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06-27-2009, 05:25 AM
I just have a few questions about nut and seed milks... I'm wanting to make them as at the moment, apart from salad I don't eat any raw meals, and this sounds like a great way to have another raw meal everyday.
So some questions....
1) Every recipe seems to call for dates to sweeten the milk... but i don't trust that any of the dates I find either online or locally are actually raw. I live in the UK and i can't find anywhere that actually says Raw Dates. Is there anything i can use that can sweeten the milk like the dates?
2) What nuts and seeds make the best tasting milks? I would prefer seeds over nuts, but i guess it depends how good they taste! I can definately get hold of raw pumpkin seeds and raw hemp seeds, but would they taste nice?
3) What food can i add in to the milk if i put it in a bowl? I'm wanting to make the milks for like a cereal for breakfast. Just chopped fruit.. any fruit in particular? Are there any more unusual things that can be added which might taste nice? Any vegetables? Any Raw powders?
If anyone could help me out id be really grateful!!!!!
06-27-2009, 09:10 AM
i wish i could help... i make almond milk and only use dates in what my boys drink. i like it just as is.... no dates. my local co-op carries raw granola and it is really good as cereal, you can easily make your own cereal, although it sounds as if you shy away from nuts...? sorry i'm not more help. ~lyn
06-27-2009, 09:37 AM
Best nuts for milk: almonds, cashews, macadamia, brazil, poss pecans
Any nut or seed can work, but not all taste as good. Usually with enough sweetener it will.
Sweeteners: agave, other dried fruit, yacon, honey, carob powder, mesquite
You can make a cereal or dessert with chia seed gel, apples, bananas, goji berries or powder. Others you can use instead of or with chia: hemp seeds, buckwheat, oats. Other fruits: raisins, fresh or dried berries. You can experiment with all types of fruit.
06-27-2009, 01:44 PM
thanks for the replies guys. i didn't realise carob has a sweet taste to it.. but i can definately buy that raw so i may give that a go then!! Plus i can get raw gojis, raw agave too so it looks like i've got plenty of options then for a sweetner!!
the actual nuts or seeds tho im still unsure about. yeah.. i have to admit the thought of pumpkin seeds blended into a milk doesn't sound like something great, but nor does hemp but im sure hemp milk is a popular seed milk to have. I don't know why but i am fearful i may be allergic to nuts. is there a test you can do at home for nut allergies, and if you are allerigic to one nut, you would be allergic to all nuts?
06-27-2009, 01:45 PM
I always use almonds and/or hazelnuts for milk. I've tried milk with sesame seeds but didn't like it. I'd like to try hemp milk and brazil nut milk.
If you have a dehydrator and don't have objections to using Grade B Maple syrup I could send you an awesome, very easy recipe for a flakey cereal made with flax seeds, pecans, almonds, and walnuts. It is sweet enough that you don't need to sweeten the milk.
06-27-2009, 01:47 PM
if you are allerigic to one nut, you would be allergic to all nuts?
No. I have a friend who is only allergic to hazelnuts, and another that is allergic to walnuts.
06-28-2009, 07:49 AM
I loooove sesame mylk, i've always been sucker for that tangy bitter taste, so i use unhulled sesame seeds.
The datesi get here I buy in boxes, about 700 grams, from Iran, that says "fresh dates". They're soft and creamy and taste fresh to me, so i don't worry.
I have used other sweetners: banana, dried fruit, honey, soaking water from dried fruit.
I soak about 1/2 cup buckwheat overnight, rinse and drain in the morning and then i add rasins, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, chopped apple and banana, cinnamon and other seeds/dried fruits i feel like. Then i add the mylk, and it's just like muesli. Love love love it. I think i'm gona make some later, yumm!
*AND* i find that a pinch of salt is really important to balance the taste. It's not the same without it. This is, ofcourse, if you're a salt-eater. i do sea salt.
06-29-2009, 06:28 AM
thanks loads of the replies!! ive just had some raw hemp powder, mixed with 10 oz water... and didn't taste bad at all. Has anyone done a hemp milk with using hemp powder rather then the whole seeds? i am thinking of doing this instead, although adding a sweetener as well (thanks for those suggestions btw), and it will save having to soak, process and strain the hemp.
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