Almond Pumpkin Hemp Milk

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.  

  • Prep soaking + 5mins
  • Cook Time 0
  • Difficulty Low
  • Servingmakes approx 4 cups
  • Dairy free

    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

    High fibre foods are an important part of a healthy digestive system. Whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds are high in fibre.

  • Plant Based Vegan

    Vegan recipes are plant-based and have no animal products; no meat, no eggs, no dairy and no honey. Plant-based recipes ingredients are made from plants.

     

  • Plant Protein

    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.

  • Zinc

Ingredients

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  • ½ cup raw almonds or hazelnuts
  • ¼ cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ cup raw hemp heart seeds
  • 2 cups water - soaking
  • 4 cups filtered water - blending
  • 1 -2 teaspoons prebiotic fibre*
  • 1 date | 2 teaspoons vanilla - optional
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Method

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

Tips + Suggestions

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.

 

DETAILS How to make PLANT MILK & then ferment to make KEFIR