Are you looking for alternatives to dairy and is it still a jungle for you? Do you end up using soy?

(not recommended- I only recommend fermented soy products that do not interfere with our hormones. Read more about soy).

Many people ask me how I make these milks so here are the recipes. Remember to always buy the fresher nuts and store nuts in the fridge in an airtight container to keep the oils fresh.

 

Coconut Milk: (made easy -no soaking)

Ingredients:

1 cup of shredded organic coconut

3-4 cups of water boiled but slightly cooled. Use less water if you want it very creamy (I love the real creamy version in my coffee and less creamy for curries)

Procedure:

Mix in high speed blender and blend for a couple of minutes then pour through a sieve.

Use for:

Creamy  lattes, creamy sauces, chia porridge and milk shakes/smoothies.

Store in the fridge for up to 3 days (the fat will stay at the top but will melt in room temperature.

 

Pistachio Milk: (no soaking necessary)

Ingredients:

1 cup of fresh unsalted pistachios

3 cups of filtered cold water

Procedure:

Mix in high speed blender and blend for a couple of minutes then pour through a sieve.

Use for:

Coffee, cereal, porridge, chia porridge, deserts, smoothies etc. The taste is not overwhelming so can be used for various recipes. It is not very creamy. Easy as the pistachios do not require soaking.

Store in the fridge for up to 3 days.

 

Almond milk: (soak almonds min. 3 hrs prior to making this recipe)

Ingredients:

1 cup of almonds

3-4 cups of water

a dash of vanilla (if used for sweeter things)

Procedure:

Mix in high speed blender and blend for a couple of minutes then pour through a sieve.

Use for: Chai, cereals, smoothies, hot chocolate, cakes, coffee (not so creamy) sauces and all deserts including the chia recipes.

Store in the fridge for up to 3 days

 

Cashew Milk: (soak cashews for min 1 hour)

Ingredients:

1 cup of soaked cashews

3-4 cups of water

Procedure:

Mix in high speed blender and blend for a couple of minutes then pour through a sieve.

Use for: Chai, cereals, smoothies, hot chocolate, cakes, coffee (delicious) sauces and all deserts including the chia recipes.

Store in the fridge for up to 3 days

 

ENJOY