People mocked my nut milk bag purchase despite this being something I’d wanted to buy for AGES but had never quite gotten around to it. I have to say buying this was literally one of the single most exciting days of my life, only trumped by the fact that I actually made my own nut milk quickly a few days later!!
It’s actually surprisingly easy to make your own nut milk but it’s not an instant process. The processes themselves are really quick it’s the hours of waiting in between that are time consuming! The first question people asked wasn’t how but why. This was a shock, if you can make something yourself why wouldn’t you?! Secondly, it is sadly assumed that all health products purchased in a store are actually healthy and good for you, and they generally are but if you look at the ingredients you may be shocked to find some nasties in there and other ingredients which you just don’t need! My nut milk has 2 ingredients; nut and water. So how do you make nut milk? Here we go:
Buy 100g of your nut of choice, put them in a bowl and put in some cold water which is just enough to cover the nuts. Cover with cling film and leave them to soak for anywhere between 6 – 12 hours. Then drain the water off. Put your nuts in a blender and add 300g of cold water. Blend blend blend until you’ve got milk and hardly any nut chunks. Strain the milk through your nut milk bag into a jug, once you’ve strained really squeeze and twist what’s left in the nut milk bag to really get as much in the jug as possible.
This will last in the fridge for about 5 days (if you can wait that long to drink it!). I suppose the next question is what can you do with it, well anything! You can use it to cook with, you can drink it on it’s own, you can heat it up and add some raw cacao and make some hot chocolate, you can add some cardomom and cinnamon and make a nice soothing milky drink before bed! The possibilities are pretty endless, if you can imagine it you can do it 🙂
Love Roo xx
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