Vegetarian (you can make it even vegan) milk is really delicious, healthy and nourishing.
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Because you do not use any "real" milk, is the vegetarian variant "lactose free" and thus very good for the ones who are allergic to (cow) milk or to lactose (the "sugar" in the milk).
This veg variant also contains really healthy, body friendly "fats" for you.
As always, please use organic stuff to make it.
(..and I had to abruptly stop here as my telepathic son V. asked me for the first time in our life for "chocolate milk")..
My invitation for you is to experiment with materials and to use in the beginning whatever you have in the house (and that goes also for the blender..:-) ).
You can make vegetarian/vegan milk from:
Here are two older vids I made about making vegetarian milk. Mine is vegetarian and not vegan because I use honey and honey is not considered a vegan product.
As a principle: the rawer (not or less cooked) the milk, the better your body can digest it and use it. The big secret for a milky milk is to sprout the nuts and seeds. You do that by putting them in (you know, the cleanest possible) water for at least overnight. If you prefer to let your seeds and nuts longer in the water - you could do that up to 24 hours but you'd have to wash them at least once in 8 hours. After 24 hours you could put them in the fridge so they do not go bad or you could rinse them and let them sprout further outside water. I have the simplest system possible and I manage to sprout a lot of stuff (look here for an example) but if you want to look more into that, more info soon.
Your digestion works generally best with raw materials because raw fruit and vegetables have enzymes that connect and react very well with your stomach and digestive system. This helps your body take the most vitamins and minerals it needs from the food you ingest.
Nuts and seeds on the contrary have the so called "enzyme inhibitors" so that a seed or a nut does not start to make a plant or a tree in the "wrong" conditions. They need water and a good place to "trick" them into sprouting - and that is also how and when the enzyme inhibitors are dissolving. Not only that the seeds and nuts are now more digestible but when they start to sprout they also bring tremendous energy to your milk (or if you eat them, directly to you:-) ). Imagine the energy they unleash to make a tree or a plant:-) That is what's going into you (yay!) :-)
The nuts also get a sweetness to them after 8-12 hours of soaking. Yum:-)
Please be aware that both seeds and nuts take a lot of water in, cover them at least two times the volume they have dry and check after a while if they are still underwater. Chia seeds swallow as much as 9 times water / their volume when dry.
Soaking time: to be on the safe side you can let them soak over night: 8-12 hours (or over day if you go to work early in the morning)
How: just in a jar, covered lightly, with a cheese cloth or a plate on top (so that you do not get any kind of flying protein in your milk).
Where: just on the kitchen table will do.
You want to use cooked material? Also possible, especially for rice. Cook it lightly in filtered water and you can use the cooking water in your milk.
Please note: cooked and non organic, or through a metallic strainer, your milk is still much healthier and tastier than any pasteurized milk of any kind.
Making the milk:
throw in your blender (from a small distance, please!):
Blend. Strain. Drink:-)
It goes without saying, if you have a smaller blender (a personal blender in EU or a Nutribullet, for example), please change the quantities accordingly.
You can use this milk for everything you used the other one:-) Cakes, pudding, smoothies, pancakes, you get the picture.
It's best when fresh but you can also keep it in the fridge for 2 days. Use glass bottles, please.
Go on and experiment with different tastes, you will probably have your favorites and least loved.
 Oxidation from Wikipedia:
Oxidation is any chemical reaction that involves the moving of electrons. Specifically, it means the side that gives away electrons.
Oxidation has a negative effect on the (any) body. It leads to cells being destroyed and that is why it's seen as one of the most important causes of getting old or sick.
This is the reason we'd better eat or drink non oxidized stuff:-) Coffee oxidizes like crazy, if you wanna know.. (also if you don't want to know, it still does);
Edit January 2019:
Nowadays I add essential oils (from dōTERRA) to my milks and there are also specific tools / machines to make the milk, like the Almond Cow.