Benefits of Vegan Milk Alternatives And A Couple Of Recipes




Vegetable milk is an excellent option for people who cannot take lactose, follow a vegan/vegetarian diet or simply want to eat healthily. There are many types of vegetable drinks and then you can discover a little of each of them.




Vegan or vegetable milk consists of all those drinks that come from a plant, grain or seed, and that do not contain any dairy or animal additives.

They are usually beverages rich in minerals, which help complement the nutritional requirements of any diet. Due to their plant origin, they are tolerable for everyone, without restrictions of ages or chronic medical conditions (unless you have a food allergy to any of its components).

 

Pecans

Pecans are delicious nuts, which we usually use for the most demanding desserts and sweets, however, it is also an excellent source of healthy fats and proteins, with which you can prepare delicious milk that can be used for your smoothie recipes, desserts or to drink it as a companion in your breakfasts.




Benefits of Vegan Milk Alternatives And A Couple Of Recipes

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Ingredients:

1 Cup Pecan Nut
3 Cups of Water

Optional:
1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon of Coconut Oil (cold press)
1 Date
1 Tablespoon of Vanilla Extract

Let the Pecans soak on the water for 1 hour. Rinse, and pass all through the blender. You can use a strainer o drink it just like that.

Everything to the blender, I like to leave it as is but if you want to strain it use a sachet for milk or a blanket of heaven.

For an easy flavor twist, you can add some cardamom or ginger powder.

Sesame

Sesame milk is a beverage rich in minerals such as calcium, iron, copper, phosphorus, and magnesium; It also provides proteins and established fats; Ideal for lowering cholesterol levels. From this milk, you will get many other benefits that I will present in this article.

If you are vegetarian or lactose intolerant and want to consume milk in a hot coffee in the morning, or eat a rich and nutritious rice pudding you can opt for vegetable drinks, especially sesame milk; because from it you will receive calcium and other nutrients that cow’s milk offers you; but that you cannot consume because of your condition.

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Ingredients:

1 Cup Black Sesame Seeds (prefer the black ones. because they have more calcium)
3 Cups of water

Optional:
1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon of Coconut Oil (cold press)
1 Date
1 Tablespoon of Vanilla Extract

Soak the Black Sesame Seeds, on the water overnight (8 – 12 hours), rinse. Pass them through the blender with the 3 cups of water and the optional ingredients you choose. You can strain it if you like so, and use the remain strained mixture for making some vegan cottage cheese.

 

Hazelnut

What do you think when we talk about hazelnuts? In its smell when roasted? Or in the delicious taste of a hazelnut cream at breakfast? Probably the second option!

Have you ever thought about drinking hazelnut milk? Believe it or not, nuts are an excellent source of nutrients for our body (as long as you consume them in adequate amounts), as well as omega 3, and healthy fats. Give your coffee a spin and try this delicious hazelnut-based drink!

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Ingredients:

1 Cup Hazelnuts
3 Cups of Water
Optional:
1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon of Coconut Oil (cold press)
1 Date or 1 tablespoon of honey
1 Tablespoon of Vanilla Extract

Peel the Hazelnuts and let them soak overnight, then we rinse them and pass them through the blender with the optional ingredients of your choice and the 3 cups of warm water.

You can strain it or drink it like that

 

Quinoa

Quinoa is par excellence the macro food of the year! This small grain is a fool of well-being and energy for our body, and it is certain that you have already tried them in their different colors and in more than one preparation.

Cooked quinoa, hamburgers, croquettes, empanadas, in soup, quinoa came to stay and take over our pantries, but have you ever considered drinking quinoa? Quinoa milk is a perfect drink for your body, and here we are going to teach you how to prepare it.

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Ingredients:

1 Cup of Quinoa (the one of your choice)
3 Cup of Water

Optional:
1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon of Coconut Oil (cold press)
1 Date or 1 tablespoon of honey
1 Tablespoon of Vanilla Extract

Soak the Quinoa overnight (at least 6 hours), rinse and pass it through the blender with the 3 cups of warm water, and the optional ingredients of your choice.

Strain the milk or drink it like that. You should try both until found the one that appeals you the most.

*It is very important that you rinse it properly so the quinoa remains are eliminated, among which saponins are included, some antinutrients that can be toxic consumed in excess.

Hemp

Hemp milk is a nutritious drink that provides the body with the necessary amino acids, fatty acids, and minerals. Its exquisite flavor makes it one of the many alternatives among vegetable milk.

It is a 100% vegetable drink made from a mixture of hemp seeds and water. A white liquid is obtained with a particular, nutty taste. This milk has very interesting nutritional benefits. These essential nutrients provide benefits in various bodily functions, such as metabolism, mood, skin, behavior, brain, and heart.

Hemp milk does not contain lactose, so it is a very interesting option for those who are intolerant or follow a vegetarian/vegan diet. It is likely that at the beginning its flavor is somewhat peculiar or rare, but if you give it a try, this drink will end up enchanting you.

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Ingredients

1 Cup of Hemp seeds (with the shell)
6 Cups of Water

Optional:
1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon of Coconut Oil (cold press)
1 Date or 1 tablespoon of honey
1 Tablespoon of Vanilla Extract

Pass the Hemps seeds through the blender with the 6 cups of warm water, (if you like your drinks more creamy use less water), and the optional ingredients you choose.

 

Rice

Rice milk is not the best known among vegetable milk, but it has nothing to envy to other beverages such as soy, almonds or oatmeal since it has another set of properties that are equally good for our body.

