my absolute favorite milky bev to keep on hand. I adore cardamom, and I think pumpkin seed mylk is the absolute yummiest. this creamy dreamy mylk supplies tons of zinc (awesome for breakout prone skin), iron (clutch for anemia), b vitamins (super helpful for stress) & hormone supportive EFAs. awesome in smoothies, baked goods, and as a canvas for adaptogenic tonics.
filtered water for soaking
pinch sea salt
1/2 cup hemp seeds
1/2 cup pepitas (hulled pumpkin seeds)
3-4 cups filtered water
1 pitted medjool date
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
place salt, pumpkin seeds, and hemp seeds in a bowl or pitcher and cover with filtered water. refrigerate overnight. strain & rinse through a fine sieve when ready to make mylk.
give your date a squeeze. does it have a pit? if it does, remove it. If it’s not juicy and squishy, place it in a small bowl, cover with filtered water and refrigerate overnight. remove the date from the soaking water when you’re ready to make mylk.
pour 3-4 cups (less water = thicker mylk) filtered water into a high speed blender. add the hemp & pumpkin seeds, the date, and the vanilla extract. blend on high for a full minute. strain through a nut milk bag or clean tea towel. stir in cardamom, or leave plain if you prefer.
stored in refrigerator, will keep for up to 3-5 days. Honestly its so yummy it doesn't last that long at my house.