One major trend we are starting to see is our society veering away from animal milk, and more towards plant based milks – but is this actually beneficial?
Here are some great traits that nut and other plant milks carry for maintaining our health:
One amazing brand, Elmhurst Plant-Based Milks, has multiple types of nut milks available in their line that do not contain any emulsifiers, thickeners, or chemical additives.
Check out some great recipes that contain some of the plant milks listed above!:
ALMOND MILK & NUT BUTTER SMOOTHIE:
In a blender, add 1 C of Elmhurst almond milk, ½ an organic banana, 1 tbsp. of your choice of organic nut butter, 2 tbsp. of brewed coffee, 1 tbsp. of cocoa powder, and 1 tsp. of cinnamon. Blend and enjoy for breakfast as a perfect wake-up smoothie!
COCONUT MILK & MIXED BERRY CHIA PUDDING:
In a blender, add 1 ½ of Elmhurst coconut milk, 1 C mixed organic berries (raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries), 1 tbsp. lemon juice, 1 tbsp. honey, and blend until smooth.
Add to a mason jar or sealable container, along with 3-5 tbsp. of chia seeds and mix well until the seeds are evenly dispersed. Leave in fridge overnight and enjoy in the morning when it changed to a pudding like consistency – top with shaved coconut!
CASHEW MILK & AVOCADO DRESSING:
In a food processor, add ½ C of Elmhurst cashew milk, 1 clove of organic garlic, 2 tbsp. olive oil, ½ an organic avocado, 1 tbsp. lemon juice, sea salt and black pepper to taste, and blend until smooth. Top your favourite salad with this creamy homemade dressing!