Flax seed milk is delicious and nutritions and a great way to get heart-healthy fats into your diet. This non-dairy milk has many health benefits and is simple to make at home with just a few simple ingredients.
Homemade flax milk is a great plant-based milk alterable and is rich in omega-3 fats. I use a lot of flax seeds in my home since flax is a great egg replacement (I make “flax eggs” in place of eggs in baking) and has a milder flavor than other seed milks like hemp milk. Flax milk is one of the creamiest dairy-free milk alternatives I’ve tried, coming up right next to cashew milk and soy milk. The process for making flax milk is similar to other plant based milks, but a you will need to follow a few extra steps to ensure the milk is free from the “gel” consistency that flaxseeds are familiar for.
How To Make Flax Milk
For this recipe you will need flaxseeds, fresh water and optional add ins like sea salt and dates to add flavor. A nutmilk bag or strainer lined with cheese cloth is also recommended to strain the homemade milk.
Start by soaking the flaxseeds in two cups of filtered water for 8-12 hours. I usually do this overnight so I can make the flax milk first thing in the morning.
Rinse the soaked flaxseeds and remove the flaxseed gell from the seeds. Once rinsed, you can make flax milk.
Add the seeds to a high-speed blender and add four cups of water. Blend the flax on high for 30-60 seconds, or until smooth and creamy.
Next, pour flaxseed milk through a fine mesh strainer or nut bag to remove the ground flax.
Store the flax milk in a glass container for 3-5 days in the refrigerator.
You can find flaxseeds in most grocery stores, health food stores, and online. They are available in both whole and ground forms. If purchasing whole flaxseeds, it’s recommended to grind them at home using a coffee grinder or a blender to ensure maximum freshness and nutrient availability.
Absolutely! Flaxseed milk has a mild and slightly nutty taste, but you can easily customize its flavor. You can add a teaspoon of vanilla extract for a sweeter taste or experiment with sweeteners such as maple syrup, honey, or dates. Additionally, spices like cinnamon or cocoa powder can be added for unique flavor variations.
Yes, you can use flaxseed milk as a substitute for dairy milk in cooking and baking. It can be added to smoothies, cereal, oatmeal, coffee, tea, and used in various recipes for pancakes, muffins, and more. However, note that flaxseed milk has a slightly thicker consistency compared to dairy milk, which may affect the texture of certain recipes.
Either brown flax or golden flax can be used in this easy recipe.
Flax Milk Recipe
This simple homemade flaxseed milk recipe comes together with a big nutritional punch with omega rich flaxseeds! This flax milk is a great alternative to cow’s milk and tastes delicious alone or used in cereal or oatmeal.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes + 8 hours soaking time
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 4 cups 1x
- Method: Blender
- Cuisine: American
- 1/2 cup flaxseeds
- 4 cups filtered water
- Optional: dates, sea salt
- Mix the flaxseeds with 2 cups of water and soak for 8-12 hours.
- Rinse the flaxseeds well and remove the gel layer around the flax.
- Pour the soaked seeds into a high-speed blender. Add in four cups of water and blend on high for 30-60 seconds or until the milk is creamy and smooth.
- Pour the fresh flax milk through a fine mesh strainer or nut milk bag. Store the fresh flax milk in the refrigerator for up to a week.
- Serving Size: 1/2 cup
- Calories: 125
- Fat: 10g
- Carbohydrates: 7g
- Protein: 4g