Homemade Pumpkin Seed Milk

It’s official, I am the proud owner of a Vitamix ! So expect some non-solid recipes while I try out my new toy…

I’ve long been a fan of juices and smoothies, but my old blender wasn’t the best at grinding up solid food (I think I burned out the motor on my Cuisinart with the first week!) One of the benefits to a blender this powerful is that you can make alternative (nut) milks. I decided to look up some recipes and came across something even more alternative – pumpkin seed milk! It just so happens that pumpkin seeds are on sale at Whole Foods so I had a ton of them, so it seemed a good experiment.

It was SO SIMPLE!

Ingredients:
– 3 soaked and pitted dates
– 1 cup pumpkin seeds
– 3 cups filtered water
– 1 Tbsp coconut oil
– cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg

Throw everything in the blender and turn it on!

It was super easy to make, and pretty tasty. I really liked the spices I put in, and I bet if I’d put some cashews in, it would have been even thicker and like a pumpkin pie milkshake.

I suspect my days of buying almond milk are numbered. This was so quick and easy, and there aren’t a bunch of additives. Yum!

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