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Seed/coconut and maca milk!

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I have finally stopped buying the cartons of coconut milk and and making my own milk blend. I love this blend because the maca gives it a hearty vanilla flavor that rounds out the seed flavor perfectly. Maca is a Peruvian root  that is highly nutritious, energizing, and hormone balancing.  The coconut milk that you buy by the carton has some ingredients that are a little sketchy including carageenan which can irritate your stomach lining among other things. And the can of straight coconut milk have such a strong coconut flavor that I don’t like using it as a main dairy free milk staple.

Seed/coconut/maca milk

1/4 cup sunflower seeds

1/4 cup pumpkin seeds

1/2 cup shredded coconut

4-5 capsules maca powder or about 1 tablespoon

6 cups filtered water

Optional:1-2 packets of stevia or 1-2 tablespooons honey

*Put ingredients in blender and blend until the liquid is white and creamy.

* Filter the liquid through a mesh teas strainer and drink!

*I also reuse the nut/coconut chunks and add more water and maca and blend again.

 

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How to make your own sunflower seed milk the easy way

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It’s actually really easy to make your own nut/seed milks. I use a lot of sunflower seeds because I have never had any type of bad reactions to them and they are good for my dosha(body type). But it is still important to have all nuts and seeds in moderation because of the anti nutrients they contain.

First take 1 part raw sunflower seeds and 2 parts water and put in the blender or food processor and blend until smooth.

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Second use a metal mesh tea strainer or cheese cloth and strain the liquid out. If you are impatient like me you can stir it around in the filter a bit to speed up the process.

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Third you can add a little bit of stevia or honey to make it a little bit sweet or just keep as is. Thats it! Now you have creamy, delicious sunmilk!

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