Dairy Free Milk


Ingredients

  • 1 cup organic/raw/non-GMO soaked nuts (almonds (blanched work best), cashews, macadamia nuts, hazelnuts, or other), hemp seeds, coconut meat, OR quinoa

NOTE: Make a choice from the list above. If making milk for infants, coconut meat isn’t recommended as it has a laxative effect on babies under the age of 2. Also, some babies suffer from nut allergies, so I’d recommend selecting another food from the list unless you know for a fact that baby isn’t allergic.

  • 2 cups of hot alkaline/purified water

NOTE:  Hot water makes the milk more creamy. If making milk for infants, do not use nursery water because it contains fluoride.

  • 1 tablespoon grade B organic maple syrup, coconut sugar crystals, or 1-2 pitted dates (if you prefer to use a different sweetener, feel free to do so)

NOTEIf making milk for infants, coconut sugar crystals aren’t recommended as the sweetener has a laxative effect on babies under the age of 2.

  • 1 dash pink Himalayan salt crystals
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract or powder, OPTIONAL
  • 1 -2 pinches cassia or ceylon cinnamon, OPTIONAL
  • 1 -3 tablespoons raw maca powder, OPTIONAL
  • 1-3 tablespoons powdered moringa, chlorella, or spirulina, OPTIONAL

NOTE: I suggest starting with the recommended amount of the optional ingredients and increasing the amount per your desired taste..

Directions

  1. Soak 1 cup of  the organic/raw ingredient you selected from the list of the first ingredient above over night in purified water.
  2. Drain the water from the soaked food.
  3. Heat 2 cups of purified water, but not to the boiling point.
  4. Put the soaked food and 2 cups of hot purified water in the blender.
  5. Blend for 2-4 minutes.
  6. Pour contents through a strainer or cheesecloth into a glass bowl.
  7. Wash the blender.
  8. Pour the milk in the blender and add pink Himalayan salt crystals, optional ingredients of your choice, and the sweetener you selected from the list of the third ingredient above.
  9. Blend 1-2 minutes.
  10. Refrigerate in a glass container until ready to drink.
  11. Use within 48 hours.

Note: If making for infants or toddlers, I suggest purchasing a natural vitamin drop for infants to ensure that baby gets all the necessary nutrients. While moringa, chlorella, and spirulina are packed with nutrients, there are a few missing that are important to babies overall growth and well-being.

Author: Sherrice Sledge-Thomas

Sherrice Sledge-Thomas is the founder and Chief Visionary Officer at Herb Culture University. She's known as the Suburban Herbalista because her place of residence along with her life experiences have shaped her unique brand of herbalism. Sherrice's herbal studies are rooted in experiences with her "rootworking" grandmother and a host of wise women in her community. To compliment her grassroots herbalist education, she earned a Health Coaching certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts with a focus on Women's Studies from The Ohio State University and a Master of Business Administration from Franklin University with a focus on Organizational Leadership and Management. Over the years, she's obtained a variety of certifications in the learning, leadership development, and change management space to compliment her holistic health work. This is the reason many of her certification programs and workshops incorporate elements of strategic planning and execution. Sherrice is the mother of three handsome young men. She enjoys meditation, yoga, and free-spirited dancing.

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