2. Drain the nuts and add in a blender with 3 cups (720ml) of fresh water.
3. Blend until smooth, then strain the milk through a sieve lined with muslin to get rid of all the pulp. Store in an air-tight jar/bottle in the refrigerator for up to 3 days (it will probably last longer, but I am always careful).
As for tips how to get started on the sugar-free path, I have to say it much depends on each person's situation. For me, going cold turkey worked just fine and I had no withdrawals or cravings. I suggest you first analyse your daily sugar intake and then decide what method is best for you. I've listed a few sugar-free recipes below to get you started.
Needless to say I have nothing negative to say about this experiment, and although I am not saying I'll never eat fruit or use raw honey again, I have no urge to go back just yet. I am also interested to see how dairy-freeness will support this diet even further, and restricting these elements from my diet is certainly making me come up with more creative recipes.
I hope I've been able to inspire some of you at least to consider going sugar-free. You may think you can't do it, but trust me, it's not that difficult! Once you stop feeding your sweet cravings, your taste buds will adjust and you won't miss a thing!
Here are a few sweet recipes you could try for a soft landing to sugar-free life.
Grain-free, sugar-free breakfast muffins
Sugar-free coconut granola
Sugar-free rhubarb macaroon slice
Activated, spiced nuts
Grain-free, sugar-free zucchini mini cakes
Grain-free, sugar-free sweet parsnip bread
I would love to hear your feedback! Have you gone sugar-free? How are you feeling?