Energy Drinks – just the way nature intended
Fresh raw homemade plant-based milk is an immediate live energy source. Packed with nutrients, plant-based milk is a healthy natural energy drink.
Naturally full of life, raw nuts and seeds imbibe in pure water, creating a magical silky and decadent positive pranic milk. Thanks to the high concentration of healthy fats and antioxidants, plant-based milk may decrease inflammation, maintain stable sugar levels, and support cardiovascular health.
Look Inside a Pretty Nut Milk Carton
As more and more people are turning to non-dairy milk alternatives (and that is an excellent thing!), countless varieties of nut milk and plant-based milk appear on the shelves. Dressed in pretty cartons or bottled up, they compete for your attention, and the decision-making process can be overwhelming to some. For me, ingredients are always determining factors, and in the case of plant-based milk, fewer is better.
Several years ago, I was searching for good plant-based milk and yogurt. Being conscious of what goes into my body, I am always diligent about ingredients. I left no plant-based milk carton unturned, roaming through grocery stores, studying their labels. To say the least, I was disappointed with my findings.
To make plant-based milk more appealing, manufacturers use oils, stabilizers, and thickeners (various gums and starches), acid regulators (calcium bicarbonate, phosphates). To improve the taste, processed sugars and “natural flavorings” are added. (I still can’t figure it out, what is “natural flavoring“? – so if you know, please educate me on this one, let me know in the comments below)
With this said, if you choose to buy plant-based milk in a store, look for one with fewer ingredients. I was able to find only a couple of brands that have nice and clean ingredients, but still, for me, nothing beats the taste of fresh homemade plant-based milk.
Why am I making my own nut milk?
- It’s delicious, quick, and easy to make.
- I know exactly what’s in my milk.
- I’m making it with love. 🙂
Making plant-based milk yourself is so easy!
You can milk any nuts, seeds, or grains in minutes. Some preparatory techniques may vary depending on the chosen nut or seed, but the overall process is quite streamlined and easy to follow.
Things you should know before you make your plant-based milk:
- your nuts/seeds have to be raw;
- soak your nuts/seeds overnight; hemp seeds and oats are exceptions. (find out more on how to soak nuts and seeds here » The Benefits of Soaking);
- the basic proportion of nuts/seeds to water is 1:3 (exceptions are: oat milk is 1:8; coconut milk is 1:1);
- no straining needed no straining is necessary if you plan on cooking with your milk right away.
- no soaking needed if you make your milk from rolled oats.
- store your milk in a fridge for up to 4 days in a bottle or a jar with an airtight lid;
- It is natural for some plant-based milk to separate while stored in a refrigerator; If that’s happened, just shake it well before using.
I don’t add any emulsifiers to the milk. Emulsifiers (like lecithin, xanthan gum, carrageenan, polyglycerols, and polysorbate-80, etc.) are added to commercially produced plant-based milk, ice-creams, yogurts and the like to improve it’s texture and to keep ingredients from separating. Even though those substances are FDA approved, the latest research shows(1) that emulsifiers increase inflammation and distract the digestive process. It looks like emulsifiers disturb the protective mucous layer of the intestinal tract, which entices translocation of bacteria, causing increased inflammation. So, I’d rather shake my milk than add questionable ingredients to it.
All you need is:
- your favorite nuts/seeds;
- blender (high-speed preferred);
- mesh strainer;
- cotton nut milk bag or cotton towel;
Now, you’re good to go! Let’s milk it!
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sattvic energy milk recipes
How about you?
Have you ever tried to make any plant-based milk? Did you try any of these recipes? If yes, let me know how it went in the comments below and share a picture of your milk 🥛 on Instagram with the hashtag #positivepranic so that I can see your beautiful creation 🙂 🙏
Be Alive 🌱,
❤ Love, Julia