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I love experimenting on a new seed flavors making them into raw seed milks, it has by far many beneficial nutritional properties much more then standard milk! It’s cheaper to make it yourself, easy, and has multi-uses on the raw milks and seeds left-overs!

Health benefits of Raw Sunflower Seeds:

Sunflower seeds are perfect phytochemical-rich seed for those of us looking to lose weight, as they promote healthy digestion and increase fiber intake. They are also extremely rich in folate, a very important nutrient for women. They are packed full of good fats, antioxidant-rich Vitamin E, selenium and copper, all crucial elements in preventing heart disease, cancer, and other forms of troublesome cellular damage.

Making Sunflower Seed Milk ~

  • 1 cup of raw sunflower seeds
  • 3 cups of filtered water
  • 1 – 2 Tbsp of raw honey, or raw cane sugar, stevia, or other natural pure sweeteners
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon/pure organic vanilla extract
  • (*) See below for preparation instructions…

Sesame Seeds ~

Health Benefits of Raw Sesame Seeds:

Sesame seeds are very high in calcium, magnesium, zinc, fiber, iron, B1 and phosphorus, sesame seeds are unique in their chemical structure. Possessing important cholesterol-fighting fibers known as lignans, studies show that these seeds can lower blood pressure, as well as protect the liver from damage. Sesame seeds also may help prevent Arthritis, asthma, migraine headaches, menopause, osteoporosis and PMS.

Making Sesame Seed Milk ~

  • 1 cup of raw sesame seeds
  • 3 cups filtered water
  • 1 – 2 Tbsp of raw honey, or raw cane sugar, stevia, dates, or other natural pure sweeteners (I like dates with this recipe)
  • (*) See below for preparation instructions…

Chia Seeds ~

Health Benefits of Raw Chia Seeds:
Yes, just like the seeds you used for sprouting your Chia pet, these seeds are from the mint family. Extremely tiny, yet extremely potent, these small seeds are packed full of fiber, protein, nutrient oils, various antioxidants and even calcium.

Studies show that chia seeds stabilize the blood sugar, lower our risks for cardiovascular disease, as well as increase weight loss. These amazing little seeds are an excellent source of high-quality fats, as they are made up of a whopping 34% pure omega-3 oils. (Be sure to get a fresh & good source of Chia seeds/purchase a organic source).

Making Raw Chia Seed Milk ~

With raw chia seeds you can pretty much make it the same way as the sesame seed instruction and/or I like to make a mix with this batch…

      • 4 Tbsp Chia seeds
      • 2 Tbsp raw walnuts/almonds
      • 2 Tbsp raw sesame seeds
      • 2 Tbsp raw honey or dates
      • 1 tsp pure organic vanilla extract
      • 5 cups of filtered water
      • (*) See below for preparation instructions…

Hemp Seeds ~

Health Benefits of Raw Hemp Seeds:
Hemp seeds are truly a superfood, as they are packed with an impressive list of nutritional attributes. Perfectly balanced with a three to one omega-6 to omega-3 oil ratio, they are also an excellent source of gamma linoleic and stearidonic acid.

Containing 10 essential amino acids, hemp seeds are composed of over thirty percent pure protein, making them an excellent daily protein source. They are also composed of 40 percent fiber, the highest amount of any grain on earth! Also containing disease-fighting phytosterols, studies show that hemp seeds, or even hemp milk, may prevent heart disease, many forms of cancer, as well as inflammation-based diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

Making Raw Hemp Seed Milk ~

  • 1 cup of raw hemp seeds
  • 1 quart of filtered water
    (you may add more or less water depending on the thickness desired)
  • 1 – 2 Tbsp of raw honey, dates, raw organic maple syrup, or molasses
  • (*) See below for preparation instructions…

Note: This recipe does not require soaking raw hemp seeds over night, this may be an option.

(*) Soak seeds over night, in the morning drain & rinse the seeds and place them in a blender with purified water, sweetener, and natural flavor (optional). Blend well and strain the milk using a fine mesh nut-bag, store milk in a glass container and refrigerate! Save nut left-overs for baking uses, yogurt, seed butter, seed mixes, or dehydrator recipe. Note: Most raw seed milks last for only a few days, be sure to store in refrigerator and shake before each use.

Health Benefits Source Reference:

Note: The reason I have not listed Agave nectar as an option is ~ Agave nectar is made from the agave plant, which is a cactus. Sound natural, right? Like maple syrup from a tree, or honey from a beehive. Only it isn’t. Agave is HIGHLY processed, and the end product does not even remotely resemble the original agave plant. And agave is approximately 80% fructose (much higher than honey and maple syrup).
“Agave: A Triumph of Marketing over Truth” ~ http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/07/02/agave-a-triumph-of-marketing-over-truth.aspx

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