Homegrown Hand­made

Al­mond, co­conut, soy and rice are all pop­u­lar dairy-free milk al­ter­na­tives, but there are eas­ier op­tions you can grow and make your­self.

NZ Lifestyle Block - - Contents - Words Jane Wrig­glesworth

How to grow and make your own dairy-free milk

Con­sume any of the pop­u­lar al­ter­na­tive milks in large quan­ti­ties and the price adds up. How­ever, there are other milk al­ter­na­tives which are quick and easy to grow.

Pump­kin seeds, sun­flower seeds and oats can be turned into nut-free, dairy-free milks that are ap­petis­ing, full of nu­tri­ents, and can be grown and har­vested in one sea­son.

All con­tain tryp­to­phan, an es­sen­tial amino acid. It is a pre­cur­sor to sero­tonin, which in turn is a pre­cur­sor to mela­tonin, the ‘sleep’ hor­mone.

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