Great substitute for milk. In baking you can't taste the difference, and it has a pleasant taste for drinking. Cheap and good for you too!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
additional:
8 hrs
total:
8 hrs 5 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
5 Cups
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine 3 cups water, chia seeds, and walnuts in a bowl; stir to prevent clumps from forming. Let soak for 8 hours to overnight.

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  • Pour chia seed mixture into a blender; add 1 cup water, tahini, honey, and vanilla extract. Cover and blend until smooth; add reminding water.

Cook's Notes:

If I am using this recipe for soup, etc., I only add a bit of honey (milk is too sweet) and leave out the vanilla.

Toasted sesame tahini can be used instead of raw, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

45 calories; protein 1.2g; carbohydrates 2.8g; fat 3.5g; sodium 7.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2018
My son ran 10 miles this morning and needed a quick protein shake. We were out of regular and coconut milk that I usually keep in the fridge. I’ve made chia milk before so decided on this but needed a basic recipe again. I didn’t have time to soak anything so placed white chia seed and a few cashews in the water and let it sit for about 5 minutes. I blended thoroughly in my high-speed blender and strained it in a nut milk bag. I always add Stevia and several pimches of Himalayan salt to make it taste more like regular milk. Tasted fabulous, smooth, full, and creamy. My son loved it in his strawberry protein smoothie with some blueberries added. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2018
My son ran 10 miles this morning and needed a quick protein shake. We were out of regular and coconut milk that I usually keep in the fridge. I’ve made chia milk before so decided on this but needed a basic recipe again. I didn’t have time to soak anything so placed white chia seed and a few cashews in the water and let it sit for about 5 minutes. I blended thoroughly in my high-speed blender and strained it in a nut milk bag. I always add Stevia and several pimches of Himalayan salt to make it taste more like regular milk. Tasted fabulous, smooth, full, and creamy. My son loved it in his strawberry protein smoothie with some blueberries added. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/28/2017
An alternative milk not to be overlooked. This one is full-bodied. The taste is nice thanks to the walnuts. I only have a regular blender so the seeds were still crunchy. I imagine with a mega blender you'd get a smoother consistency. The recipe works exactly as written. I made a half batch with honey and half without. Haven't used it for baking yet but will. The sweetened version went well in a smoothie making it a bit thicker than when using a more viscous milk alternative. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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