It’s hard to find Whole30 compliant nut milk. Most in stores have additives and added sugar. I’ve been playing with testing out different nut milks.
Here is what you need to make your own. The ingredients for vanilla or chocolate nut milk are not compliant with the Whole30, 100% cocoa is but no sugars are allowed. You can leave the sweetener out and make flavored, compliant milks
For the milk you need:
Nuts, filtered or bottled water, cheese cloth, bottles or cups
Vanilla bean paste, cocoa, sugar/agave or any other sweetener (not compliant with Whole30) or any natural flavoring you want to experiment with
To make the milk:
Take a cup of nuts (I tried pistachios and cashews) and soak them over night in water.
When they’re soft, drain and put them in a blender with fresh water.
After they are a fine paste, take a cheese cloth and strain the residual nuts out.
Sweeten or flavor the nut milk if you like and store in the fridge.
If you want chocolate flavored
Put 3-4 Tblspns baking cocoa or melted baking cocoa and mix with the sweetener
Stir or shake
Drain again with another piece of cheese cloth to get all extra chocolate or sweetener out.
If you’re using hard baking chocolate, melt it on the stove and sweeten, then mix in the milk.
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If you’re like me, you need to keep allergy/intolerance friendly snacks around.
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I cannot give my daughter the same foods over and over but she’s not a huge breakfast person. We found these breakfast bars- easy to eat on the go (school drop off or on the way to grocery shop) and delicious.
Of course, all children LOVE waffles and pancakes. Enjoy Life also has these for a fast pre-drop off breakfast. Great for the whole family.
You also have to have snacks. These nut and seed packs are just the right blend of sweet and savory. They are healthy, guilt free snacks for the whole family.
These along with the chocolate chips I posted in the top picture and the soft cookies are go to snacks and breakfast foods in our home, especially since transitioning to the gluten free and dairy free life. I eat a lot less since being gluten free for as long as i have, but I’m not forcing my daughter to give up foods she likes just because of an intolerance. Enjoy Life has one of the healthiest ingredient lists of the other brands available.