Nuts About Milk! Week Two!

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Well, today was a disaster! I decided to play with my milk bag and make milk out of something I had a lot of in my pantry. I came across a large bag of sunflower seeds, which I love on salads, so I decided to soak a small amount overnight. I followed my almond milk recipes and blended the seeds with water and strained. I took a sip, my eyes widened and I spat it out of my mouth. I can honestly say my taste buds have never reacted like that in my life! Luckily, I only made a small amount so I didn’t waste ingredients, which would’ve been expensive. I think next time I will add seeds in with nuts so the flavour is not overpowering.

Have you had any disasters in the kitchen? Pease feel free to comment below. Thank you for reading.

Nuts About Milk! Week One!

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For the next four weeks Mondays will be dedicated to milk. I personally don’t drink soya due to the hormones it contains, so this is the perfect opportunity to experiment with various recipes for nut and seed based milk to find alternatives.

Today I will be making Almond milk, which you can buy in supermarkets and health stores, but it can contain hidden sugar. I don’t think you can beat making food from scratch and this process was extremely satisfying. When I drank the first cup I was overcome with the fact that I had made it!

Nut milk is incredibly quick and easy to make! I think it took me in total about 10 minutes, including the time it took me to find my nut bag. So many recipes require milk, wouldn’t it be fun to be able to make milk that actually compliments the dish you want to cook? Nuts and seeds are the answer! I hope you enjoy this simple recipe, please feel free to comment below.

Almond Milk


8 oz Almonds


950ml water


Nut milk bag

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1.     Soak nuts for 8 hours or overnight
  

2.    Blend nuts and add the water gradually

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3.  Blend until smooth
 

4.  Strain milk through the nut bag into a bowl


5.  Pour into a clean bottle and keep in the fridge

Lasts 2-3 days in the fridge

ENJOY!