Homemade Vanilla Maple Flax Milk a.k.a. Oh-My-Flax!

Homemade Vanilla Maple Flax Milk a.k.a. Oh-My-Flax!

As you guys know, I’ve been on the homemade plant-based milk bandwagon for a while now. I more recently started making hemp milk & I love it. The recipe for my homemade hemp milk is beyond delicious & also super simple. Here it is, if you guys are into it: Homemade Hemp Milk a.k.a. The Easier Plant-Based Vegan Milk Alternative For When You Just Don’t Have The Time!

This weekend, meal prep got the best of me & I totally forgot to soak my nuts for almond milk, so instead, I got creative & made VANILLA MAPLE FLAX MILK! And yet again, I nailed it (Okay, I don’t mean to brag, but I really FREAKING LOVE this flax milk!). 

It’s dairy-free, super simple to prepare, creamy, silky & delicious, great on its own, in lattes, overnight oats or smoothies & super nutritious. All you need are 3 ingredients, filtered water, any optional add-ins of your choice, a blender, bowl & nut milk bag or dish cloth & you’re good to go!

Flax seeds contain essential fatty acids that are anti-inflammatory & heart healthy. They are anti-bacterial, contain antioxidants, B vitamins, magnesium, potassium, iron & fibre. They rev metabolism, boost immunity, skin & bone health, lower cholesterol & blood pressure. And they are a great way to get in all these benefits in plant-based form because they don’t add bulk to recipes!

As you guys know if you follow along my recipes every now & then, I like to incorporate them into both sweet & savoury recipes because they add a heck of a dose of nutrition, without overwhelming the dishes or making them feel overly packed!

This milk is so silky, smooth & creamy that you’d think it was REAL DAIRY MILK, no joke. That’s how freaking perfect this milk is. The flax seeds give it a delicious nutty & earthy flavour & the maple syrup & vanilla add the perfect touch of sweetness to counter the nuttiness, making this milk the perfect combination of flavours!

Now, without further ado, let’s get into how to make it!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 cup of organic ground flaxseed
  • 5-6 cups of filtered water (depending how creamy you want it)
  • 1-2 tbsp. pure organic maple syrup
  • 2 tsp. pure organic vanilla extract
  • OTHER OPTIONAL ADD-INS: Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, pumpkin spice, sea salt, a fine protein powder, etc.

HOW?

  • Add the flax & water to your blender & blend on high for about 2 minutes, until the seeds are broken down. You want the pieces to still be visible so they can be filtered out a bit easier.

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  • Place a nut milk bag/dish cloth over a medium bowl & slowly pour the mixture into the bag/cloth & strain/squeeze out all the liquid. Be careful not to squeeze too hard, allowing the seed fibre to come through.

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  • Once all the liquid is extracted, rinse the blender & add the milk back to the jug with the maple syrup & vanilla (& other add-ins). Blend on high for another 1-2 minutes.

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  • Pour into a Mason jar or airtight jug, let sit for about 2-30 minutes to let the foam subside, then refrigerate. The milk will keep in the fridge for 3-5 days. Natural separation will happen because there are absolutely ZERO preservatives, fillers or gums in this baby, so shake it up before serving!
  • ENJOY!

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