Light plant-based milk in a minute or less

These lightweight, plant-based milk recipes and how-tos are super simple and so fast you can even make them in a minute or less! Yes, you heard it right. You also don't have to contend with a messy nut milk bag!

Let's say you're running out of your favorite commercial brand of vegan, plant-based milk. Do not worry! If you want or need to make your own, or just love plant-based milk and want some cheap options to buy in-store, you have plenty of choices! Look at all the things you can make your own plant-based milk!

You choose how to make these!

I like my plant-based milk a bit on the thin side, usually. All of these recipes are flexible and you can use anywhere from 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup nuts, seeds or grains for every 2 cups of water. It obviously works at a 1/2 cup to 1 cup per minute. Four cups of water if you want a larger or double batch. Customize your relationship with how you like it or what you want to have that day. Need more calories? Less? Will your recipe be better with thick or thin milk? It is entirely up to you.

Best blenders for plant-based milk

Any bullet-type blender works for these milk recipes and how. Less powerful blenders may leave a few that can be strained with a fine mesh strainer if desired. A high-powered blender like a VitaMix or BlendTec will pulverize everything and you can skip the tiring part.

Oats make delicious and cheap plant-based milk!

I start with the simplest, easiest and cheapest ingredient first. Oats! Oat milk is everywhere right now. Lots of new brands are popping up in stores. But what if you run out, or your local store doesn't carry this? In about a minute you can make your own.

Oats are full of healthy carbohydrates and starches and even a decent amount of protein.

They are pretty cheap, and a batch of this using a 1/4 cup of oats will cost about $ 0.20 … or even less if you use cheaper oats.

Easy plant-based milk to make in one minute from Planted365

Quick oatmeal recipe

1/4 uncooked oats

2 cups of water

1 teaspoon oil

pinch of salt (optional)

Process all ingredients in a blender for about 30 seconds and then strain through a fine-mesh strainer.

Easy plant-based milk to make in one minute from Planted365

Nuts make delicious plant-based milk! Also high in protein!

Easy plant-based milk to make in one minute from Planted365

Nuts are great for making plant-based milk. They have many proteins and minerals, stored lightly until needed and quickly blended into creamy, tasty delicacy. Everyone knows almond milk, but just about every nut makes delicious milk! Here is a list of easy to find nuts. They average approx. $ 6- $ 10 per Pound, so expect these recipes to cost about $ 1 a pound. Batch, give or take.

Easy plant-based milk to make in one minute from Planted365 Macadamia milk recipe

Nuts are greasy and can therefore be cured relatively quickly, in as little as a month depending on the nuts, how fresh they are and how they are stored. Store in the refrigerator for up to a few months or in the freezer for up to several months to a year for the longest life.

Nuts for emergency milk!

  • almonds
  • cashews
  • pistachios
  • Hazelnuts
  • Macadamia nuts
  • walnuts
  • pecans
  • Brazilian nuts
  • Pine nuts
  • Coconuts (use 1/4 dried coconut meat in this recipe)
  • peanuts
  • chestnuts

Light nut milk recipe

1/4 cup nuts of your choice or a mixture

2 cups of water

pinch of salt

Process all ingredients in a blender for about 30 seconds and then strain through a fine-mesh strainer.

Seed Milk is simply tasty

Did you know that you can make milk from seeds? Yes, totally can! And it's nutritious, contains a lot of omega-3's and proteins and tastes great!

Light plant-based milk to be prepared in one minute from Planted365 Hemp Milk Recipe

We are all quite familiar with hemp milk, made from hemp seeds. It is as delicious and creamy and as easy to make as any other milk. But they are not the only seeds that are delicious as a drink. Here's a list!

Seeds for seed milk

Here are some seeds that work well in making milk.

  • hempseed
  • Sunflower seeds
  • linseed
  • Pumpkin seeds / Pepitas
  • sesame seeds

Letfrø-dairy recipe

1/4 cup seed of your choice or a mixture

2 cups of water

pinch of salt

Process all ingredients in a blender for about 30 seconds and then strain through a fine-mesh strainer.

Rice Milk is an old favorite!

The first plant-based milk I tried years ago was rice milk.

Easy plant-based milk to produce in one minute from planted 365 rice milk

Rice is mild and is one of the least allergenic and easiest to digest ingredients for most people. It's also super simple. Save some of your cooked rice for this recipe and it is just as quick as the other recipes!

Basic rice flour recipe

1/4 cup cooked white or brown rice

2 cups of water

pinch salt (optional)

Process all ingredients in a blender for about 30 seconds and then strain through a fine-mesh strainer.

Banana milk is sweet delicious!

Easy plant-based milk to make in one minute from Planted365 banana milk recipe

Ripe bananas are lovely mixed in milk and are also sweet.

Three Ingredients Banana Milk Recipe

1/2 ripe banana

2 cups of water

pinch salt (optional)

Process all ingredients in a blender for about 30 seconds and enjoy. No need to hire!

Super light vegan chocolate milk!

Do you want fast and delicious chocolate milk? To each plant-based milk, add 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder and one tablespoon of sweetener per Cup milk and mix well.

Plant-based milk to be prepared in one minute from Planted365 chocolate milk

Basic measurements for any plant-based milk recipe

Easy plant-based milk to make in one minute from Planted365

For ALL of these recipes, the basic measurements are about a 1/4 cup to a 1/2 cup of grain, nuts or seeds (or any combination!) For about 2 cups of water. Simply blend any combination for a good 30 seconds until smooth and creamy. Low fat ingredients may benefit from adding a teaspoon of oil, but it is not necessary at all. Nuts, of course, have a higher fat content, and it will also be a bit creamy.

Want a bigger batch? Double or triple any of these. Store leftovers in the fridge for up to three days.

No emergency milk bag! Wait, what's a nut milk bag ??

When I first started making plant-based milk years ago, it was quite a production. It was messy, seemed to take forever, was inconvenient and involved the use of the dreaded nut milk bag. A nut milk bag is basically a fine-mesh bag that any mixed plant-based milk can squeeze through to remove any bits of nuts or seeds or whatever you made the milk from. This is a picture of how to use one from my book, Easy Affordable Raw. Any of the milk in this book can also be prepared in this way. It works well if you want your perfectly smooth, and move on if you have one, but it's not important.

Easy plant-based milk to make in one minute from Planted365

When I was in a hurry or just wanted more convenience, I realized I could make my own milk without making a mess of bags! Just pour these through a fine mesh sieve and, bam, you're done. Save any leftover pulp if any (with a Vitamix may not be left) and add to any baked good recipe.

Plant-based milk to be produced in one minute from planted 365 rice-milk strainer

Sweetened or unsweetened?

Unsweetened, plant-based milk can be used for any recipe at all. They are great when you do not want super strong flavors in anything or do not want sweet or vanilla flavors. For example, I love to make vegan breakfast sauce and it should definitely have unsweetened plant milk. For unsweetened milk, just add a small pinch of salt … and even it's optional.

If you want a sweetened version of milk, you can add any or any combination of regular sugar, coconut sugar, agave, maple syrup, stevia, raisins or chopped dates, etc. Add approx. one tablespoon per Batch.

A teaspoon or two of vanilla can also be added. Taste tests as you go to see what you like.

To summarize … Here's the basic idea …

Easy plant-based milk to make in one minute from Planted365

Use 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of nuts, seeds, grains or sweet fruit mixed with 2 cups of water. Strain if desired. That is it.

XOXO Lisa

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