Experimenting With Seed Milks: 4 Rawsome Recipes

Plant-based milks have been increasing in popularity over the past few years. With the understanding that dairy products may be doing more harm to the body than good, people are experimenting with a variety of plant-based dairy alternatives. Not only are plant-based dairy alternatives nutrient dense, but they are also delicious and easier for the body to process, provided you aren’t buying the ones that contain added sugars and flavorings.

 

In case you haven’t noticed, we have been posting a lot of plant-based dairy alternative recipes. Many of these dairy-free recipes contain nuts, and we recognize that there are many people out there with nut allergies. There is no reason that people, who have nut allergies and want to cleanse, should have limited diets. This is where our seed-based, nut-free recipes will become your best friends.

 

The instructions for how to make seed milks and nut milks are exactly the same. Both nuts and seeds have to be soaked in water for several hours, drained, then blended with water, and strained through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth. They stay the freshest if kept in an airtight glass jar or bottle in the fridge. It is recommended to consume them within five days. Below you’ll find four seed milk recipes and instructions. We hope you like them!

 

Pumpkin Seed Milk:

The flavor and color of pumpkin seed milk may surprise you because it is quite nutty and has a subtle green tint, giving the impression that it is mint-flavored. Pumpkin seeds have been known to improve prostate health, heart health, and have even helped reduce the risk of certain cancers. Here’s how to make the recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds (soaked overnight and then drained)
  • 3 cups filtered water
  • 1 teaspoon alcohol-free vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons 100% pure grade A maple syrup

Instructions:

  • Add all of ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Place a cheesecloth over a large bowl to help strain your pumpkin seed milk.
  • Slowly pour the mixture through the cheesecloth and squeeze it to make sure you get every ounce of seed milk that you can.
  • Store in a glass jar, refrigerate the seed milk, and consume within 5 days.

 

Sunflower Seed Milk:

Sunflower seeds are the most affordable seeds and can be turned into a delicious seed milk. They have been known to help promote hair growth and improve skin elasticity, bone health, and cholesterol levels. Here’s how to make the recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raw sunflower seeds (soaked overnight and then drained)
  • 3 cups filtered water
  • 2 tablespoons raw agave syrup

Instructions:

  • Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Place a cheesecloth over a large bowl to help strain your sunflower seed milk.
  • Slowly pour the mixture through the cheesecloth and squeeze it to make sure you get every ounce of seed milk that you can.
  • Store in a glass jar, refrigerate the seed milk, and consume within 5 days.

 

Hemp Seed Cacao Milk:

Made from hemp seeds and raw cacao, this seed milk is a great alternative to chocolate milk. Hemp seeds are rich in protein, containing about 34 grams of protein per 100 grams. For this recipe, we suggest that you use hulled hemp seeds, also known as hemp hearts. Here’s how to make the recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup hemp hearts
  • 3 cups filtered water
  • 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
  • 1 teaspoon alcohol-free vanilla extract
  • a pinch of sea salt

Instructions:

  • Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Place a cheesecloth over a large bowl to help strain your hemp seed milk.
  • Slowly pour the mixture through the cheesecloth and squeeze it to make sure you get every ounce of seed milk that you can.
  • Store in a glass jar, refrigerate the seed milk, and consume within 3 days.

 

Sesame Seed Cinnamon Milk:

This sesame seed cinnamon milk has a creamy texture and is filled with heart-healthy fats. Sesame seeds are packed with antioxidants, which help to slow the signs of aging and contribute to more youthful looking skin. They also help to boost digestion, hair growth, bone health, and can even improve energy levels. Here’s how to make the recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raw sesame seeds (soaked overnight and then drained)
  • 3 cups filtered water
  • 4 dates, pitted
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon alcohol-free vanilla extract
  • a pinch of sea salt

Instructions:

  • Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Place a cheesecloth over a large bowl to help strain your sesame seed milk.
  • Slowly pour the mixture through the cheesecloth and squeeze it to make sure you get every ounce of seed milk that you can.
  • Store in a glass jar, refrigerate the seed milk, and consume within 3 days.

 

Sources:

https://treadingmyownpath.com/2013/07/29/experimenting-with-seed-milks/

https://www.nestandglow.com/healthy-food/seed-milk-4-ways-nut-free

2019-03-27T16:56:29-07:00