Rice milk is a drink with low levels of fat and good concentrations of nutrients. Among its most outstanding properties is its high content of carbohydrates and fatty acids of the omega type 3 and 6. In addition, it also contains antioxidant properties, iron, calcium, and vitamins B and E. All these properties promote the strengthening of the immune system, while also helping cartilage formation. Similarly, this healthy drink also has the ability to regulate the various problems that insulin and hemoglobin can generate.

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Ingredients:

1/2 Cup of rice
4 Cups of Water
1/2 tablespoon of sunflower oil

Optional:
1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon of Coconut Oil (cold press)
1 Date or 1 tablespoon of honey
1 Tablespoon of Vanilla Extract
Wash and rinse the rice, then let it soak for 2 hours on clean warm water. Then strain the rice(discard the remaining water), place the rice in a saucepan along with the 4 cups of water, and the optional ingredients you choose, and cook it for 15 minutes (low heat) till the rice is completely soft.

Let it cool off for 20 minutes, and pass it through the blender, strain it if you like or drink it like that.

Almonds

Almond milk is one of the most popular vegetable milk options today, whether simple or with vanilla flavors, it is a very creamy and versatile drink, which you can easily enjoy with your coffee in the morning or when preparing your favorite desserts.

Do not waste time and try this delicious drink and take advantage of all the advantages that it brings to your body to consume vegetable milk.

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Ingredients

1 Cup of Almonds
3 Cups of Water

Optional:
1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon of Coconut Oil (cold press)
1 Date or 1 tablespoon of honey
1 Tablespoon of Vanilla Extract

Wash the almond and let them soak in water overnight. Rinse them place them in the blender with the 3 cups of warm water, with the optional ingredients you already choose.

*Use some optional ingredients, and mix them in different ways for you to try some new different flavors an intensity.

Cashew

Cashew seeds are extremely delicious and nutritious, so it is no secret that cashew milk is the queen of vegetable milk. It is super creamy and tastes spectacular. Perfect to drink with coffee, cereal, granola, or as a substitute for milk in recipes.

It is very important to remember that raw cashew seeds should be used. What does raw mean? It means without roasting, without salt, without additives, without frying.

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Ingredients
1 Cup Raw Cashew Seeds
4 Cups Of Water
Optional:
1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon of Coconut Oil (cold press)
1 Date or 1 tablespoon of honey
1 Tablespoon of Vanilla Extract
2 Teaspoons of ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoons of orange zest
Let the cashews soak for 4 hours, drain them, wash and rinse again until the release of the waters is colorless.

Place them in the blender with the 4 cups of warm water, and the optional ingredients you choose. Strain it carefully and enjoy it!

Oats

It helps lower bad cholesterol, it is an excellent source of essential nutrients such as healthy fats (nuts or almonds), proteins of high biological value, it is an excellent substitute for cow’s milk which avoids food joys and people intolerant to lactose can be taken and is the ideal liquid base for preparing smoothies, smoothies and accompanying cereals during breakfast, and if that were not enough, it is also cheaper than cow’s milk.

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Ingredients

1 Cup Raw Oatmeal
4 Cups of Water
Optional:
1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon of Coconut Oil (cold press)
1 Date or 1 tablespoon of honey
1 Tablespoon of Vanilla Extract

Let the oatmeal soak with enough water overnight. The next morning squirt the excess water and place it in the blender, add the water and the remaining ingredients you choose.

Grind at full speed until all ingredients are perfectly incorporated. Strain the mixture with a very fine strainer, or not!

Coconut

Coconut milk is a very good alternative to stop drinking pasteurized or processed cow’s milk. However, making coconut milk homemade is still much more beneficial for our body, since it does not contain chemicals or additives. Therefore, nothing better than learning the recipe and experiencing it. Making homemade coconut milk takes 10 minutes to prepare and is really very nutritious.

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Ingredients

2 Cups Unsweetened Grated Coconut
4 Cups Of Water

Optional:
1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon of Coconut Oil (cold press)
1 Date or 1 tablespoon of honey
1 Tablespoon of Vanilla Extract
Heat the water, but don’t let it get to boil, place the grated coconut in the blender, and add the warm water, mix it for a couple of minutes an add the optional ingredients of your choice.

Strain it if you like so, and enjoy it!

Macadamia

A very pleasant flavor vegetable drink is one that can be prepared with macadamia nut. Like other nutritious foods, this nut is the basis of a healthy drink, which makes it ideal for constituting an alternative to cow’s milk.

With a very appetizing taste on the palate, it is ideal to start the little ones in the field of vegetable milk. It combines perfectly with vanilla and ginger.

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Ingredients

1 Cup of Rwa Macadamia Nuts
3 Cups of Warm Water

Optional:
1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon of ground ginger
1 Date or 1 tablespoon of honey
1 Tablespoon of Vanilla Extract
1 squished lemon

Put your macadamia nut to soak overnight, wash and rinse them. Put the nuts in the blender alongside with the optional ingredients you choose, and blend it for a minute. Strain it (or not) and drink it very cold!

Soy

Soy milk is probably the most famous vegetable milk worldwide, and its protein levels and the easy digestion of its components have made it the star. It is the active ingredient in infant formula milk, which allows lactose-allergic babies to have the opportunity to develop properly throughout their growth.

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Ingredients

1 Soy Beans
2 Cups of Water

Optional:
1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon of Coconut Oil (cold press)
1 Date or 1 tablespoon of honey
1 Tablespoon of Vanilla Extract
1 Clove

Soak the soybeans the night before with warm water. Wash and rinse and pass them through the blender with the 2 cups of warm water and your extra ingredients, they heat on a casserole till it gets textured you rated the most.

Strain it if you like so.

 

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