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Plant Based Milk Alternatives & How to Enjoy Them

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Did you know that there's a National Plant Milk Day?! There really is a day for everything. SideChef has the best recipes that will udderly milk your kitchen dry! Apologies, fewer puns next time, but we just find them too a-moo-sing…

Homemade Oat Milk

A non-dairy liquid made from steel cut oats and water that is inexpensive, simple to make, and works as a delicious milk substitute.

Homemade Oat Milk
Proportional Plate

A cheap, simple, and delicious milk substitute. Keeps in you fridge for 4-5 days. Shake well before use!

Use it for Oat-ver the Moon Milk

Oat-ver the Moon Milk

If you haven't tried Moon Milk yet, you're missing out! This warm, delicious bedtime beverage contains Ashwagandha, an ayurvedic herb said to have calming and stress-relieving effects on the body. In this version, we use butterfly pea flowers to give the milk a lovely blue color.

Cashew Milk

Scoop a cup of cashews into a bowl and cover them with water. The following morning, drain the plumped, swollen nuts, then purée them with water, maple syrup and vanilla. The process is easy — cashew milk, unlike other nut milks, requires no straining.

Use it for Açai Bowl

Açai Bowl
Healthy Laura

Acai bowls have become one of those “millennials” breakfasts that almost every other health junkie likes. It gives that extra pleasant flavor for smoothies. When you read about the acai powder, then the health benefits are endless. It’s high in antioxidants, boosts skin health, improves focus and memory. It might even control your appetite and digestion. It also protects the heart, improves cholesterol levels and helps to balance hormones.

Soy Milk

Homemade soy milk is much healthier than commercial versions, which have significant amounts of additives (sugar) and are pasteurized.

Fresh Homemade Soy Milk

Additive free soy milk is great for the health.

Use it for Morning Matcha Moon Milk

Morning Matcha Moon Milk

This warm, delicious beverage contains Ashwagandha, an ayurvedic herb said to have calming and stress-relieving effects on the body. In this version, we add Matcha for a green hue and caffeine boost. The perfect drink for calming down a stressful morning.

Almond Milk

To make almond milk, you simply blend together almonds and water, until the almonds are completely broken down. The resulting “milk” is creamy, with a mild almond flavor that blends almost seamlessly into any recipe.

Almond Milk
Wishful Chef

Creamy and sweet with a slight nutty flavor that’s not overpowering.

Use it for Lavender Milk Punch

Lavender Milk Punch
By Gabriella

A tasty and easy floral spring cocktail with almond milk and lavender extract.

Coconut Milk

Even if you don’t have access to a coconut tree to pick a fresh coconut and drain it to make coconut milk, you can easily make your own at home with shredded coconut!

Homemade Coconut Milk
The Edgy Veg

This recipe is faster than going to get a carton of store-bought coconut milk, and it’s fresh without preservatives!

Use it for Matcha Latte with Coconut Milk

Matcha Latte with Coconut Milk
Healthy Laura

The benefits of matcha are just endless. It boosts your metabolism and sharpens your mind. Matcha contains L-Theanine that is perfect for our brain and concentration. Also, it has the detox effect. You can fight against free radicals and get better health and glowing skin. Coconut milk makes it extra creamy and dairy-free.

Flax Milk

Flax milk has a sweet, nutty, and milky flavor—a bit toastier than almond milk. Flax is one of the richest sources of plant-based omega-3 fatty acids in the world, one of the best nutrients to consume for balanced hormones. Flax also has the ability to prevent and treat heart disease and support the immune system.

Flax Milk
The Fit Mediterranean

It’s also free from top allergens such as nuts, lactose, soy, and gluten.


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