So I know I made this in the summer time, but WOW is it good!! It’s going to be even better in the winter time. It is the vegan alternative of egg nog. And so healthy for you.
This recipe literally cannot get any easier to make and to get in your daily source of nuts and healthy omega 3’s, fiber, antioxidants, zinc, magnesium, etc etc! All in a delightful and refreshing drink. It is very easily customizable too, but for this recipe I will show you how I made it and enjoyed it. I hope you will too:)
Pumpkin Seed MilkPrint Recipe
- 1 Cup - Pumpkin Seeds (soaked overnight, 6-8 hours).
- 3 Cups - Filtered Water
- 2 tsp - Vanilla Extract
- 1/4 Cup - Honey (or Maple Syrup or 6 dates)
- 1/2 tsp - Cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp - Nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp - Ginger
- 1/2 tsp - Clove
- Pinch of Sea Salt
Soak your pumpkin seeds overnight in a bowl of filtered water and a dash of sea salt (this helps to make the milk creamier, makes the nuts easier to digest and helps rid toxins they contain).
When the pumpkin seeds are done soaking, discard and drain the water and rinse the seeds clean.
Get a high powered blender (I use my Vitamix) and put the seeds and your filtered water in it. Blend on high for about 1 minute (or until the seeds are completely pulverized).
Strain if you do not want a gritty texture (I don't mind a grainy texture so I did not strain mine, this way I know I am eating all of the pumpkin seeds and not wasting anything). Add your spices and sweetener, mix well and refrigerate to enjoy cold. Be sure to mix again to prevent settlement when you are ready to pour out a glass:)
Drink up and enjoy the health benefits!