Learn how to make your own raw nut milks from almond milk to hazelnut and get all the health benefist people are talking about.
This recipe by Erin Bosdet of Simply Dish will be absolutely adored by health conscious mama's (and their children) everywhere! Follow the instructions below to create almond milk 3 ways: plain, chocolate, and strawberry. No dairy, no soy, no corn syrup/sugar or artificial flavors, just pure, clean, nutrient-rich ingredients that will nourish every member of your household!
Make sure to soak those almonds for optimal creaminess and digestibility.
Nothing warms the belly and spirit quite like a cup of rich and creamy hot chocolate. By using raw cacao you also get that blissful, buzz from the potent compounds found within it such as anandamide and phenethylamine (the bliss and love chemicals). Not to mention all of those fabulous antioxidants. You'll find this recipe by Nikki Stokes of Eating Vibrantly very simple to make. While it's yummy as is you could also try adding a dash of cinnamon, cayenne, or even maca powder for an interesting superfood-infused twist with a South American flare. You can also blend in some melted coconut oil or cacao butter if you desire an even richer outcome.
Gluten free, sugar-free, dairy free and soy-free, this recipe for warm cacao milk is inspired by raw chocolate truffles! Curl up with your favorite book, a mug of cacao milk, and enjoy some peaceful solo time! Warming it up gently on the stove top or in the dehydrator is optional but we highly recommend it.
The texture of this hot chocolate is a bit thick due to the cacao nibs and the dates. For that reason, it reminds me a whole lot of the super-rich, upscale hot chocolates—the kind that are practically melted chocolate in a glass—that you’ll sometimes find at fine chocolatiers. Except this one is made with only almond milk, cacao nibs and powder, dates, and spice. A healthy spin on a decadent classic.
Little is as comforting this time of year than a warm cup of spicy hot cocoa. In this heart-warming, chocolate-tingle inducing recipe by Golubka you will find instructions for warming your creation on the stove top. If you want a truly raw hot chocolate simply take off the burner before it gets too hot. A simple finger test will allow you to gauge how hot it gets. Golubka uses fresh nut milk, melted cocoa butter and truly raw cocoa powder to create a smooth, rich, decadent hot cocoa infused with real vanilla bean and fresh spices of nutmeg and cinnamon. Soothing, nourishing bliss in a cup!
This doesn't contain any actual cereal grains, but does give that same feeling of nice big bowl of cereal and milk. The milk is even sweet and drinkable when finished. Enjoy!
Fresh nut milk is a staple on the raw food diet, and sometimes the ease and joy of making this tasty and healthy beverage can easily be forgotten. Well, we're here to remind you just how wonderful it is to blend up your own creamy nut milks from scratch. Make a large enough batch and you'll be all set for at least 4 or 5 days. Make sure to keep your nut milks in an airtight container, preferably glass. Masson jars work great! Serve a dash of milk in your coffee or tea, use over raw cereals, or use as the base of fresh smoothies. Make a flavored milk by blending in a few handfuls of blueberries or a tbs of raw cocoa powder. And don't forget the magic of sun dried vanilla beans, or a drizzle of honey to sweeten.
Amber Shea Crawley describes this raw vegan pecan milk as "smooth, silky, luxurious—this stuff’s liquid velvet." It is rich, creamy, and thick in texture making it more like a thin milkshake than a liquidy nut milk. The flavors of pecan, maple syrup, vanilla and cinnamon go so perfectly well together. Amber jokes that those flavors are a "polygamous marriage made in heaven". This recipe was adapted from a recipe in Matthew Kenney and Sarma Melngailis’ book Raw Food/Real World, and it’s fantastic!
Chocolate superfood alchemist Julia Corbett describes her chocolate elixir recipe very eloquently: "This herbal chocolate elixir really tastes like cookies and cream, and is high in minerals like magnesium, copper and selenium. A tasty meal in a glass, great for a morning energy kick or post exercise refuel."
Simplicity at it's finest! This chocolate mylk recipe combines fresh coconut milk with ice, a few drops of stevia, and of course a few tbs of Rawtella for a rich cacao hazelnut experience. Rawtella is sweetened only with coconut sugar crystals, which are low glycemic. Stevia is NO glycemic which makes this recipe very easy on the blood sugar. Sip on it's own, as a mylk over a raw cereal or porridge, or as a base for smoothies. Or leave out the ice, add a bit more water, and gently warm on the stove top and sprinkle with a little extra cocoa powder and coconut crystals for a warm drinking chocolate. Mmmm
When making nut mylks, you can always strain them through cheesecloth, nut milk bags, or paint bags from a local hardware store. Raw Chef Gena Hemshaw enjoys the smooth texture and versatility of strained nut mylks, she says " I almost always strain mine, but I also like to leave them as they are sometimes — unstrained mylks are thick, rich, and far more decadent! When I tasted this pumpkin seed creation, I knew it was perfect just as it was, and didn’t want to ruin it."
Hemp milk is a more protein rich alternative to standard almond milk, which is great for those of you who are working to incorporate more protein into your diets. Keep in mind, too, that the fats in this hemp milk comprise both Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids, which our bodies need for brain function, growth, and development.
A delicious, creamy blueberry maca milk made with fresh hemp seeds and maca root for hormonal balance and omega 3's. The blueberry flavor comes across subtle in this drink. It is sweet, smooth and rich and is a great breakfast to take with you in a thermos or mason jar when you're on the go.
A chocolate rich nut milk using almonds/cashews as a base and of course Rawtella to finish it off. Can also be served warm as a hot chocolate.
This raw cocktail is super refreshing, easy to make and oh so delicious! The beet greens add a hefty dose of calcium and other bone building minerals. Alkalinize!
Combine the deep satisfaction of light and creamy chocolaty hazel nut flavor with antioxidant-rich low-glycemic nourishing raw superfood ingredients, and you have my easy-to-make Raw Chocolate Hazel Nut Mylk Smoothie! Enjoy!
Everyone loves a good milkshake, right? You can make any nut mylk (using hemp seeds, almonds, Brazil nuts, pumpkin seeds – individually or some combination of them) and use it as the base for an entirely guilt-free, yet totally indulgent mylkshake.