"I don't think that being a strong person is about ignoring your emotions and fighting your feelings. Putting on a brave face doesn't mean you're a brave person. That's why everybody in my life knows everything that I'm going through. I can't hide anything from them. People need to realise that being open isn't the same as being weak."

- Taylor Swift

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Dairy-Free, Lactose-Free Milk


1/2 cup of any of the following ingredients:
- Desiccated Coconut
- Rolled or Steel-cut oats
- Nuts (almond, walnut, cashew, macadamia)
- Cooked rice (any kind)

You should have 2-2.5 cups of the above ingredients total.

For the nuts, soak in cold water overnight, then drain. Peel almonds. If not using oats, add nuts to blender with 1 cup water

For the oats, soak in cold water for 1 hour, then bring to a low simmer with 1 cup water. Simmer for 10 minutes, covered, and allow to cool. Speed up cooling time by adding 1 cup water for every 1/2 cup of rice or nuts to the oats

For the coconut, soak in boiling water for 1 hour, then add water and coconut to blender.

Blend ingredients for 5 minutes, slowly increasing speed. Strain using a fine sieve or cheesecloth

Add pulp back to blender with 1 cup water, blend 5 minutes, and strain into milk. Pulp can be mixed into bread, oatmeal, or added to bath.

Rinse blender, then add milk. Dissolve 1 tablespoon honey, 1 tablespoon maple syrup and 1/4 teaspoon salt in 1 cup hot water, add to blender. Add two tablespoons of nut butter, tahini or tofu. Add cinnamon and/or vanilla essence if desired. Add more water if too thick. Blend milk for 5 minutes, strain again. Store in fridge for up to 5 days.

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