Milk Alternatives - Plant Milk Day!

recipes to warm the soul

There are plenty of milk alternatives on the market made from nuts, seeds, beans, even from oats- but did you know that with a little time and a little knowhow you can easily make non-dairy “milks” at home?

In our Thyme kitchen, we’ve made milk from cashews, almonds, soybeans, frozen bananas, and sunflower seeds and all of them were tasty milk-free additions to our smoothies. All you need is water, a blender, some muslin, and a fine sieve to get started.

Here are our favourite, tasty, super simple recipes to get you up and running: 

 

BANANA MILK

Ingredients

2 bananas, frozen and peeled

470 ml cold water

1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

One of our Frozen Smoothie Mixes - we recommend Energy Currant 

Method

1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth, about 2 minutes

2. When smooth, add Energy Currant Frozen Smoothie Mix and blend for 30 seconds to a minute. Consume right away or chill.

3. The Banana Milk may separate when left to chill, just give it a shake to bring it back to life. Consume within 48 hours.

 

 

 

SUNFLOWER MILK

Ingredients

250g unsalted, roasted sunflower seeds

2 pints of water, separated

One of our Frozen Smoothie Mixes - we recommend All Hail Kale

Method

1. Cover sunflower seeds in a container with the first pint of water. The container should be narrow enough to keep all the seeds submerged. Let stand overnight.

2. Drain the water into a sieve and pour the nuts back into the blender. Cover with the remaining water and blend until smooth, about 3 minutes.

3. Empty the contents of the blender into a bowl topped with a muslin-lined sieve. Gather the sides of the muslin and squeeze the liquids through. This may take a bit of time, so be patient.

4. Add All Hail Kale Frozen Smoothie Mix to Sunflower Milk and blend for 30 seconds to a minute.

5. Once the milk has been pushed through it can be consumed straight away or chilled for 3 days.

  

Happy Plant Milk Day!