It's reported 41 % of households in the US are buying dairy alternatives and plant-based milks are at the top of the list.
These milks are a healthier alternative because they're easier for our bodies to digest and they're not filled with hormones. They are also better for the planet.
There's a variety of them on the market from almond to cashew to oat milk, which is growing even more popular as it's the most sustainable milk.
But I want to remind you to make sure to read the ingredients! Some of these popular brands have added sugars, gums and preservatives that aren't good for us to consume on a regular basis.
All that is needed for plant-based milks is water and then whatever type of milk it is so either the nut, seed, bean or oat.
This is why they're so easy to make. I find cashew milk to be the easiest one because there's no straining involved, unless you use nut or seed butter. Here's my easy recipe that can work for multiple types of milk when nut or seed butter is used.
Easiest way to make plant-based milks
- 1 cup Water
- 1/4 cup Raw Cashews or 1 Tbsp Nut/seed Butter (cashews need to be soaked)(this works with any nut or seed butter)
- 1-2 Dates (optional)
- Add ingredients to a blender and blend until it's all mixed together. This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled. Add dates to desired sweetness.
- If you do not have a high speed blender like a Vitamix, let the raw cashews soak for 1-2 hours before blending.
- Feel free to sub the dates for another type of sweetener or leave out completely.