Did you know you can make milk from nuts and seeds?
Well, I am pleased to announce that although it has taken me some time, I have just launched my new product which will help you do this quickly and easily while at home … the Living Synergy Nut Milk Bag!
What is a Nut Milk Bag you might ask? It is a handy tool that helps you make fresh, living and nutritious milk from a variety of nuts and seeds. You can also use it to make juice from fresh ingredients, by blending and then straining through the bag. Yet another use is to grow sprouts in it.
Back to the nut/seed milk … 3 easy steps is all it takes …
1. soak your nuts of choice in enough water to cover them, even as they swell
2. rinse and strain thoroughly before putting in the blender with some water, then blend
3. strain through the Nut Milk Bag and ‘milk’ it with your hands
You can use most nuts/seeds including almonds (the most neutral and widely used for nut milk), brazil, pecan, walnut, pistachio, sesame, sunflower, pumpkin etc … Make sure they are raw and unsalted.
Those with brown skins have enzyme inhibitors and require soaking for roughly at least 6 hours (overnight is easy) and then a good rinse. The fattier nuts like macadamias and cashews don’t require soaking, although it can make them a little creamier depending on what you are using them for.
Use between 2 to 6 parts water to 1 part nuts/seeds. The less water, the creamier the milk will be.
You can sweeten and flavour the milk with honey, dates, vanilla etc…, by either adding them in the blender before you strain the milk, or blending into the milk when you are ready to use it while making a smoothie or whatever else takes your fancy.
It is easiest to put the nut milk bag over a large jug to strain the milk. A bowl is also fine, although I would recommend one with a lip for easy pouring once the milk is strained. The nut milk will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.
You can use the milk for smoothies, soups, over cereal, raw ice-cream or anywhere else you would normally use milk. My favourite is to blend with a mix of fresh and frozen ripe bananas and perhaps mango, strawberries, frozen raspberries, vanilla, dates and cinnamon. Your options are endless and only limited by your imagination and sometimes what you have in your kitchen.
Play around and see what you like, but either way, your body will love this real, live food, free of additives and preservatives and hasn’t been heated to high temperatures in the process.
It makes a great alternative for those who are sensitive to dairy. If you know anyone who is, why not pass the info on?
My website will be up in the 4 – 6 weeks and will have more information including video demos at www.livingsynergy.com.au. If you would like to be notified of it’s launch, please send an email to email@example.com and let me know.
The Nut Milk Bags come nicely packaged in a box with an instruction and recipe booklet including photos. A good gift idea to!
In time, they will be available in a variety of shops across Australia and overseas. A list of stockists will be on my website.
For now, they are available to purchase by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or calling 0418 935 226.
They retail for $17.95 (inc GST) and when purchased direct from Living Synergy, include free postage to anywhere in Australia.
Enjoy your yummy creations!