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How to make vegetable drinks?

¿Cómo hacer leche vegetal?
At Rewinder some time ago we began to make our own plant-based milk, we have tried multiple ingredients and always at the time of filtering, we tried different fabrics looking for the one that best filtered and then could be washed well. After several tests we found a very light natural cotton that we decided to turn it into a bag to facilitate the work in the process. This in Rewinder, we love it! Make your life easier and if it is flavored, even better;) Making plant-based milk is very simple, if you try and like it, you will repeat frequently. We are going to show you four different versions of non-dairy milk to make: almond milk , oat milk , hazelnut milk and black sesame milk. They are the ones proposed by Marta Caballero on her blog Crujiente y al dente . They are easy to make, cheap, and with them we take care of our health , we avoid the generation of waste and contaminants to the environment and we protect animals . There is a very wide range of vegetable drinks, as wide as nuts, cereals or seeds you want to use. So, here are the instructions to make your own homemade vegetable milk with what you like best: hemp, cashews, pistachios, quinoa, tiger nuts, almonds... You can add different extra ingredients to each of them that will give it a flavor more to your liking, such as cocoa (which works great with hazelnut milk), cinnamon , lemon or orange peel, turmeric, vanilla ... You can also choose to leave them with their original flavor to use them in both savory and sweet recipes.

PREPARATION TIME

15 minutes

NUMBER OF SERVINGS

5 people

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of raw hazelnuts
  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1 cup of oat flakes
  • 1 cup of black sesame
  • Water
  • Coconut or sunflower oil
  • pinch of salt
  • Agave syrup or other sweetener (optional)

You will need to:

- a blender - bowls - bottles or jars - and a fine cloth, in this case we offer you our Rewinder bags to make vegetable drinks, which is ideal.

Preparation:

The proportion of water would be 3-4 cups for each cup of nut or seed. You can add agave syrup to taste. A teaspoon of coconut or sunflower oil improves the texture and helps the absorption of some fat-soluble vitamins. The night before making our vegetable drinks, we will soak the ingredient that we are going to use. This process is called active and makes the nuts easier to crush, digest and taste better. In the case of oatmeal, just soak for one hour. After the soaking time has elapsed, drain and rinse our base ingredient. Blend for several minutes with the water, which we will add little by little, a pinch of salt and the oil. Strain through our bag . Squeeze and squeeze to get as much liquid as possible. Try your vegetable drink and decide if you want to sweeten it, lighten it, flavor it... Store it in a container in the fridge for a maximum of 3-4 days . Vegetable drinks tend to separate into layers when standing: shake before use . We should not overheat them, or boil them as they will be cut. Store leftover pulp in the freezer , there are so many ways to use it!

Benefits of vegetable drinks

Set of bags to prepare vegetable drinks.

Vegetable drinks are an excellent option if we want to take care of animals and the environment, but above all to nourish our body in the best possible way. The human being is the only mammal that drinks milk after being weaned. For this reason, a large number of people end up developing lactose intolerance. Even without being allergic to milk, drinking milk can have negative health consequences. Sometimes, when drinking it, we ingest the hormones and antibiotics that they supply to the cows, sheep and animals from which they extract milk. On the other hand, there are many companies in the dairy industry with procedures that involve terrible animal abuse. Some of the cruel acts that are committed in some dairy industries is the artificial insemination of cows, so that they continue to produce milk. Also many calves are separated from their mothers shortly after birth and fed artificial milk replacers that cause anemia and disease. In addition, the environmental impact of dairy products is very high: water is contaminated with manure, the toxicity of the soil increases (due to the use of pesticides and fertilizers), high methane emissions are emitted due to the number of animals concentrated in the industries... Yes If you dare to introduce plant-based milk in your diet, you will be helping to combat climate change and improve your personal well-being. We hope this article has been helpful. Now all that remains is for you to choose your favorite and enjoy it!

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