Barb Hodgens
Barb Hodgens

Barb Hodgens loves to cook with alternative, healthy whole food ingredients, with a focus on gut health. Barb has overcome her own gut health issues through healthy eating. Share your ideas, comments and photos at the end of this post :)

Homemade sunflower seed milk

Plant-based and allergy friendly.

This creamy, homemade sunflower seed milk is a wonderful plant-based, milk alternative for anyone wishing to avoid dairy or nut based milk. Sunflower seeds are inexpensive and loaded with nutrients, so making milk from these seeds, not only avoids the commercial additives, such as emulsifiers, sugar, and thickeners, it’s budget friendly.

Sunflower seeds have a mild, nutty flavour and blend quickly in the ‘Vibe’ to make a smooth delicious milk. We include vanilla and a dash of maple syrup for a rich fresh taste. You can adjust the thickness of the milk by reducing or adding more water and play around with the recipe to fit your taste or dietary preferences.

Homemade sunflower seed milk is best chilled - use in smoothies, overnight oats, pour over muesli or culture it in a Luvele yogurt maker for a plant-based, allergy friendly homemade yogurt. The recipe is coming soon.

Sunflower seed kernels have a high fat content and like many other nuts and seeds, once removed from their shell are subject to rancidity if not stored correctly. Always purchase them from a store with a high turnover to ensure they are fresh to start with, and store them in a well-sealed glass container, such as the ‘Fresh’ vacuum containers, in the fridge.

Soaking is also essential. This helps to neutralise and wash away the enzyme inhibitors leaving you with the seed’s full nutrient potential. Learn more about the benefits of soaking here.

The Vibe Blender System produces a smooth seed milk in under a minute, which you technically don’t need to strain, it’s that fine. Leaving the pulp in will maximise the nutritional value of the milk but has a strong earthy taste. If the you are primarily using sunflower seed milk in smoothies, then the seedy flavour will get masked by all the other goodies you throw into it. For the best tasting milk, we recommend straining. This unfortunately is the most time-consuming part of the process. If you don’t like waste, store the seed pulp in an airtight container and add it to bread, granola, biscuit or cracker batter.

This homemade sunflower seed milk will separate in the fridge but a quick stir will get it all mixed up and looking like milk again.

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