Is flax milk your new favorite beverage to drink? If it isn’t already, it’s about to become your new favorite plant-based milk. Many people cannot properly digest because they are lactose intolerant. In fact, roughly 65% of the human population has a reduced ability to digest lactose. Luckily, we live in a time when there are more plant-based milks than we know what to do with. You can enjoy everything from hazelnut milk and hemp seed milk to macadamia nut milk and this homemade flax seed milk.
For people with nut allergies who struggle to find nut-free dairy alternatives, flax seed milk is an excellent choice. Flax seeds contain beneficial polyunsaturated fatty acids, including omega-3s and omega-6s. In fact, flax seeds are one of the richest dietary sources of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which is an essential omega-3. The body cannot produce it, so you have to obtain it via your diet. According to studies, ALA can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and blood clots. It also helps to reduce triglyceride and cholesterol levels.
Next time you need a plant-based milk option, turn to this recipe. It will always be here for your enjoyment. And don’t forget to explore our other plant-based milk recipes in our recipe section.
- Prep Time:5m
- Total Time:5m
- 1/4 c whole flaxseeds
- 3 c filtered water
- pinch of cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. alcohol-free vanilla extract
- Add all of the ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend for about 20-30 seconds.
- Pour the mixture through a nut milk bag or fine mesh sieve and strain the liquid into a container. Make sure to press all the liquid you can out of blended pulp.
- Store the flax seed milk in a glass jar in the fridge and consume within 3 days.