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Milk Alternatives: 9 Recipes

MACADAMIA MILK
Inspired by Raw Food, Real World (Regan Books, 2005)
1 cup macadmaia nuts, soaked 1 hour or more
3 cups filtered water
3 tablespoons agave nectar
2 tablespoons coconut butter (optional)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract (optional)
pinch of sea salt
(optional)

1. In a blender, blend the nuts and water on high speed for about 2 minutes.
2. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend to combine.
3. Strain if you want it super creamy, or drink as is.

OAT MILK
2 cups cooked oatmeal
4 cups water
1 ripe banana
1 teaspoon vanilla
Pinch of salt (optional)
Sweetener to taste (if desired)

1. Place all ingredients in blender and process until smooth about 2-3 minutes.
2. Chill, and shake before using.

RICE MILK
1/2 cup brown rice
8 cups water
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
3 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1. Place rice, 8 cups water, and salt in pan.
2. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat, reduce heat to low and simmer 3 hours, or until rice is very soft. (You can also do this in a slow cooker overnight.)
3. In blender, puree rice mixture with remaining ingredients. You will have to do it in two batches. Puree each batch at least 2 or 3 minutes to completely liquefy the rice.
4. Add more water if you prefer it thinner.

For more information on Milk Alternatives, read Milk Alternatives: Easy Greening.

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Melissa Breyer

Melissa Breyer is a writer and editor with a background in sustainable living, specializing in food, science and design. She is the co-author of True Food (National Geographic) and has edited and written for regional and international books and periodicals, including The New York Times Magazine. Melissa lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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7:00PM PDT on Jul 27, 2014

cheers :)

6:42PM PDT on Jul 27, 2014

Uh .... how discouraging! I thought I was onto a good thing when I started drinking almond milk. .... Making my own from now on!!

4:17AM PDT on Jul 25, 2014

thanks

10:43AM PDT on Jul 24, 2014

Appreciate the recipes. Can't wait to try a few.

10:13AM PDT on Jul 24, 2014

I have been making my homemade almond milk for three years, after getting a Vitamix I never looked back. I use the basic recipe - soak almonds overnight, drain, whirl, strain thru a milk bag.I use 5 cups of almonds, divided, each half whirled in about 6 cups water: I get about 12 cups of milk. Pour milk into canning jars, cover top with wax or parchment paper and seal with sealer & ring, and refrigerate until ready to use; it will keep for about 10 days to 2 weeks, the last few used are just starting to go so we do not drink those by the glass, use mostly on cereal or in cooking/baking. My mum drinks a glass before bed to help her sleep, and I love a glass with a sandwich for lunch. Pure, Simple,Yummy ! Enjoy.

4:47AM PDT on Jul 24, 2014

There's always an alternative on offer

10:57AM PDT on Jul 23, 2014

I might try a couple of these- without sugar. I never just drink a glass of milk, so it only needs to be nutritious & taste good enough to add to coffee & cereal. thanks.

10:17AM PDT on Jul 23, 2014

Yummy thanks for the recipes, great alternatives !

8:37AM PDT on Jul 23, 2014

Yummy :) and nutritious!!

8:13AM PDT on Jul 23, 2014

I wonder about this basic Almond Milk. It doesn't seem complicated. Does it work, really?

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