5-minute milk. Does it get any simpler than that?
Because of my allergies and lactose intolerance, many store-bought milks don’t work me. Out of the allergy-friendly options that are available, very few are organic, unsweetened, and free of preservatives and additives. In addition, every trip to the grocery store requires an intense reading of ingredient labels. Sometimes, I like a break from all of that. My kitchen is what allows me to take a break. I usually eat smoothies for breakfast, so I love to add in 1/2 cup to 1 cup of milk to get a smooth, creamy texture. I am able to do just that with my coconut flaxseed milk. And it only takes 5 minutes to make! Seriously, I’m not sure what’s more convenient.
When I started making my own milk, I was quickly surprised by how easy and quick it was-especially when you have a good nut milk bag! I started using Ellie’s Best nut milk bags a few weeks ago, and they are working so well. I am pleased with the silky texture of my milks! The straining process only takes a couple of minutes. I also found my Ellie’s Best bags to be easy to clean. Once I turned the bag inside out, the pulp practically fell out of the bag. From there, I was able to wash the bag and hang it to air dry. Within a few hours, it was ready for my next go. My homemade milks stay fresh for a few days, so I tend to make milk once or twice a week. Here is a promo code for 10% off your order from the Ellie’s Best website: allergyfriendly. If you’re looking to try a new milk recipe, see one of my favorites below!
Coconut Flax Milk
2 tbsp shredded unsweetened coconut
2 tbsp whole flaxseeds
3 cups of water
Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth (about 1 minute).
Pour milk into nut milk bag to strain.
Although I mainly make milk for smoothies, homemade milk can be used for chia pudding or baked goods, or enjoyed in glass! As for what to do with the pulp, that’s still to be determined! How do you use your seed or nut milk pulp?
This post is in partnership with Ellie’s Best. All opinions are my own.