2021 is the year to ditch dairy if you haven’t already! There are so many different kinds of plant-based milk on the market that have different flavors, consistencies, health benefits, and ideal uses! If you’re looking to get a little creative and be more sustainable, you can also try making your own! Here are 12 different plant-based milks that you can make at home. There are classics, like oat and almond milk, and some creative ones, like Nutella milk!
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1. Simple Vanilla Oat Milk
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This is the easiest of easy homemade non-dairy milk recipes. To make this Simple Vanilla Oat Milk by Kelly Williams, the only equipment you need is a blender and a nut milk bag. Unlike nuts, oats require very little soaking, so you can make a batch in nearly no time. And if you, like me, lack a fancy-pants blender, you’ll still be able to have creamy, delicious non-dairy milk without a trip to the grocery store.
2. Chocolate Hazelnut Cashew Milk
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The flavor in nut milk is always so smooth without being heavy, they are creamy, and not to mention AMAZING for you! Cashew milk is usually a little bit creamier which makes for a great additive into coffee, smoothies, or just to drink on its own. Now, if you think store-bought cashew milk is creamy, just wait until you make your own!!! This Chocolate Hazelnut Cashew Milk by Kristen Genton incredibly smooth and full of flavor!
3. Coconut Hemp Milk
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4. Warm Ginger Turmeric Milk
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This Warm Ginger Turmeric Milk by Caroline Doucet 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!
5. Homemade Flax Milk
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Making your own alternative milk at home is easy and really rewarding. Golden flax seeds are used in this recipe because they are thought to have a milder flavor, but brown flax seeds would work just fine too. The dates and vanilla add a lovely sweetness to this Homemade Flax Milk by Wendy Irene!
6. Almond Milk
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Making your own almond milk is quick and easy. You just have to grind almonds in a blender filled with water. You then filter the mixture through a nut bag or cheesecloth. That’s it! This Almond Milk by Julie Zimmer is fantastic!
7. Homemade Pumpkin Seed Milk
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A great way to get a daily dose of magnesium is by making your own homemade nut or seed milk. Pumpkin seeds are delicious and just so happen to be very high in magnesium— providing about 150 mg of magnesium per cup. You can use any nut or seed in this recipe. Other nuts high in magnesium include almonds, cashews, and hemp seeds. You have to try making this Homemade Pumpkin Seed Milk by Magnesium Everyday Secrets, Gretchen Lidicker!
8. Nutella Milk
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Remember the nostalgia of drinking chocolate milk as a child with this treat! This Nutella milk contains just 5 ingredients, is dairy, gluten, and refined sugar-free, and comes together in minutes! Make the hazelnut milk like any other nut milk and then flavor it with dates, chocolate, hazelnut, and vanilla. So easy! It’s smooth, creamy and naturally sweetened. Most processed chocolate milks are full of additives and refined sugars, but this Nutella Milk by Harriet Porterfield is good for you and brimming with wholesome ingredients. People of all ages will love it!
9. Homemade Oat Milk
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Charlie Rioux‘s Homemade Oat Milk is a lot simpler than it may sound. Oat milk is all the craze right now! You can find it in most coffee shops, grocery stores, and restaurants. Unfortunately, it can be expensive and many places charge extra for it. So why not make your own? This homemade oat milk is creamy, tasty, and cheap to make! Give it a try next time you run out!
10. Hazelnut Fig Milk (How to Make Fresh Nut Milk in Just 5 Minutes!)
Do you love milkshakes, ice cream, and hot chocolate but are you trying to avoid dairy because it causes skin issues, digestive problems, or even weight gain? Homemade nut milk is your answer! If you haven’t tried it before, take a look at this hazelnut milk recipe, it will show you exactly how you can create fresh nut milk in just five minutes. With the addition of dried figs, vanilla, and just a pinch of salt, you’ve got yourself a delicious and nutritious Hazelnut Fig Milk by Julie Van den Kerchove!
11. Brazil Nut Milk
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Making your own nut milk is actually so easy, and you can flavor it however you like! Brazil nuts are great for milking, providing a delicious and distinctive taste! You’ll love this Brazil Nut Milk by Desiree Rodriguez!
12. Almond Vanilla Milk
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This homemade Almond Vanilla Milk by Kirsten Kaminski is not only super tasty but also very healthy since it’s refined sugar-free and without any added chemicals. The dates and vanilla give it such a gentle sweetness, that you’ll immediately fall in love. You can easily adjust the sweetness by adding more/fewer dates and experiment with other flavors like cinnamon, nutmeg, cacao powder, etc.!
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Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammation, heart health, mental wellbeing, fitness goals, nutritional needs, allergies, gut health, and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, prostate cancer and has many side effects.
For those of you interested in eating more plant-based, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest plant-based recipe resource to help reduce your environmental footprint, save animals and get healthy! And, while you are at it, we encourage you to also learn about the environmental and health benefits of a plant-based diet.
Here are some great resources to get you started:
- Weekly Vegan Meal Plans
- Plant-Based Health Resources
- Plant-Based Food & Recipes
- Plant-Based Nutrition Resources
- The Ultimate Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition
- Budget-Friendly Plant-Based Recipes
- High Protein Plant-Based Recipes
- Plant-Based Meal Prep
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