It’s hard to believe how easy it is to make your own nut or seed milks. It’s cost effective and great for you and the animals and the planet!
My Pumpkin Seed Milk which I love to use in baking . . .
Below are the step on how to make your own and options of flavours:
Step 1. Soak your nuts or seeds like cashews, pumpkin, sunflower, quinoa, almonds, brazil or macadamia nuts for 4-8 hours in filtered water in a large jug with the water just covering them, this step is important because it will remove any sprays if not using organic and to remove naturally forming phytic acid. Also because nuts contain numerous enzyme inhibitors that can put a real strain on the digestive system if consumed in excess and soaking helps with this. This also increases the enzyme quality of the nuts.
If your using previously activated nuts and seeds you can skip this process. Also hemp seeds don’t need to be soaked first.
Almond Milk is still my favourite . . .
Step 2. Drain off the water and add the nuts or seeds to the blender with 1 pitted date for sweetness but this is optional, if like us you use your milk for smoothies and are adding fruit you will not need to sweeten it, but if it is to drink straight add dates to get the taste you like. For 1 litre of milk 1 use 1/2 cup of nuts or seeds to 2 -1/2 cups of filters water to make more I use 1 cup of nuts or seeds to 5 cups of water (nut and seed milks freeze well in ice-cube trays ready to use)
Step 3. Blend the soaked nut or seeds and the filtered water till it’s all a pulp. I have a good blender and I still do this at least twice to make sure.
Step 4. Use a large jug or bottle with a wide neck and place your nut milk bag over the edge of the jar or bottle, pour the blended nut or seed liquid through it. Tie up the string and leave the jug or bottle with the bag in it in the fridge over night or for at least 8 hours.
Step 5. Over the sink as it can be messy, start to squeeze the bag gently as you watch your beautiful nut or seed milk drip out, this is very therapeutic. keep squeezing until all the milk has left the bag and you are left with a dry pulp in the bag.
Step 6. Seal the lid on the milk and store in the fridge for 4-5 days or as I said freeze it.
Hemp Milk frozen in cubes ready to go . . .
Step 7. Use the pulp! Either add to your raw pizza bases or crackers or add bananas and make pancakes or if you have a dehydrator then you can dry it out to use as meal at a later stage. But don’t waste it. Wash your bag out by hand and dry properly for next time.
Don’t waste that pulp . . .
Once you get the hang of this process you can add fresh ginger, carob, cinnamon or any flavour you like. Either blending the ginger in it or using essential oils as Step 3. or when you bottle it adding the flavour then. Perfect for those kids who love chocolate milk after school (carob) . . . goodness without the guilt.
Enjoy making it your own and feel free to make combos too. . . I love pumpkin and hemp seed!
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Fats are good for you . . . yes you heard right fat fat fat!!
But are you eating good fats like avocados, coconut, some nuts and seeds, or bad fats that harm your body?
Good fat does not make you fat alone, simple carbohydrates like pasta and breads, bad fats like oils, chemicals and refined sugars, flours and bad food combining makes you fat. Good saturated fat is nourishing and gives you energy and keeps you fuller for longer . . .when eaten in the right food combination away from fruit and proteins. Fats also slow down detoxification as they put stress on your kidneys, so if you are trying to move your lymphatic system I do suggest limiting your fats to below 5 % of your nutrition plan or temporally avoiding them.
Good fats and are essential for the brain and body. Without good fats your body starts to break down and health issues arise. Fat is essential for growing children’s brains and they need more as they grow and then can even out later on. Fats are essential in preventing ageing concerns like Dementia and Alzheimer’s and Depression. The increase in health issues has arisen through low-fat chemical foods and getting away from traditional nourishing foods. But the amount of fat to eat is often over exaggerated. We do not need spoonfuls daily, or the amount we find is raw desserts and nut laden treats. And we do not need for each meal to have fat in it. All whole foods have protein and fats in them alone side carbohydrates like a banana. Each person will need a different amount of fat depending on the individual and on how toxic they are and how much thy need to detoxify.
if they are a child before 7 years old they will need more for there growing brain so let them eat avocados and coconut galore.
a teenager going through puberty will need more to cope with neurone changes.
if your are ill you will need less until your body has cleansed out the virus, disease or build up of waste as fats slow down detoxification.
if your are pregnant you again will need an adequate about to support you and baby in the second and third trimesters.
if you are old you may need a small daily amount of fats but be guided by you digestion.
if you have candida which will show up in psoriasis or eczema you will need to go 0-3% fat until your body has cleansed the waste out then you can slowly add in a small amounts again.
I can’t stress strongly enough about good fats and children on the spectrum as it’s been proven that a good levels of omega 3 fatty acids can improve the brains function and repair neural pathways. Supporting depression and anxiety and healing the gut.
So start to increase your good fats daily starting small and building up to about a 1/4-1/2 avocado daily or 1–2 raw coconuts a week or 1 glass of raw nut or seed milk daily depending on your bio-individual needs and weight, if you are trying to loose weight do not eat too many fats and always in the right food combinations. I do not recommend cooking with ANY oils as when you heat them, they change and become more volatile and carcinogenic rendering them toxic and unable to be digested by the body. Nuts and seeds should be eaten raw to get the good saturated fats from them and to keep them as a rich nutrient dense food. NEVER COOK/ HEAT NUTS!
Of course avoiding all the bad poly- unsaturated and trans-fats that cause many health concerns and are toxic and rancid like:
These are not fresh and become rancid within hours. They are not in there whole food state and can not be digested and used by the body!
When you make an oil from a plant or whole food is no longer is a whole food and looses all its nutrients and life force even organic.
And that means processed and home cooked food that these oils are in too: ALL– crisps, crackers, chips and frozen foods and meals, corn chips, biscuits, lollies and sweets, chocolate, Processed meals, sauces and jarred products, pastas and noodles, bakery products, veggie burgers, patties, meats and deli meats , hams and sausages ect
Eat fats in the right food combinations so they can digest efficiently and send that goodness to the brain, so its not stored as waste in the body!
If you are new to increasing fruits for detoxification and health, you may feel a little tired if you have lots of fat in your system then you eat fast digesting fruits. I suggest as you increase your fruit you reduce your fats for optimal digestion and energy…
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