Power Plant Milk

I created this recipe to be a calorie booster for my toddler, free of all the additives found in most grocery store milks.  It’s full of Omega-3’s, vitamins, and minerals that can be hard to find elsewhere.  

Ingredients:

1/2 cup blanched almonds

1/2 cup raw walnuts

1/4 cup rolled oats 

1/4 cup shelled hemp seed

1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds 

1/4 cup ground flax seeds

For a nut-free version, omit almonds and walnuts, and increase oats and hemp.  

Directions

Place all ingredients in high speed blender on medium speed until everything is a fine powder.   Increase speed to high and use tamper to push everything toward the center so it gets everything pulverized.  Mix will thicken to a crumbly almond butter consistency.

Transfer mix to airtight container for storage.  This will make several batches.  Place 4 Tbsp of almond mixture back in the blender and add 6 cups lukewarm water.  Blend on low for a minute then let soak 10-30 minutes if possible.   Blend again on medium for a minute after soaking.  

Strain through nut bag into storage pitcher. I hang my bag on the kitchen cabinet knobti let the milk filter on its own for a few minutes. By the time I clean up the kitchen, it’s done!  Refrigerate and serve cold.  

Depending on what you’re used to, this may taste a little bland or earthy but I assure you it’s packed with powerful nutrients and your taste will adapt quickly (remember how skim milk tasted when you first switched from whole or 2%??)!  You can mix into smoothies, oatmeal, or any other recipes where milk is called for until you’re ready to drink as-is.  

You can also add some dried dates, cinnamon, and/or pumpkin pie spice for a delightful drink.  Serve hot or cold and enjoy!

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