Plant-based milk made of nuts, seeds, and grains are incredibly delicious and much healthier for us than dairy. They can also be used in any way that you would use dairy milk – in baking, cooking, drinking, as creamer, etc. There is an abundance of non-dairy milk alternatives and no need for cow’s milk. What’s also great about non-dairy milk is that you can save money as well as make sure you know every single ingredient you are drinking by making your own right in your kitchen with a blender and minimal ingredients.
For National Milk Day, try some of our delicious non-dairy milk recipes from our Food Monster App. Here are 10 we guarantee you’ll enjoy!
1. Cashew Milk
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The cashews bring the most delightful taste to this Cashew Milk by Helene Maj and make it super creamy. There’s no need to buy expensive plant milk in the grocery stores anymore, this is the real deal.
2. Warm Ginger Turmeric Milk
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Caroline Doucet‘s Warm Ginger Turmeric Milk is the perfect comforting drink during long winter months, especially when you’re feeling under the weather. It’s packed with ginger, turmeric and hemp seeds for a boost of nutrients and healthy fats. Blend with warm water and one date to get a naturally sweetened, frothy milk. This recipe is so simple, yet so comforting on a cold day!
3. Nutella Milk
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Remember the nostalgia of drinking chocolate milk as a child with this treat! Harriet Porterfield‘s Nutella Milk contains just 5 ingredients, is dairy, gluten and refined sugar free and comes together in minutes! It’s smooth, creamy and naturally sweetened with dates and vanilla. Most processed chocolate milks are full of additives and refined sugars, but this one is good for you and brimming with wholesome ingredients.
4. Plant-Powered Muscle ‘Milk’
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Nikki and Zuzana‘s Raw Vegan Muscle ‘Milk’ was created with one main goal in mind: to replenish. Whether you are refueling after an intense workout session or looking for a meal that will supply you with nutritious energy to last you for hours this green “mylkshake” will do the trick!
5. Homemade Golden Flax Seed Milk
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Making your own alternative milk at home is easy and really rewarding! Wendy Irene‘s Golden Flax Seed Milk recipe calls for golden flax seeds because they are thought to have a milder flavor, but brown would work just fine too. The dates and vanilla add sweetness to the recipe, so you shouldn’t skip them. Cinnamon is completely optional, the flax milk tastes great without it, but if you’re a big fan of cinnamon for its extra nutrients and flavor, go ahead and give it a try.
6. Turmeric Peppercorn Wellness Milk
Larice Feuerstein‘s tasty, health-boosting Turmeric Peppercorn Wellness Milk is a spin-off of the popular “golden milk” and golden latte. It’s a fusion of vitamin rich juice and nourishing plant milk. It’s free of dairy and refined sweeteners, and is just loaded with antioxidants, beneficial nutrients, and immune system boosters.
7. Thandai: Instant Masala Milk
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Thandai is a cool and refreshing drink made with dried nuts, seeds, and flavorful spices. You probably already have everything you need to make this delicious drink at home with Natasha Minocha‘s healthy and clean Instant Thandai Masala Mix.
8. Holiday Pumpkin Milk
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It’s that time of the year where you just want to sit by a fire, wrapped in a blanket and drink something that tastes like the holidays. Sure you can easily order the popular pumpkin spice latte from your local coffee shop but the trouble is this kind of beverage is loaded with refined sugars, caffeine, artificial flavorings and is very much depleted of vital nutrients. To avoid those empty calories, energy crash and unhealthy weight gain we want to introduce you to a totally delicious, dairy free, caffeine free and chemical free, whole food plant-based treat – Nikki and Zuzana‘s Holiday Pumpkin Milk.
9. Sesame Seed Milk
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10. Date-Sweetened Hemp Milk
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Caroline Doucet‘s easy homemade non-dairy Hemp Milk can be done in under 10 minutes! To make it even better, the milk is sweetened with dates only and the hemp seeds require absolutely no soaking! Try making a batch of vanilla hemp milk to enjoy with fruits, oatmeal, or smoothies. As for the chocolate milk, drink it on its own! This date-sweetened version is a million times better than unsweetened chocolate milk. Why? It’s perfectly sweet and healthy.
We hope you enjoy these delicious recipes and they help you ditch dairy! For more information on why you should drink non-dairy milk instead of dairy, check out The Shocking Truth About the Dairy Industry, How the Dairy Industry Has Unnaturally Altered the Life of Cows, How the Dairy Industry Tricked Us Into Thinking We Needed Milk, and 10 Facts About the Dairy Industry That Will Shock You.
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