Sprouting with a nut milk bag Other than my chef knife and cutting board the item I use the most in the kitchen is a nut milk bag. Basically it's a washable fine mesh bag that makes food life way easy. But don't be fooled, it's not just for milking: 1. Make nut and seed milk 2. Juice veggies and fruits using your blender 3. Sprout 4. Ferment raw nut and seed cheese 5. Make nut and seed flour (well that's just pulp leftover from milk that's been dried) Some health food stores carry the bags, like the Carrot Commons, Elaina Love sells her Amazing Nut Milk Bag online plus I have a few on hand for sale or Juicerless sells a great quality bags on their site or through eBay. A fun kitchen tool to play around with, the blender juicing option alone makes it worth it.

Who's making milk... it's soo easy I'm serious. My fav is hazelnut milk, I keep a big bag of hazelnuts in the cupboard and always have access to fresh milk within minutes. Way easier than running to the store. This weekend I blended a vanilla bean with the nuts before straining and it was delicious! Vanilla Hazelnut Milk 1 cup hazelnuts 4 cups filtered water 1 vanilla bean stevia to sweeten (optional) Blend all the ingredients, strain through nut milk bag and add stevia to taste. If you need a refresher on how to make milk click here and for an amazing cereal to go with your milk click here. So above are my ingredients and below are the ingredients in a store bought nut milk... just saying. Natural Almond Base (Filtered Water, Almonds) All Natural Evaporated Cane Juice Calcium Carbonate Sea Salt Natural Flavour Locust Bean Gum Sunflower Lecithin Gellan Gum Zinc Gluconate Vitamin A Palmitate Riboflavin Vitamin D2 Vitamin B12.

Did you know you can juice with your blender?! I shared this information with the Raw Food Toronto Meetup group a couple weeks back and a few were very surprised. I must admit when I first found out I was super excited too, it meant I could juice wheat grass at home!! I don't juice enough to justify buying a fancy juicer and I'd much rather spend the money on a good blender as it's way more versatile for a living foods lifestyle. Loose instructions for a day's worth of juice, about 2L 1 head of celery 8 leaves of kale 1 cucumber 1 beet 1 lemon apple (optional) pinch of high mineral salt (add after juiced) stevia to taste (add after juiced) Depending on the power of your blender you might need to chop everything into pretty small pieces, or even add a bit of water to get started. With my old blender (pictured above) I could get away with no water if I started with cucumber diced pretty small and then add the remaining ingredients from there. Once everything is blended up like a smoothie, pour the entire blender contents into a nut milk bag and squeeze out all that nutritious veggie juice into a bowl. Season with the salt and stevia. I keep the pulp in the freezer until I have enough for a batch of doggie cookies or raw crackers. Make sure you store the juice in an air tight glass container for no more than 12 hours. Once the pulp is removed the juice loses nutrients pretty quickly. This is why all those juice products sold in stores are mostly just sugar and preservatives. Do you have any idea how good that is for you!!!! Soooo good!