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DIY Non-Dairy Milk Alternatives

Since cow’s milk creates an acidic environment in the body, creates inflammation and leaches calcium from the bones, I opt for milk alternatives.

I used to buy milk alternatives at the grocery store, but soon realized that there are way too many ingredients. So instead, I make my own! And you know what? It’s super easy!

And what’s great about making your own milk is that there are never more than 4 ingredients!

These milks keep up to 5 days in the fridge, but my guess is you’ll drink them way before they go bad!

Here are my go to milk alternatives:

Almond Milk

  • 1 cup of raw almonds
  • 4 cups of filtered water

Soak the almonds in water for a minimum of 4 hours. Sometimes mine soak a lot longer if I’m busy and on the go. No problem!

When you’re ready to make the almond milk, drain the almonds and rinse. Place the almonds in a blender and add your 4 cups of water. Blend. Squeeze the almond milk through a cheese-cloth or a nut-bag. Pour your homemade almond milk into mason jars and keep in the fridge.

Hemp Milk

Put the hemp hearts (no soaking required!) and the water into the blender. Blend. You can squeeze the blended milk through the cheese-cloth or nut-bag, or not. If the teeny tiny bits bother you, then strain, otherwise, just pour the blended milk into mason jars and store in the fridge.

Creamy Almond Coconut Milk

  • 1 cup of raw almonds
  • 4 cups of filtered water
  • 1 can of full fat coconut milk

Follow the directions for almond milk above. Once the almond milk has been strained and before you put it into the mason jars, pour the almond milk back into the blender and add the coconut milk. Blend. Then pour into mason jars and store in the fridge.

Cashew Coconut Milk

  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 4 cups of filtered water
  • 1 can of full fat coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract

Soak the cashews in warm water for 1/2 hour. Drain the cashews and place into the blender with all the other ingredients. Blend until smooth. Pour into mason jars and store in the fridge.

I hope you’ll try making your own milk alternative. I promise, once you do, you’ll never buy the packaged ones again!

Enjoy! And remember …… you are what you eat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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