Plant Based Milk Alternatives
I have been drinking almond milk for years and have been happy with the taste of the product. What concerns me about almond milk is that it takes ONE GALLON OF WATER to produce JUST ONE NUT. Living in California and experiencing droughts, water restrictions, and fires, I wish to find another plant based milk source that is more sustainable.
Hope & Sesame
A new product, Sesame Milk, entered the marketplace last year and I just had an opportunity to try it. Hope & Sesame has brought to the marketplace delicious sesame milk in original, original unsweetend, vanilla, chocolate, and chocolate hazelnut flavors. The creamy milk is wonderful. Each flavor is great. I can find a way to use each one...I cannot decide which is my favorite!
Hope & Sesame sesamemilks contain Sesamein, their very own plant-based protein concentrate. An 8 ounce glass of sesame milk contains 8 grams of protein (as much as dairy milk) with less sugar, more Vitamin D, no dairy, and no lactose.
Sesame has many nutritional benefits:
- high in protein
- high in magnesium
- reduces blood pressure
- reduces cholesterol
- boosts heart health
- boosts respiratory health
- prevents cancer
- good for digestion
- good for healthy skin
- relieves arthritis
- protects the liver from alcohol
- prevents wrinkles
- encourages bone health
Sesame Milk provides nutrients including:
- Heart- healthy fatty acids
- B-complex vitamins
Sesame Milk Uses
Drink sesamemilk on its own or use it in recipes. Today I used Chocolate Hazelnut Sesamemilk as my blank canvas and created Chocolate Hazelnut Chia Pudding. Today we ate this is a dessert.
1 cup Chocolate Hazelnut Sesamemilk
1/8 cup chia seeds (organic if possible)
VARIATIONS: Fresh fruit, seeds, nuts, or granola as a topping (if desired)
- Stir the chia seeds in the milk until fully covered with liquid
- Let set in the refrigerator for at least an hour
- Stir to desired consistency ... NOTE: I wanted my chia pudding a bit thicker so I added an additional 1 TBSP of chia seeds at this point, stirred, and let the pudding set for another 30 minutes
- Serve when set or wait a day
- I served both plain and with bananas and coconut ... top based on your flavor/texture preferences
NOTE: This can be served for breakfast or dessert based on presentation/toppings.