut pulp to make cookies
SERVE in a glass, eat with cereal or make a smoothie, hot cacao or use in muffins.
STORE in a glass jar in the fridge OR Ferment into Kefir
NUTS & SEEDS substitute Almond for hazelnuts, cashew, walnuts or any other nut or seed you fancy.
LOW FODMAP + IBS limit serving to 1 cup and see how your body feels.
PREBIOTIC FIBRE = green banana flour, cassava flour, acacia fibre powder, tapioca fibre (not starch), chicory root powder, Jerusalem artichoke powder, mesquite powder, baobab powder Prebiotic fibre passes through the small intestine and into the colon where it feeds our beneficial bacteria and helps colonise our gut. The prebiotic fibre helps with plant milk fermentation.