Beauty Mylks

Call me a geek but making my own nut milk is just so much fun! Don’t get me wrong, we are so lucky to live in a time when the dairy options are literally booming ( at least in the UK) and where we are really spoilt for choice! From cashew, tiger nut, hemp seeds to oats and peanut mylk the sky seems to be really the limit! I do have some favourites which I regularly buy from the store but whenever I have the time (and I remember) I try to make my own nut or seed mylk. The beauty of making your own is that you can really experiment with different flavours and nuts/seeds combinations to create your very own personalised drink of choice.

The 4 below are definitely my favourites which I have been making over and over again as they are soo delicious! I like to call them Beauty Mylks because they all have particular beauty benefits which your skin will thank you for.  Generally nuts and seeds are all incredibly beneficial for our skin as they are a great source of healthy fats to keep our skin plump and glowy.

I hope you enjoy making them and please let me know which one is your favourite!

Few notes:

  • The amount of sweetener needed for each mylks is entirely up to you. I tried to keep it not too “sugary” but please feel free to adjust it to your personal taste.
  • I like my nut mylk to be super creamy that’s shy I have used a relatively small amount of water. If you like it a bit more watery (or you just want to get a larger amount of nut mylk) feel free to add more water, it will still be delicious!
  • I have used vanilla bean paste or powder as they are so much more flavoursome than vanilla extract. You can really taste the difference!
  • I have had so much fun playing around with different nuts/seeds combination but please know that you can totally switch them up to other nuts/seeds too! These are just my personal favourites 🙂
  • Since these mylks are completely free of emulsifiers or additives they will naturally “separate” when stored in the fridge. Don’t worry, it’s totally normal! Just give the bottle a shake and you are good to go!
  • Store them in an airtight jars or bottles in the fridge for up to 3 days. Again, they completely raw and unpasteurised so they won’t last as long as the store bought ones.

Chocolate Mylk:

Raw cacao powder is a bomb of skin loving antioxidants, even more than blueberries!

1/4 cup of hazelnuts – soaked overnight or for 6-8 hours

1/4 cup of pecans – soaked overnight or for 6-8 hours

3 tbsp of raw cacao powder

3 tbsp of maple syrup

A pinch of sea salt

1/2 tsp of vanilla bean paste or powder

3 cups of water

Drain and rinse well the soaked nuts. Place them in a blender and add the water. Blend everything really well until the nuts have completely disintegrate and you have a foamy and white mylk.  Pour the milk into your nut milk bag and with your hands strain the milk into a large bowl (better to avoid spilling everywhere). Give the blender a quick rinse and add the strained milk back in with all the other ingredients. Blend again until super smooth and creamy. Taste for sweetness and add more maple syrup if needed.

Matcha Mylk:

Hemp seeds are probably my favourite seeds, they are super rich in protein and omegas 3 and vitamin E, essential to keep you skin plumped and glowy.

1/4 cup of hemp hearts ( no need to soak them)

1/4 cup of raw cashews – soaked overnight or for 6-8 hours

2 tsp of green tea matcha powder

1 tbsp of maple syrup

A  pinch of sea salt

1/2 tsp of vanilla bean paste or powder

3 cups of water

Drain and rinse well the soaked cashews. Place them in a blender with the hemp hearts and add the water. Blend everything really well until the nuts have completely disintegrate and you have a foamy and white mylk. Pour the milk into your nut milk bag and with your hands strain the milk into a large bowl (better to avoid spilling everywhere). Give the blender a quick rinse and add the strained milk back in with all the other ingredients. Blend again until super smooth and creamy. Taste for sweetness and add more maple syrup if needed.

Salted Caramel:

Maca powder is one of my favourite superfoods! It can help to balance your hormones so it’a particularly  good if you like me tend to have hormonal breakouts before that time of the month.

1 cup of raw cashews – soaked overnight or for 6-8 hours

1 1/2 tsp of maca powder (it what gives the caramel flavour)

1/2 tsp of cinnamon powder

1/2 tsp of sea salt

1/2 tsp of vanilla bean paste or powder

3 pitted medjol dates

3 cups of water

Drain and rinse well the soaked cashews. Place them in a blender and add the water. Blend everything really well until the nuts have completely disintegrate and you have a foamy and white mylk. Pour the milk into your nut milk bag and with your hands strain the milk into a large bowl (better to avoid spilling everywhere). Give the blender a quick rinse and add the strained milk back in with all the other ingredients. Blend again until super smooth and creamy.

Vanilla:

I always think sunflower seeds are totally underrated! Apart from being an excellent source of B vitamins, iron and zinc they are also a great source of essential fatty acids which encourage smooth and soft skin.

1/4 cup of raw macadamia nuts – soaked overnight or for 6-8 hours

1/4 cup of sunflower seeds

1 tsp of vanilla bean paste or powder

1 tbsp of maple syrup

A pinch of sea salt

3 cups of water

Drain and rinse well the soaked cashews. Place them in a blender and add the water. Blend everything really well until the nuts have completely disintegrate and you have a foamy and white mylk. Pour the milk into your nut milk bag and with your hands strain the milk into a large bowl (better to avoid spilling everywhere). Give the blender a quick rinse and add the strained milk back in with all the other ingredients. Blend again until super smooth and creamy.

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