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Non-Dairy Milk Alternative Recipes

DIY Non-Dairy Milk

If you haven’t read my post on non-dairy milk alternatives, you didn’t see that 33% of the US population is lactose intolerant and 75% of adults lose their ability to digest lactose as they get older. For these reasons, and due to the prevalence of dairy allergies, non-dairy milk has taken the dairy aisle by storm! Though most non-dairy milk alternatives are made from non-GMO ingredients, they do contain added gums, stabilizers and thickeners.  

For the majority, these additives won’t cause any adverse reactions. However, if you have a sensitive stomach, you might find that these cause intestinal distress. If you fall into that category, or if you simply like to experiment in the kitchen, non-dairy milk can easily be whipped up in the comfort of your own home!

Non-Dairy Milk Recipes!

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 cup of nut/seed of choice (combine different types, try something new like pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds..the options are endless)
  • 4 cups filtered water
  • High-powered blender
  • Cheese cloth or very thin dish cloth
  • Optional additions for sweetness/flavor variety: 3-6 pitted dates, 2-3 Tbsp maple syrup or agave, 1-2 tsp cinnamon, 2 Tbsp cocoa powder, vanilla bean or extract, nutmeg, cloves, etc.

What to do:

  1. Soak the nuts/seeds overnight (or up to 2 days) in pure water with ½ tsp sea salt. (Soaking nuts/seeds breaks down phytic acid and enzyme inhibitors which makes them easier to digest and increases the bioavailability of nutrients. )
  2. After soaking, rinse nuts/seeds and put them in a high-powered blender with 4 cups of filtered water. Do not fill to capacity, as ingredients expand when blended.
  3. Blend until completely smooth.
  4. Strain mixture into a large bowl through cheese cloth or dish towel
  5. Put mixture back into blender with your sweeteners/spices.
  6. Pour into a pitcher or large mason jar and store in refrigerator for up to one week.

I’ve even heard of people making strawberry nut milk! Go crazy. Enjoy your allergy-free milk.

References:

http://www.thealternativedaily.com/non-dairy-milk-recipes/

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Danielle Crumble Smith

Danielle is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist currently living in Colorado though she is originally from TN and has lived in AK, CA, and NV. She and her husband, Colton, have two crazy dogs and are expecting twins in August. She received her degree in Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Science from California State University at Northridge and has since worked in a variety of roles as Dietitian over the past 7 years. Danielle has experience working in both clinical inpatient settings as well as outpatient. Her client/patient population has spanned from individuals with Food Allergies, Gastrointestinal Disorders, Eating Disorders, Autoimmune conditions, Diabetes, Kidney Disease, Sports Performance and Weight Management. In her free time, Danielle loves hiking with her husband, having FaceTime dates with family and doing anything outside!

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