Nut Milk Recipe


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I recently decided to give up coffee for a bit and have been experimenting with coffee alternatives.  This nut milk does the trick.

Recipe:

1 1/2 cup almonds (I find soaking the nuts overnight helps them to blend smoothly, but it certainly isn’t necessary)

1/2 cup of walnuts

1 Tablespoon of sesame seeds

2 Tablespoons of flax seeds

3 Tablespoons of maple syrup

1 Tablespoon of vanilla extract

dash of cinnamon

4 cups of water

Blend (in your vitamix or high speed blender) for 2 minutes.  I love this thick and nutty, but strain with cheesecloth if you are looking for the creamy consistency of milk and discard the solids.

Swap out the maple syrup for stevia to cut out the sugar (you would only need a dropper-full of stevia in that case).  We are blessed with lots of fresh maple syrup in our home from my in laws farm.  Maple Syrup is rich in trace minerals not to mention it’s irresistible taste.

IMG_1563Heat milk with some cacao powder for a tasty hot chocolate treat or serve cold with some cinnamon sprinkled on top.  My next endeavor is to add pumpkin spice or some shredded pumpkin for fall.  Enjoy!