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Waste Free Mylk Recipes 

Posted by CaliWoods Crew on

Milk is a packaged food item that most of us use everyday. Make your morning coffee and creamy smoothie waste-free with these delicious Plant-Based Nut Milk recipes!

Easy, affordable, nutritious AND the planet will thank you...

 

Plant based Nut Mylk is not only delicious, but it packs a serious nutritional punch! Homemade is even better since it is fresh and there are no additives or preservatives like the store-bought versions. 

  • Packed with antioxidants 
  • Full of vitamins and minerals
  • Controls blood sugar levels so less energy crashes
  • Source of healthy fat for heart health
  • Boosts immunity so you fight off those bugs
  • Helps with weight management.... we could go on!

The ingredients are very simple and easily found at bulk bin stores. Simply take your own containers/jars and fill them up = waste free food shopping! Check out our Bulk Food Shopping Guide for step-by-step instructions.

Here are our three favourite mylk recipes; coconut milk, almond milk and oat milk:

COCONUT 

Coco Mylk is decadent and creamy - instant coffee upgrade. The subtle coconut flavour brings a tropical flare to your day. A CaliWoods favourite!

  • 1 Cup Coconut chips
  • 1 1/2 Cups Hot Filtered Water *Nutritional Tips 

Soak the Coconut chips in the hot water for 2 hours, then blend together (nutribullet, standard blender or food processor works).

Strain through Nut Mylk Bag (a handkerchief/muslin cloth also works if you already have one).

Make sure to really 'milk it' - the end squeezes is where all the creamy goodness lives.

Pour mylk into airtight bottles and keep in the fridge. Will last 3 or so days. 

ALMOND

Almond Mylk is creamy and slightly nutty in flavour. A staple for everything from coffee, to smoothies, to cooking. 

  • 1 x Cup of Natural, Raw Almonds - 200g
  • 4 Cups of Filtered Water *Nutritional Tips
  • Pinch of salt (optional)
  • 2 x Dates (optional for sweeter)
  • Drop of Vanilla Essence, a pinch of any spice - cinnamon, cardamon (optional)

Soak almonds overnight or for at least 8 plus hours and then rinse thoroughly twice. **Nutritional Tips 

Blend water and almonds in a blender on high for approximately 2 minutes.

Strain through Nut Mylk Bag (a handkerchief/muslin cloth also works if you already have one).

Pour mylk into airtight bottles and refrigerate. Use within 3-5 days. 

Tip! Dry out the pulp, blend again, and use as almond flour for waste-free Bliss Balls and raw baking.

OAT

Oat Mylk is one of the cheapest mylks to make - a beautiful smooth and creamy textured mylk! A great alternative for those who cannot consume nut mylks. 

  • 1 Cup Organic Oats ***Nutritional Tips
  • 3 Cups Filtered Water *Nutritional Tips 
  • Pinch of salt (optional)
  • 2 x Dates (optional for sweeter)

Soak oats for 3 or more hours. Drain off liquid and rinse thoroughly.** Nutritional Tips 

Blend oats and water together until smooth - about 2 minutes on high.

Strain through Nut Mylk Bag (a handkerchief/muslin cloth also works if you already have one). Keep squeezing until no liquid is left.  

Pour mylk into airtight bottles and pop in the fridge. Use within 3-5 days. 

 

 

Need a Nut Mylk Bag? Get yourself one on our website here!

Plant based mylk is delicious in your morning brew, with granola, in your smoothie OR even just straight from the bottle!

Check out our Bulk Food Shopping Guide for tips on how to shop these ingredients waste free!

 

Nutritional Tips From Jade: 

1. * Filtered Water makes better mylk and a good filter is worth the health investment if you are on town supply. Chlorine and fluoride in town supply interferes with the bodies iodine pathways and negatively impacts good bacteria in the body. Filters can remove chlorine, mineralise water, and more. Examples we suggest; Alka Jug from Ionza and Water Co. Check out your local stores for on the bench options and tap filters. Don't be afraid to ask the store questions to find the best filter for you!

2. ** Activating Nuts - To increase nutrient absorption of seeds, grains, nuts, soaking is recommended. This removes the Phytic Acid, what is called an anti-nutrient. This is designed to protect the nut or grain in nature. This process ensures our bodies can absorb the nutrients or 'goodies' the food has to offer.

3. *** Organic - A fully organic diet is not affordable for everyone. However, like with oats, swapping to organic isn't always excessively more expensive. Why we support organics? Health benefits (free from pesticides and chemical residue), healthier soils, improved water quality. Choose where to put your money - learning about Clean 15 and the Dirty Dozen is helpful!

 

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