how to make sprouted nut milk

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Do your belly a favor. Sprout your nuts. 


SPROUTING

Don't let the word sprout freak you out. To sprout simply means to germinate or grow. 

WHY + HOW

why:

Sprouting seeds gives them life. Literally. Before you sprout a seed it is basically dormant. Yes, it still has nutritional benefits, but when sprouted, you unlock even more nutrients the seed has stored inside of it.

how:

Completely submerge the nuts in filtered water and soak overnight for 24-48 hours in a large blender, bowl or jar. Cover loosely with a cheese cloth or towel to allow a little air flow. After soaking, rinse well with cold water. You can now use your sprouted nuts to make nut milk!

SPROUTING BENEFITS

  • easier to digest
  • more nutritional value
  • increased absorption of vitamins + minerals

MY FAVORITE TYPES OF PLANT-BASED MILK

  • cashew
  • almond
  • brazil nut
  • pine nut
  • walnut
  • pumpkin seed
  • hemp seed

INGREDIENTS

FLAVORING OPTIONS

  • 1-2 tsp maple syrup (sweetened)
  • 1-2 tsp honey (sweetened)
  • Β½ -1 tsp vanilla extract (vanilla milk)
  • 1-2 tsp cacao powder (chocolate milk)
  • 1-2 handfuls fruit (I prefer strawberries)

STEP-BY-STEP

  1. soak your nuts overnight for 24-48 hours in filtered water to sprout
  2. once sprouted, rinse well
  3. combine rinsed nuts and filtered water into blender
  4. blend until creamy (I use a Vitamix)
  5. pour milk from blender into a large bowl and strain using a nut milk bag, cheese cloth or old panty hose (I use Ellie's Best Nut Milk Bag- use code: abigailchambley for a discount)
  6. once strained, pour milk from large bowl back into blender (this makes it easier to pour into your jar)
  7. if flavoring, combine desired ingredient and strained milk back into blender and blend for 1-2 minutes
  8. pour into air tight jar and store in fridge
  9. enjoy up to ~10 days
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My favorite ways to use homemade nut milk are in my matcha lattes, smoothies, golden milk lattes, and even cereal! Check out more of my nut milk recipes here but try to sprout them first! Have you made your own nut milk before? If so, what was your experience? 

xx,

abby