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Sunflower And Sesame Seed Milk January 21, 2013


When my kids were small, they used to love this milk. The recipe I used said that sunflower seeds and sesame seeds make a complete protein. I don’t know if that is true, but I do know that this milk have a distinctive flavor and quite delicious.

The ingredients are pretty simple:

  • 1 cup Sunflower Seeds
  • 1 Cup Sesame Seeds
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • ¼ cup organic sugar and ¼  cup boiling water

I soak the sunflower seeds with just enough water to cover them and put them in the refrigerator overnight. This softens them. Put the sunflower seeds with their water, the sesame seeds, and 2 cups of water in a blender, and blend until smooth. Pour into a fine meshed strainer over a bowl. Let it sit and drain into the bowl. Now place sugar in a heat proof bowl and bring a ¼ cup water to boil. Pour the water into the sugar and stir until sugar dissolves. You’ve just made a simple sugar sauce! Pretty simple, wasn’t it? Once this cools down, add it to the seed milk. Add vanilla and stir.

The leftover pulp is good to use in casseroles. I’m thinking of making some into a dip by adding some garlic, some steamed spinach and some spices. I am also thinking of using some pulp as the basis for a veggie burger. Anyone have any other ideas?



One Response to “Sunflower And Sesame Seed Milk”

  1. Ahimsa Says:

    Yum. I still remember how tasty this stuff was, even though I haven’t had any since maybe the 80s?

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