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Looking for a dairy-free milk alternative that is healthy, low sugar, and is easily made at home? Check out our Homemade Sunflower Seed Milk, it’s easier to make than you might think, and it’s full of nutrients
Looking for a simple and healthy dairy milk alternative that is nut-free but free of added sugars and thickeners? This Homemade Sunflower Seed Milk recipe is virtually allergy free, simple to make, and can be easily adjusted to fit your tastes and preferences.
In this recipe, the flax seed simply adds some thickness to the final result. You can skip adding the flaxseed if you don’t have it or if you prefer a thinner milk. You can also adjust the thickness of the milk by reducing the water by half. Play around with the recipe and find what suits your tastes.
You can also blend in a little sunflower seed butter to add some richness and boost the flavor and nutrition of your milk.
If you don’t like the taste of sunflower seeds or don’t have them on hand, simply sub in other seeds, such as sesame seeds or pumpkin seeds for something different!
Homemade Sunflower Seed Milk
- 1 cup sunflower seeds unsalted (roasted or raw)
- 1 Tablespoon whole flaxseeds
- 2 cups water
- Dash sea salt to taste
- Put sunflower seeds and whole flaxseeds in a bowl and cover with water. Cover the bowl with a cloth or lid and soak for a couple of hours until soft
- Drain the seeds and add them to a blender
- Add 2 cups of fresh water to the blender and blend for a minute or 2 until the sunflower seeds are finely ground
- Pour the sunflower seed mixture through a juice bag or nut milk bag into a jar or pitcher and store in the fridge for about 2 days.
Sarah Jane Parker is the founder, recipe creator, and photographer behind The Fit Cookie. She’s a food allergy mom and healthy living blogger based in Wyoming. Sarah is also an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Certified Health Coach, Revolution Running certified running coach, and an ACE Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist