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Many of our favourite recipes include milk. From macaroni cheese to shakes cow milk has been the go to option for most cooks. For vegans and vegetarians a plant based milk is a necessity and today there are many plant milks. They are all super satisfying and can be used in most recipes.

The info graphic below shows some of the most common plant milks and gives suggestions where they can best be used.

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Cranberry Iced Tea

Cranberry Iced Tea is fresh and fruity. Ir’s a wonderful drink for hot days and is a fresh twist on normal iced tea. Serve with Blueberry Vanilla Cookies.

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup sugar

Cranberry Iced Tea

1/2 cup water

1/8 tsp cloves

1/8 tsp nutmeg

1/8 tsp ginger

1/2 tsp cinnamon

Boil for 5 minutes

Add 2 cups cranberries

Pumpkin Spice Creamer

Many people like their coffee to be flavoured.  Pumpkin Spice creamer flavours coffee with a taste of the fall.  Creamy pumpkin mixed with pumpkin pie spice makes this drink something to be enjoyed throughout the season.  You might want to double the recipe as it goes fast.Pumpkin Spice Creamer

INGREDIENTS

1/8 cup Stevia

2 tbsp pumpkin puree

1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1 tbsp maple juice

3/4 cup half and half cream

1/8 tsp salt

DIRECTIONS

Whip all ingredients together until frothy.

Serve in hot coffee.

Strawberry Lemonade

This variation on lemonade is fun to serve at family outings or for a children’s lemonade stand.

Ingredients

3 cups strawberries

Strawberry Lemonade1/4 cup water

1 cup powdered steevia

1 cup lemon juice

3 cups sparkling water

ice cubes

Heat strawberries, water and Steevia in a large pan and bring to a boil .

Cook for 5 minutes and strain the contents into a pitcher. Cool.

Add lemon juice, sparkling water and ice cubes.

Serve immediately.

Berry Shake

We all love smoothies in the morning. This version of a smoothie very thick and is closer to a shake.  The coconut yogourt and fruit inside are a delicious combination.

Ingredients

2 cups unsweetened vanilla coconut yogourt

1 1/2 cups chopped strawberriesBerry Shake

1 cup frozen blueberries

1/4 cup Stevia

1/4 cup flax meal

1/8 cup chia seeds

Mix in blender until smooth.  Mixture should be very thick.  It can be made  thinner by adding 1/2 cup almond milk

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Peach Lemonade

Peach lemonade is a fresh twist on the old fashioned drink. Fresh peaches mingle with zesty lemonade and fizzy water for a refreshing sensation.

Enjoy!

4 peaches peeled and sliced

peach lemonade

1/2 cup stevia

1/2 cup lemon juice

pinch salt

4 cups fizzy water

Puree peach slices with stevia and lemon juice in blender.  Mix with ice and fizzy water.  Serve immediately.

For a sweeter drink add 1/4 cup more of stevia to puree.

Watermelon Fizz

Watermelon fizz is fresh and fruity and great on a warm summer day. Enjoy with sparkling water or club soda.

3 cups cubed watermelon

watermelon fizz

1 cup raspberries or blueberries (fresh or frozen)

1/2 cup orange juice

1/2 cup stevia (measure to taste)

club soda or sparkling water.

Mix first four ingredients in a blender until processed to a liquid.  Refrigerate until ready to drink.

Pour 1/3 cup into a glass and fill with club soda.   Enjoy.

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